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…
I have read many of Cathy Glass' books over the years, and always enjoyed them. Dispite the subject matter the books are really interesting and brilliant reads.
I read this as a free sampler. It gives you a good taste as to what the book has to offer you.
I think the work foster carers do is absolutely amazing. It takes someone very special to do what Cathy does and I take my hat off to her, to open her home and her heart to children who otherwise would live a miserable existence, along with bringing up her own children is just fantastic.
This book is based around Aimee, who seems to be another Child who has slipped through the net, and is now 8 years old with some very big problems. Can Cathy help this child grow and improve.
you'll have to read the book to find out.