Cut: The true story of an abandoned, abused little girl who was desperate to be part of a family…

Paperback | February 5, 2009

byCathy Glass

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Million-copy bestselling author Cathy Glass tells the story of Dawn, a sweet and seemingly well-balanced girl whose outward appearance masks a traumatic childhood of suffering at the hands of the very people who should have cared for her.Dawn was the first girl Cathy Glass ever fostered. Sweet and seemingly well balanced girl, Dawn's outward appearance masked a traumatic childhood so awful, that even she could not remember it.During the first night, Cathy awoke to see Dawn looming above Cathy's baby's cot, her eyes staring and blank. She sleepwalks - which Cathy learns is often a manifestation in disturbed children. It becomes a regular and frightening occurrence, and Cathy is horrified to find Dawn lighting a match whilst mumbling it's not my fault in her sleep one night.Cathy discovers Dawn is playing truant from school, and struggling to make friends. More worryingly she finds her room empty one night, and her pillow covered in blood. Dawn has been self-harming in order to release the pain of her past.When Dawn attempts suicide, Cathy realises that she needs more help than she can give. Dawn's mother eventually confides in her that Dawn was sent away to live with relatives in Ireland between the ages of 5 and 9, and Cathy soon realises that the horrors Dawn was exposed to during this time have left her a very disturbed little girl.

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Million-copy bestselling author Cathy Glass tells the story of Dawn, a sweet and seemingly well-balanced girl whose outward appearance masks a traumatic childhood of suffering at the hands of the very people who should have cared for her.Dawn was the first girl Cathy Glass ever fostered. Sweet and seemingly well balanced girl, Dawn's o...

Cathy has been a foster carer for over 20 years, during which time she has looked after more than 70 children, of all ages and backgrounds. Cathy runs training courses on fostering for her local Social Services, and helps draft new fostering procedures and guidelines. She has three teenage children of her own; one of whom was adopted a...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pagesPublished:February 5, 2009Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Emotional. There is so much love and emotion that is given in these books. They just reach out and touch your heart. A must read!
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must read! It can get uncomfortable at times for those who have had a difficult childhood but overall it is positive and hopeful.
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cut Cut is an amazing book I couldn't put it down whoever is reading these reviews and hasn't read the book yet you have to READ it it's awesome
Date published: 2014-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cut Cut is an amazing book I couldn't put it down whoever is reading these reviews and hasn't read the book yet you have to READ it it's awesome
Date published: 2014-10-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cut Very good book with so much emotion well worth the read
Date published: 2014-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cut Cathy Glass is an excellent author, and I love reading her books! Cathy always seems to make the children she fosters to feel at home and trust her. She loves each and every child that comes into her care! I would definitely recommend her books to anyone!
Date published: 2013-10-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ecellent Must read i couldn't put it down
Date published: 2013-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! <3 Great book :) couldn't put it down so glad it turned out well in the end!
Date published: 2013-06-05

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Reviews for 'Damaged':'Cannot fail to move those who read it.' Adoption-net'Heartbreaking.' The Mirror'A truly harrowing read that made me cry.' The 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