Another Forgotten Child

Paperback | February 5, 2013

byCathy Glass

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A new memoir from Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling 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.

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A new memoir from Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling 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 l...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pagesPublished:February 5, 2013Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant! Cathy Glass never fails to astound me with her way of writing the most heartbreaking stories and somehow giving the reader so much hope.
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read Enjoyed the ups and downs in the story. Made me learnt of my fortune in life.
Date published: 2014-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read a heart warming story about a young girl
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another forgotten child Brilliant book, a real page turner!
Date published: 2014-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant and heartfelt Brilliant as always. I love all of Cathy glass's books. It always provides an honest and often emotional portrayal of the foster system and the impact of on all involved
Date published: 2013-07-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another forgotten child I love reading books from Cathy Glass. She is an amazing writer and every book of hers i read i cant put down, i stayed up till 5 in the morning reading the whole book cover to cover...
Date published: 2013-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Very Sad Story...well-written! Story Description: HarperCollins (UK)|November 5, 2012|Trade Paperback|ISBN: 978-0-00-74877-9 The social services are looking for a very experienced foster carer to look after Aimee and, when she reads the referral, Cathy understands why: it says that Aimee kicks and bites her mother that her mother is terrified of her, and that in rage Aimee strangled and killed four of their cat’s kittens. Despite her reservations, Cathy agrees to take on Aimee – there is something about her that reminds Cathy of Jodie (the subject of Damaged and 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.” There was no heating, no hot water, little food and no furniture. 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 mother is aggressive and she is constantly causing a scene 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 her behaviour improves and 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 Cathy promises to stand by her no matter what, but as Aimee’s journey seems to be coming to a happy end, Cathy can’t help but reflect on all the “forgotten children” that are still suffering. My Review: This was such a difficult novel to read. The abuse that eight-year-old, Aimee suffered at the hands of her mother, her many drug addicted boyfriends, and her father was shocking to say the least. This little girl had seen things, done things, and participated in things that no child should ever, ever have to go through. Aimee’s mother, Susan, is an extremely aggressive woman and often verbally attacked Cathy who received little help from the supervisor during the contact visits. This certainly took its toll on poor Cathy. No one should have to stand there and endure what she did. Cathy Glass not only has the ability to tell a story that keeps you glued to each page, but she has the patience of a Saint for fostering the children she does. Aimee was an extreme case but through Cathy’s kind, compassionate, structured, and disciplined home, Aimee began to make huge improvements and for the first time in her life saw how a “real” family should function and how people interacted with each other appropriately. Once again Cathy Glass has totally blown me away with her story of Aimee and I’m so thankful that there are people like, Cathy who care enough about children like Aimee to take them in and give them some semblance of a normal life. Kudos to you, Cathy for another well-written book. Congratulations!
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