Dancing Softly

Young Adult, General Fiction, Christian Books

By Nikki Rosen

Publisher : Gentle Recovery

Dancing Softly

ABOUT Nikki Rosen

Nikki Rosen
“I can shake off everything if I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn. But, and that is the greatest question, will I ever be able to write anything great, will I ever become a journalist or a writer? I hope so, for I can recapture everything when I write, my thoughts, my id More...



A story of hope and overcoming. A story about the resilience of the human spirit and the touch of a gentle God.

Shortlisted for The Word Guild Award. April 2013

Sixteen-year-old Jamie DeSouza runs away from home to escape from years of sexual and emotional abuse. Living on the streets of Toronto, she survives the only way she knows how – by becoming tough, hard, angry...a fighter. When her freedom is taken away, Jamie finds herself locked in a psychiatric ward where she struggles to maintain hope.

Caught in the mental health system, Jamie is stripped of her dignity and even basic human rights. It’s in that dark place she learns to fight back in ways that ultimately free her. The people Jamie meets along the way teach her that dancing softly in life is far more powerful than the use of violence.

"Dancing Softly provides a window into the lives of far too many young women and girls. The hope generated by this story is so encouraging. I only wish it were true for most of the incredibly courageous and resilient women I know. Too few have the opportunities to fulfill themselves or realize their dreams. Thank you for keeping their spirits and visions alive, Nikki." Quotes

Kim Pate
Executive Dir. of The Elizabeth Fry Societies of Canada

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