Young Adult Suffers Abuse, Learns to Heal in Powerful New Novel

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Author S.T. Byra’s “One and One is One” depicts the traumas one boy experiences and how he learns to trust again despite his past experiences

"One and One is One" by S.T. Byra.

Every 10 seconds, a report is made to Child Protective Services regarding a child who’s been abused. Author S.T. Byra’s new book, “One and One is One: The Beginning”; details the story of a young adult who suffers abuse and how it changes his life completely.

Grady Pearson is an outsider, but still has a good life with his parents, until bullying and abuse almost kills him, and his parents are violently and suddenly taken away. He must then travel halfway across the globe to a relative he’s never known, who further abuses him out of hatred for his mother.

Finally located in a foster home, he slowly begins to learn to trust again, though it’s hard for him as the traumas he suffered never really go away. Yet he perseveres, surviving in an indifferent world, until he’s finally ready to go forth into his chosen life and be the man he’s meant to be.

“The sad part about Grady’s story is that people go through this in real life,” Byra said. “I want them to know that they will survive. Through time and life lessons, they can learn to trust and love fully once more.”

One Amazon reviewer gives praise to “One and One is One”: “I'm hopeful that the story of Grady continues soon. A wonderful tale of coming to age through trials of adversity and trauma.”

Readers are sure to be touched by Grady’s struggle and resonate with his story of overcoming his great trauma to become whole once more.

“One and One is One: The Beginning”
By S. T. Byra
ISBN: 9781532063633 (softcover); 9781532063626 (electronic)
Available at iUniverse and Amazon

About the author
S. T. Byra is a retired Public Library System Director, a constant reader, and an avid knitter and crafter. Byra is an experienced fiction writer who has brilliantly captured the power of love, the power of trust and the strength it requires to trust again after abuse in her new novel, “One and One is One”. She has always had creative ideas in her head, and now, she writes them down.

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