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Publisher's Summary

A new memoir from Sunday Times and New York Times best-selling author Cathy Glass.
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…
©2012 Cathy Glass (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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Critic Reviews

"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)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Samantha on 05-29-18

such a great story!

Narrator did a great job telling the story. It was one I didn't want to stop listening to.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 05-20-18

Amazing Journey but sad...

I will definitely be reading more Cathy Glass books. can't wait to start the next one I ordered...

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 05-17-18

brilliant

Cathy Glass books are great. always love them. danica Fairman performs them so well. can't wait for more of them. especially Damaged I hope.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Jilly on 05-23-17

Another forgotten child

Interesting book on how foster carers work and deal with damaged and abused children and teenagers

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5 out of 5 stars
By Lucy Fieldhouse on 10-28-16

By far my favorite author

loved it, best author i have read so far and hope that she continues writing.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Shannon on 06-01-15

Amazing writer

Love all cathys books. Must read if you like her other books. Very inspirational read.

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