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Review à Saving Alex ä [Download] ✤ Saving Alex Author Alex Cooper – When Alex Cooper was fifteen years old life was pretty ordinary in her sleepy suburban town and nice Mormon family At church and at home Alex was taught that God had a plan for everyone But something When Alex Cooper was fifteen years old life was pretty or[Download] Saving Alex Author Alex Cooper When Alex Cooper was fifteen years old life was pretty ordinary in her sleepy suburban town and nice Mormon family At church and at home Alex was taught that God had a plan for everyone But something When Alex Cooper was fifteen years old life was pretty ordinary in her sleepy suburban town and nice Mormon family At church and at home Alex was taught that God had a plan for everyone But something was gnawing at her that made her feel different These feelings exploded when she met Yvette a girl who made Alex feel alive in a new way and with whom Alex would uickly fall in loveAl.

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Ex knew she was holding a secret that could shatter her family her church community and her life Yet when this secret couldn’t be hidden any longer she told her parents that she was gay and the nightmare began She was driven from her home in Southern California to Utah where against her will her parents handed her over to fellow Mormons who promised to save Alex from her homosexualityFor eight harrowing months Alex was held captive in an unlicensed “residential treatment program” modeled on the many “therapeutic” boot camps scattered across Utah Alex was physically and verbally abused and many days she was forced to stand facing a wall wearing a h.

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Saving AlexEavy backpack full of rocks Her captors used faith to punish and terrorize her With the help of a dedicated legal team in Salt Lake City Alex eventually escaped and made legal history in Utah by winning the right to live under the law’s protection as an openly gay teenagerAlex is not alone; the headlines continue to splash stories about gay conversion therapy and rehabilitation centers that promise to “save” teenagers from their sexuality Saving Alex is a courageous memoir that tells Alex’s story in the hopes that it will bring awareness and justice to this important issue A bold inspiring story of one girl’s fight for freedom acceptance and trut.

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  • Rachel

    Review à Saving Alex Saving AlexThis book is about Alex who grew up LDS When she came out to her parents they kicked her out and then found a family in St George Utah to convert her into being straight Except that family wasn't licensed at all and ended up abusing her physically emotionally and spiritually and also it's not possible to change a person's sexual orientation through bullying them With the help of some friends she was able to escape her

  • Sharon

    Review à Saving Alex Saving AlexI'm torn on how to rate this one The story itself was so compelling and felt like an important story to be told The writing was decent but not amazing I also felt like I was left with some unanswered uestions at the end of the book although perhaps they are unanswered because Alex is still so young and might not even know the answers yet Overall worth the read an important story told by a very brave and resilient young woman

  • Margaret

    Review à Saving Alex Saving AlexThe subtitle says it all This is a memoir about Alex Cooper’s problems being a lesbian teen in a Mormon family Her parents loved her and she loved them in return She admits in the book that she was uite a handful as a teen she drank smoked pot and went on trips with friends without her parents’ permission But the one transgression they could not forgive was her declaration that she liked girls They believed that being gay was a choice a bad choice that would keep her out of paradise So they found a place in Utah to send her to cure her by making her choose to be straight and to stop choosing to be gay This book tells her story of her life at the place an unlicensed couple acting as if they ran a conversion therapy and rehabilitation center and beyond The story recounts her suffering at the hands of the family who took her in and her life after her escape Suffice it to say that through a series of lucky happensta

  • B.A. Wilson

    Review à Saving Alex Saving AlexThe teacher that still lurks inside me fought a constant battle between rage and sorrow while reading this true story I’m horrified that any adult would behave this way towards a child despite the fact that I’ve seen and heard even worse POTENTIAL SPOILERS YOU'VE BEEN WARNEDI’m proud of Alex but ashamed of many of the adults in this novel including her parents whom I still find to be an epic disappointment I don’t feel that sacrificing basic humanity and kindness is ever acceptable behavior regardless of your religious beliefs I appreciate how facts and statistics about the LGBT community were included so it becomes clear that this was not just a rare or random act of abuse intolerance and hatred From my perspective the parents both belong in jail as well as the Siales and they should consider themselves lucky that Alex protected them despite the fact that they never protecte

  • Sara

    Review à Saving Alex Saving AlexAn infuriating read The Utah Cooper describes is chillingly close to Invasion of the Body Snatchers a place where the semblance of happy family life and a seemingly sympathetic gaze mask unfeeling conformity but it's her ability to find empathy for both her parents and captors even while justifiably wanting to run the latter over that makes this book both moving and enlightening It's also a nice retort to the loons blathering about Sharia law in the US as even after her escape Cooper is forced to lock horns with a homegrown version in the Utah legal system This is not John Krakauer writing wise but it deserves a spot alongside Under the Banner of Heaven and Emily Danf

  • Traci Haley

    Review à Saving Alex Saving AlexFuck the people who did this to AlexFuck the Mormon church And any other church that condones hateful acts like this book tells aboutFuck her parentsFuck Tiana and Johnny whoever they really areFuck the people who looked past Alex and didn't say anythingFuck any close minded hard hearted BIGOTS because that's who you are who ever think that being gay lesbian trans or whatever other shade of the spectrum you can and cannot imagine is meant to be anything but CELEBRATED for a beautiful joyful giftBut on the other handBless Delsy Bless Jason Bless Paul And most of all bless Alex for being brave enough not only to live her story but tell her storyIf you can read this book and not be moved to anger sadness and a great need to help in SOME way then I feel bad for you I can't say that I loved this book because I don't love that books like this ever exist in the nonfiction section But this

  • Kelly Sierra

    Review à Saving Alex Saving AlexI'm giving this story 3 stars because of the missing information the novice writing and some small issues I had with the layout; however this book was an amazing and tragic story that is necessary to share This happens often than not and it makes me mad it makes me disgust

  • Patty

    Review à Saving Alex Saving AlexThis book is as horrific as you might expect based on the title It's heart breaking that only a few years ago a girl not much younger than I am experienced something this horrific in the United States with her parents approval and encouragement Every layer of her story makes me so sick to my stomach The people who knew were involved bore witness or heard of her stories of her abuse and accepted that this was okay and necessary for her to be a part of God's plan and to choose to not be gay Alex doesn't insist that this is because of Mormonism but without the messages taught to her family within the Mormon faith her life could have looked very different She does make the point that Mormonism does not give a lot of support or guidance to healthily support gay childr

  • Sarah

    Review à Saving Alex Saving AlexA real gut punch of a story but the ending feels unfinished The physical violence she suffered is terrible but the way she makes excuses for her parents enabling that violence and for the emotional violence of them still not believing her is sad I would love to see a follow up book in 10 years when she realizes that she doesn't have to forgive the parents who continue to abuse her with silence and lack of support

  • Rae

    Review à Saving Alex Saving AlexTHIS BOOK MADE ME SICKThe crimes against young LGBT in the Mormon faith is nauseating to say the very least and Alex Cooper's outspoken memoir is heartbreakingly just that She explains the what's how's where's and who's but is left asking all sorts of why's Young and courageous Alex stands up and tells her story of surviving being abused as a lesbian teenager in ArizonaCalifornia