Another Forgotten Child

Another Forgotten Child

By Cathy Glass

  • Release Date : 2012-09-13
  • Genre : Biography
  • FIle Size : 10.00 MB
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Description

Another Forgotten Child A new memoir from Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author Cathy Glass, now with an exclusive preview of Cathy’s inspiring new title, Please Don’t Take My Baby, coming out on April 25th.

Eight-year-old Aimee was on the child protection register at birth. Her five older siblings were taken into care many years ago. So no one can understand why she was left at home to suffer for so long. It seems Aimee was forgotten.

The social services are looking for a very experienced foster carer to look after Aimee and, when she reads the referral, Cathy understands why. Despite her reservations, Cathy agrees to Aimee on – there is something about her that reminds Cathy of Jodie (the subject of ‘Damaged’ and the most disturbed child Cathy has cared for), and reading the report instantly tugs at her heart strings.

When she arrives, Aimee is angry. And she has every right to be. She has spent the first eight years of her life living with her drug-dependent mother in a flat that the social worker described as ‘not fit for human habitation’. Aimee is so grateful as she snuggles into her bed at Cathy’s house on the first night that it brings Cathy to tears.

Aimee’s aggressive mother is constantly causing trouble at contact, and makes sweeping allegations against Cathy and her family in front of her daughter as well. It is a trying time for Cathy, and it makes it difficult for Aimee to settle. But as Aimee begins to trust Cathy, she starts to open up. And the more Cathy learns about Aimee’s life before she came into care, the more horrified she becomes.

It’s clear that Aimee should have been rescued much sooner and as her journey seems to be coming to a happy end, Cathy can’t help but reflect on all the other ‘forgotten children’ that are still suffering…

Reviews

REVIEWS FOR DAMAGED:

'Cannot fail to move those who read it.'
Adoption-net

‘Heartbreaking.'
Mirror

‘A truly harrowing read that made me cry.’
Sun

'A true tale of hope. ****.'
OK!

‘Foster carers rarely get the praise they deserve, but Cathy Glass’s book should change all that.****’
First magazine

‘A hugely touching and emotional true tale.’
Star magazine

About the author

Cathy has been a foster carer for over 20 years, during which time she has looked after more than 75 children, of all ages and backgrounds. Cathy runs training courses on fostering for her local Social Services, and helps draft new fostering procedures and guidelines. She has three teenage children of her own; one of whom was adopted after a long-term foster placement. The name Cathy Glass is a pseudonym.

Reviews

  • Brilliant

    5
    By Bobobeck
    Could not put this book down really happy aimee found a forever family a must read !!!!
  • Cathy Glass...Amazing Person

    5
    By Della~^*
    Such a good book I've read all of cathy's books & truly think she's incredible more people should be like her so no child ever goes through any kind of abuse at all
  • Again another brilliant book!

    5
    By Hannah0410
    Love Cathy Glass's writing this is the second book of hers I've read after damaged and I'm going to buy another!!
  • Cathy glass

    5
    By Hollie lfc 2012 YNWA
    This is an excellent book and I have recommended it to a few people I'm going to start on the next cathy glass book now absolutely brilliant!!!
  • Amasing

    5
    By Ynysfach10
    Loved it but I could only get the sample so I am dessporet to find out what happens next
  • Great

    5
    By 7353821947438
    Amazing book rely great author will deffo be buying more x
  • Another child forgotten

    5
    By Marie nice
    Brilliant read! Very touching storey! I was glued to it, couldn't put it down! Xx
  • Amazing book ..

    5
    By Danielle Meek
    This book is truly amazing I can't say how sorry I feel for Aimee and cathy , I couldn't put it down took me 2 days to read it and once I finished it I wanted more on that story so Ive just started to read 'damaged' ,
  • Another Forgotten child

    5
    By Fi robin
    Another fantastic book ;) I await the next one published x
  • Fantastic

    5
    By Miss Lotts
    Yet another amazing book by Cathy Glass. I've read every book she has wrote now and this is just as fantastic as the others. A definite must read! Hurry up with the next one please :)

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