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Into the Forbidden Forest

A young teenage girl, orphaned by her mother and abused by her father, escapes into the woods discovering a secret, enchanted world that has been anticipating her arrival for over three hundred years in order to stop an evil King.


Will she let her past dictate her future, plunging her deeper into the darkness?


Or will she overcome in spite of it all to stop the King and save the people?
Into the Forbidden Forest
Carissa Magras

Survivors of sexual abuse often feel the gut-wrenching pain of being broken, silenced, and isolated. Like a poison, it can consume every area of one’s life, leaving behind a devastation of shame, inner turmoil, and life-long questioning.

As a survivor myself, I wanted to write a fictional book that addresses this very real, very unfortunate, heinous epidemic. I wanted to have a character – Saca (Say-kuh) – who girls can identify with, and adults can relate to. My goal was to write a book that is safe, yet not silent; a book that shows how real life can be, while empowering people of all ages to become more than what we are given.

We cannot change the first chapters of our life, but we can take back the pen and write the rest of our story. – Carissa

  • Carla LeRiche Kruger
    Posted at 14:19h, 21 March Reply

    Looking forward to the reading the upcoming chapters!

    • Carissa
      Posted at 21:54h, 26 March Reply

      Thanks Carla! 🙂

  • Kids and dreams - JJ Landis
    Posted at 15:56h, 22 June Reply

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