A Boy Broken is a tragic and harrowing book to read. WARNING! THE CONTENT IS GRAPHIC & SHOCKING. I Don't pull punches in describing the abuse. I've hit the end of discussing my trauma in therapy and I'm trying to smile but I still feel soiled by what happened. You'd never be able to tell that anything was wrong with me by just looking at me; I've got a loving family and a great job but underneath the surface there's an undeniable sadness. This is the shocking true story of an innocent boy abused by the very people who said they would take good care of him. My family began the path to my destruction - they used me and abused me. This boy was also sexually physically and emotionally abused by many people around him. The story starts with sexual abuse within the family and culminates in being raped in college. Yes men get raped too and that's the core of this story.