This book My Bloody Life is crazy, it’s written based on the author's life growing up. What kind of parent did he have? Why did he defend her after the things she let happen? he gets beaten everyday of his life
basically and his mom is a stay at home and mooch off the money her boyfriends and husbands make, gold digger. All she really honestly cares about is her daughters and money, she obviously doesn’t care about her son’s well being at all.
it’s sad the way he lives his days. One of the things that touched me a lot was when he said “When i woke up i realized i had slept under the bed again” he sleeps under the bed because he’s scared for his life, that in the middle of the night his mom’s boyfriend is going to kill him.
His mom was 16 when she 1st got married and had 3 kids later on she has 1 more then after another one. she was now 20 years of age with 5 kids from 3 different men. she was a no good mother to her kids as well.
The boys father was 74 years old, he was 3 when his father died and when the abuse started.
Emilio was the 1st stepfather. he was cool until his mom had his child. Pedro was the 2nd stepfather a short while after and he began to change when his mom had his child also. Both men were into illegal things Emilio got caught for it but Pedro didn’t.
There house would get raided every now and then.
At the age of 5 or 6 years old he was raped by his cousin who was 18 years old who also use to beat him and his sisters when his mom went on her honeymoon with Emilio.
Chapters 1-2 In the book My Bloody Life by Reymundo Sanchez, pages 1-7 talk about a little boy’s life from age 3 to 7 years old. The 1st thing the little boy tells us is that his mother of 16 years of age marries a 74 year old man with 3 children of his own from another another marriage and has grandkids the age of his mother and older, which by the way don’t think of them as family and hate his mother.
He begins by saying at age 3 he father dies leaving him, his two sisters and mother alone. He didn’t know much about him just knew from word to mouth about how he was a good man. Soon after the death of his father his mother remarries, not even couple of months later. She leaves the kids in Puerto Rico with her sister and her kids to go on her honeymoon with her new husband.
While his mother did her own thing her kids were being beaten almost everyday by their cousins, which her sister allowed happen. They would torture them, make them do things, and constantly throwing threats. One day his eldest cousin who was like 18 told him that he has a gift for him waiting in the house, it was a slingshot, all he had to do was go in the house to get it. Excited he ran in while his cousin followed behind, once in the house his cousin grabs him and takes him to his mothers room throws him on the bed and begins to rape him.
After a terrible life in Puerto Rico his mother is back from her honeymoon with her new husband and they move out to Chicago. Life seem to be getting better for the young boy and his sisters after moving, their stepfather was nice and his mother got pregnant again with another girl. Soon after they baby grew older Emilio, the stepfather begin beaten them for anything he got upset for,and mistreating them while favoring his own daughter. The mother allowed this to happen and just standed to the side while everything was happening.
This might leave readers feeling sad, and angry all at the same time. Here you have not just 1 but 3 helpless children being beaten since they could ever remember by family who rejected them and hated them and by a man who wasn’t even their father while their mother watched.
On page 5 he talks about his step father. “Emilio’s attitude toward us changed as his daughter got older. In short, he became an asshole. He would do things like padlock the refrigerator door so that only his daughter could drink milk... All of his anger was taken out on us. Why my mother let him do those things i’ll never know.”
This is a reason why any reader would be upset. 3 children starving and beaten down for every little thing. It’s sad because there are parents out there today in this world who do let their children be abused by another man and don’t care or do care but can’t do anything to help them because they're scared or being beaten as well. As long a women is being taken care of and doesn't have to do anything to provide for the family while a man does, she will not care for anything.
I had a friend whose stepfather abused her and her little sister, the mom would never say nothing and let it happen. One day she caught him touching her little sister and try to defend her but then he began to beat her till she couldn’t remember anything after. When her mom came home she try telling her what happen, but since she didn't care she slap her and told her to stop lying. This broke my heart i couldn’t help her out i just gave her advice on how to handle it by calling the cops, she refused and began doing things like smoking drinking and having sex with different boys all the time. After a while she just up and vanished and i never heard from her again.