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Publisher's Summary

Cruel to Be Kind is the true story of Max, age six. He is fostered by Cathy while his mother is in hospital with complications from type 2 diabetes.
Fostering Max gets off to a bad start when his mother, Caz, complains and threatens Cathy even before Max has moved in. Cathy and her family are shocked when they first meet Max. But his social worker isn't the only one in denial; his whole family are, too.
©2017 Cathy Glass (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
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By Joy on 01-18-18

A++

Cathy Glass is an inspiration. She is a miracle worked in the life of these kids and alot of time the parents of the kids she cares for. I never expected this story to end like it did but sad as it was the kids were and will be okay thanks to her and other kind ppl like her.

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By Susie on 09-29-17

Could not put it down

Enjoyed it. Max story interested me. Glad did so well. Want to read more of Cathy Glass books and see how Max and his sisters and family do.

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By Jacqueline on 01-04-18

brilliant

I loved this book. You're taken in an emotional journey. Cathys care and compassion shines through.

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By Eliza on 12-07-17

A nice short story padded out by tedious detail.

This author has a serious case of total recall... Far too much really really boring detail with quite a few unnecessary explanations, and little health and safety lectures on the side.

Essentially this is a very tedious telling of a nice little story. I had to listen to the end to find out what happened to Max, but it was really hard going.

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