Crying for Help: The Shocking True Story of a Damaged Girl with a Dark Past: The Shocking True…

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byCasey Watson

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The second book from Sunday Times bestselling author Casey Watson.Two weeks after saying farewell to her first foster child, Casey is asked to look after Sophia, a troubled 12-year-old with a sad past. Sophia's actions are disturbing and provocative and, before long, Casey and her family find themselves in a dark and dangerous situation.Two years ago Sophia's mother had a terrible accident. Sophia has been in care ever since.Right away, Casey feels something isn't right. Sophia's a well-developed girl, who looks more like 18 than 12. She only seems to have eyes and ears for men, and treats all women with contempt and disgust. And she has everyone around her jumping through hoops.Over time, as more details begin to emerge about Sophia's past, it becomes clear that her behaviour is a front for an early life filled with pain and suffering. But although Casey feels she is gradually breaking through to Sophia and getting her to open up about things she has never spoken about before, her violence is threatening the safety of the whole family, forcing Casey to question whether she can really handle this lost and damaged girl.Both shocking and inspiring, this true story will shed new light on the extreme and sometimes dangerous nature of foster care.

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The second book from Sunday Times bestselling author Casey Watson.Two weeks after saying farewell to her first foster child, Casey is asked to look after Sophia, a troubled 12-year-old with a sad past. Sophia's actions are disturbing and provocative and, before long, Casey and her family find themselves in a dark and dangerous situatio...

Casey Watson is a specialist foster carer. She has been working in this field for six years after giving up her position as a behaviour manager for a local school. During this time she has welcomed 14 difficult to place children into her home.As a specialist foster carer she works with profoundly damaged children, seeing each child thr...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pagesPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780007436583

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Assistant manager I cant say this book was aweful. The story was ok but it felt. ...made up. I couldn't get into it and nor could I fall in love with any of the characters. A story like this should have been an emotional roller coaster for me, but I felt nothing. The writing just wasnt effective enough to pull me in.
Date published: 2014-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't put it down! Emotive and gripping I read the whole book in a day!
Date published: 2014-06-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Crying For Help I enjoyed reading about Sophia, how Mike and Casey stand strong together to help another child have a chance to live a better, improved life! What an amazing family to be able to open your home in such demanding situations and give of yourselves for a childs .
Date published: 2014-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crying for Help This book really kept me reading more. I just could not put the Kobo down.
Date published: 2014-04-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Crying for help It was sad to read
Date published: 2013-08-18