‘She was never happier than when reading to her younger sisters and being surrounded by her family. It is a story this newspaper has now been asked to tell by members of Amber’s extended family because, they say, ‘Amber’s voice deserves to be heard’.
Told in four parts—freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior year—this provocative debut reveals the deep cuts of trauma.
Amber Rose has made an enviable career for herself, and is a respected activist when it comes to sex work and ending stigma against women for their sexual behaviour.
’ In another interview with TMZ Amber said that they have sex every day, so they’re clearly doing something right.
Her friend is speaking in the past tense because Amber is dead. A few days before, in a televised press conference after she’d disappeared, her mother Kelly, 34, and stepfather Danny Peat, 31, talked about the holiday in Cornwall where Amber ‘had a fantastic time . It is a question that still haunts the community in Amber’s hometown, where she was buried last month.
But the night her brother’s best friend rapes her, Eden’s world capsizes. What Eden In the tradition of Speak, this extraordinary debut novel shares the unforgettable story of a young woman as she struggles to find strength in the aftermath of an assault.
But the night her brother’s best friend rapes her, Eden’s world capsizes. What Eden once loved—who she once loved—she now hates. Nothing makes sense anymore, and she knows she’s supposed to tell someone what happened but she can’t. But it also demonstrates one young woman’s strength as she navigates the disappointment and unbearable pains of adolescence, of first love and first heartbreak, of friendships broken and rebuilt, and while learning to embrace a power of survival she never knew she had hidden within her heart.
The most recent figures from the Office for National Statistics show that in 2013, just ten youngsters in the UK aged 14 or under were suspected of taking their own lives. For the moment, at least, Amber’s death has not been classed as suicide.
Instead, it remains one of ‘undetermined intent’ — a phrase often used when there is no note left behind, because ‘suicide’ is a label that parents, naturally, find particularly distressing.
Some of you might remember her face, if not her name, staring out from the newsstands and TV news bulletins after she went missing from her home in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, on May 30 following a family holiday in Cornwall. Her pink casket — with her name spelt out on the side — was mounted on a horse-drawn carriage; there couldn’t have been a more pitiful sight.
There were no ‘suspicious circumstances’, police announced after making the tragic discovery — a stock phrase which meant that Amber’s death was not the subject of a murder investigation. She took umbrage, apparently, and stormed out of the house. She wasn’t ‘the kind of girl that would wander off’.
Since then, she has been in music videos for Ludacris, Nicki Minaj, Young Jeezy, and Future.