Little Prisoners: A tragic story of siblings trapped in a world of abuse and suffering

Kobo ebook | June 7, 2012

byCasey Watson

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From the Sunday Times bestselling author comes a harrowing and moving memoir about two innocent and frightened ‘unfosterable’ children who do not know what it means to be loved. This is the third book in the series. The shock that strikes Casey and her family when Ashton and Olivia arrive is immeasurable. Two dirty, frightened little waifs stand before them, huge eyes staring around their new surroundings. Ashton – 9, Olivia – 6, have the same urchin look; hair running wild with head lice, filthy nails and skin covered in scabs. And the smell is horrific. The eldest two children of a group of five siblings, Casey had only been told they were coming two days earlier. But it was an emergency, temporary placement, and they were only due to stay a couple of weeks… Casey is desperate to help these poor, lost children, who have been taken away from their family because they were considered at risk, but before she can even start to understand the horrific things that have happened in the past, she has to teach them the most basic of behaviours. Ashton and Olivia have no barriers and no sense of what’s right and wrong – her challenges begin with the toilet and eating habits. The weeks roll into months and the months roll on, but bit by bit the children are starting to feel like they truly belong to a family, for the first time. With this new found security and love, gradually they start to reveal what really happened to them and their siblings at home, and slowly Casey can help them start to rebuild their young lives. Includes a sample chapter of Too Hurt To Stay.

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From the Sunday Times bestselling author comes a harrowing and moving memoir about two innocent and frightened ‘unfosterable’ children who do not know what it means to be loved. This is the third book in the series. The shock that strikes Casey and her family when Ashton and Olivia arrive is immeasurable. Two dirty, frightened little w...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:June 7, 2012Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0007436610

ISBN - 13:9780007436613

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tragic Fantastic read even though was heartbreaking. Definitely a tragic tale.Couldn't put book down.Would advise you to read this.
Date published: 2015-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heart beaking Casey Watson really hits the nail on the head with her writing about the fostering and social services system.my mother is a foster carer as I hope to be when my own children are grown Ashton and olivias story made me laugh and cry at times they were so badly let down by the system x
Date published: 2014-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read Very sad but a great read thanks
Date published: 2014-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read This is a heart breaking story about two innocent children, i love casey watsons books and i just couldn't put this one down.
Date published: 2014-02-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Little prisoners Interesting and sad with a happy outcome
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Little prisoners Sad but truely inspiring.
Date published: 2014-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Little prisoners I love this book but tend to like all her books. It was very tragic for those two wee ones and so glad they are doing well even though being separated from each other but at least they see each other and now get a chance for a decent chance to grow up
Date published: 2013-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Little prisoners Amazing author. Loved every book she has written. Casey does fostering for severe cases. She tells how herself, family and of the course the child. Go through each phase. All true stories. I can't ever put her book down once I have started.
Date published: 2013-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Little prisoners Absolutely heartbreaking but inspirational
Date published: 2013-09-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Heart wrenching It was wonderfully written it was just so hard to read these two little kids story. It took me a while to finish it cause it kept hurting to read what they were put through and how it affected their well being
Date published: 2013-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Little Prisoners Very good story. It kept me spellbound!
Date published: 2013-03-06