The first two chapters are truth mixed with a little fiction. The writer and his siblings went through much abuse until they were old enough to leave home. His parents never showed love toward each other nor their children. Parental control was through fear, beatings, and other forms of abuse.
One reason the writer P. J. Smith opens his book in this fashion is to bring to light abuse is still prevalent in our society. Whether it is in America or around the world, children as well as adults, suffer at the hands of others. Although the writer’s abuse happened a lifetime ago, he still has nightmares of what occurred by the hands of his parents as well as others.
One might ask, why didn’t the children tell someone? It is simple, because of fear of retaliation from their parents. Fear controlled every moment, from the time of waking up until the time of going to sleep. Please, if a person is abusing you in any form, tell someone. Do not do as the writer and his siblings did and hide the facts. Tell your teacher, friend, the police, anyone out of the hearing range of the abuser. Get some help. You deserve better treatment from the people who supposedly love you. And most of all, do not be afraid. There is someone out in the world willing to help you.
The remainder of the book focuses on what if? While growing up in a certain home, the writer truly had visitors who came out of the attic at night. They looked like little people but were all white from head to toe. They never caused any harm, other than looking upon him and his siblings. Each night it was the same routine.
As a child, he never mentioned these Little White People to anyone. One morning he was talking with his brother, and his brother asked: “Peter, did you ever see the Little White People come out of the attic?” You might imagine what the writer felt at that moment, knowing someone else saw the same thing.
Throughout the writer’s childhood and well into his thirties, he had various forms of encounters from other-worldly beings. Whether it was ‘the black man’ out of the closet to being grabbed and spun around in the cellar and no one was there, these things occurred.
Join Mr. Smith in his book and see the possibilities of what if, he reached out and touched one of his visitors, The Little White People.