Susan tells the story of her life experiences in a frank and open way, leaving out none of the less savoury details. What is the most striking about this story is Susan's ability to pick herself up after some incredible setbacks and keep moving forward. Despite not completing her education she manages to forge several different career paths, achieving success in different fields. Susan's story makes you realise that some people really do have more difficult cards dealt than others and helps you gain an appreciation for your own good fortune.
The Girl Who Lived is an amazing story. Although devastatingly sad and raw in places, it is ultimately a story of hope and the strength of the human spirit when pushed to breaking point.