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I am not Esther
"The women of our faith all have Biblical names. We have given you the name Esther."
Imagine that your mother tells you she's going away. She is going to leave you with relatives you've never heard of - and they are members of a strict religious cult. Your name is changed, and you are forced to follow the severe set of socialstandards set by the cult. There is no television, no radio, no newspaper. No mirrors. You must wear long modest clothes. you don't know where your mother is, and you are beginning to question your own identity.
I am not Esther is a gripping psychological thriller written by poppular children's writer Fleur Beale. In Esther she creates an enthralling and utterly compelling portrait of a teenager going through her worst nightmare.
Fleur Beale is a former teacher who was inspired to write I am not Esther when one of her students was beaten and expelled from his family for ggoing against their religious beliefs.