The Child Bride

  • by Cathy Glass
  • Narrated by Denica Fairman
  • 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Cathy Glass, international best-selling author, tells the shocking story of Zeena, a young Asian girl desperate to escape from her family.
When 14-year-old Zeena begs to be taken into care with a non-Asian family, she is clearly petrified. But of what?Placed in the home of experienced foster carer Cathy and her family, Zeena gradually settles into her new life, but misses her little brothers and sisters terribly.
Prevented from having any contact with them by her family who insist she has brought shame and dishonour on the whole community, Zeena tries to see them at school. But when her father and uncle find out, they bundle her into a car and threaten to set fire to her if she makes anymore trouble. Zeena is too frightened to press charges against them despite being offered police protection in a safe house.
Eventually, Cathy discovers the devastating truth from Zeena, and with devastation she believes there is little she can do to help her.

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Devastating and inspiring

This is a book that everyone should read or listen to. It makes you aware of the horrendous suffering that so many children, boys and girls, endure every day. This book was one that I could hardly stop listening to.

Zeena is also a very inspirational person in that she was able to forgive her mother.

I highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone.
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- Cameron

Incredible

This is another excellent book by Cathy Glass. It's a truly incredible story of a child who lives through a horrific childhood and still finds it in her heart to forgive.

I didn't know situations like Zeena's still happened.`. Unbelievable... As sad as this child's circumstances were, she still managed to forgive one parent and move on. Truly amazing! I'm not sure I could... I've finished all the books but the novels and can't wait for the next one.

As always, the narration was fantastic!
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- Randi shelton

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-25-2014
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited