I found this a truly riveting book . It is well written and gives a good insight into what fostering parenting is all about . I started reading at 7.00 o'clock one night and the next time I looked at my watch it was 11.30 , It is that sort of book .Now there is material on the internet which challenges the authenticity of these books . There are many out there written by both Cathy Glass and Casey Watson and the skeptics say they are all fiction . The authors claim that they have to write under non de plumes to protect the identity of the children concerned . There is reference to the fact that none of these cases appear to have received publicity in the mainstream media . This is troubling and I must say I think HarperCollins need to address this issue immediately . There is also the comment that these stories all seem to have a happy ending and the ''author'' is painted as the only person who could help these children . I have researched Cathy Glass on the internet and have personally sent her an email which she has replied to . There is a longish interview with Cathy Glass in about 2015 which does not directly address the issues raised here . But she says that her books are based on her experiences as a foster carer . For what it is worth I'm giving her the benefit of the doubt but I would like some evidence that what I'm reading is based on fact .
I was fascinated by this story of a young foster girl who had been forced into an early marriage against her will, facing estrangement and retribution by her family if she refused or rebelled. Seeking refuge she asked to be placed in foster care but it took safety, time and loving care before the true extent of her abuse and her bravery became known. Another well written story based on a true story by Cathy Glass.
This is a great story ,Cathy Glass sure is a great story teller , and gets you reading to the end . It amazes me just how many children are caught up in these old world practices ,even when they move into western society. I guess old habits are hard to break .
Another astonishing account of a foster child from a Cathy a Glass. This time the harrowing story of a girl forced to marry as part of her culture. Unfortunately too much of this is still happening all over the world , even in Australia where I have taught girls who suddenly were taken out of school , then taken overseas to marry men they have never met. Heartbreaking stuff.