“True confessions: As long as I can remember there have been two opposing voices in my head. You know, the angel on one shoulder and the devil on the other like you see in cartoons. One voice whispered truth, and the other screamed lies—One tried to build me up, the other worked like a devil to tear me down. And wouldn’t you know it, that’s the one I gravitated towards; a hopeless perversion of truth that twisted my thinking and became my reality. I’m not sure why I always listened to that voice. I guess after a while it was just easier to believe the bad than it was to believe anything good."
In this gripping true-life tale, Jill Wyckoff reveals a very personal account of a girl who journeys from innocence to destruction as she lives out the lies she believes about herself. Unexpectedly, in the midst of desperation, grief, and incredible loss, The Girl has a stunning encounter that changes her life. Awakened to the truth, she begins a process of discovery that leads to transformation.
In this 2nd edition, Wyckoff captivates the reader through an artistic weave of emotionally charged poetry, verse, narration, and first-person story-telling.
Once Upon a Backpack compels us to look at the lies we’ve been believing about ourselves and dares us to step into our own awakening.
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