Little Girl Lost: The true story of a broken child (HarperTrue Life – A Short Read) by Mia Marconi

Little Girl Lost: The true story of a broken child (HarperTrue Life – A Short Read)

byMia Marconi

Kobo ebook | March 27, 2015

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The fourth in a series of true short stories from foster carer Mia Marconi. Kira first came to foster carer Mia Marconi’s home on respite care when she was three. She had suffered an unimaginable amount of abuse in her short life. Although she couldn’t tie her shoe laces, she could smash a room to pieces; she fought against everything like a wild cat. At the age of five Kira moved permanently to live with Mia and her family, but by the time she was nine years old the whole family was at breaking point. Mia is the kind of person who won’t give in and believes she can always change things for the better, but try as she might she can’t change Kira. So after six years, with a very heavy heart, she is forced to question whether she can really help this lost and damaged child. Raw, shocking and honest, this short story will shed new light on the role of foster carers, revealing the kind of heartbreaking real life situations carers like Mia Marconi are confronted with every day.
Title:Little Girl Lost: The true story of a broken child (HarperTrue Life – A Short Read)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:March 27, 2015Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0007584407

ISBN - 13:9780007584406

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hope for a broken child This is a quick little read but really is thought provoking and has an impact. I have such admiration for foster parents and this woman is in it for the right reasons. The endless patience and unconditional love that she and her family extended to Kira for years is remarkable. My heart broke several times for this "broken" child. What she went through in her first years is devastating. I don't understand how people can treat children so terribly; it scars them forever no matter where they end up, how much therapy they have or how many years go by. It is so fortunate that there are some foster parents out there, like Mia, who will put up with all the trials that child brings and just love them
Date published: 2017-01-26