The Boy No One Loved

Paperback | October 13, 2011

byCasey Watson

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Sunday Times bestselling author and foster carer Casey Watson's first heartbreaking memoir.Justin was five years old; his brothers two and three. Their mother, a heroin addict, had left them alone again. Later that day, after trying to burn down the family home, Justin was taken into care.Justin was taken into care at the age of five after deliberately burning down his family home. Six years on, after 20 failed placements, Justin arrives at Casey's home. Casey and her husband Mike are specialist foster carers. They practice a new style of foster care that focuses on modifying the behaviour of profoundly damaged children. They are Justin's last hope, and it quickly becomes clear that they are facing a big challenge.Try as they might to make him welcome, he seems determined to strip his life of all the comforts they bring him, violently lashing out at schoolmates and family and throwing any affection they offer him back in their faces. After a childhood filled with hurt and rejection, Justin simply doesn't want to know. But, as it soon emerges, this is only the tip of a chilling iceberg.A visit to Justin's mother on Boxing Day reveals that there are some very dark underlying problems that Justin has never spoken about. As the full picture becomes clearer, and the horrific truth of Justin's early life is revealed, Casey and her family finally start to understand the pain he has suffered.

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Sunday Times bestselling author and foster carer Casey Watson's first heartbreaking memoir.Justin was five years old; his brothers two and three. Their mother, a heroin addict, had left them alone again. Later that day, after trying to burn down the family home, Justin was taken into care.Justin was taken into care at the age of five a...

Casey Watson is a specialist foster carer. She has been working in this field for eleven 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 ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pagesPublished:October 13, 2011Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0007436564

ISBN - 13:9780007436569

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from WORTH READING Well written heartwrenching true story. Brings home the impact a childs treatment can affect them for life.
Date published: 2015-09-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Boy No One Loved Amazing story! Had me laughing, crying, and sympathetic. Very well written. Heartwarming and heartbreaking!
Date published: 2014-04-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Boy No One Loved Amazing story! Had me laughing, crying, and sympathetic. Very well written. Heartwarming and heartbreaking!
Date published: 2014-04-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Child Protection Social Worker Lots of accuracy but somewhat shielded in terms of what it's really like in the field for both social workers and the ultimate survivors, the children. I only wish I had a caseload that easy.
Date published: 2014-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Child Protection Social Worker A really great book! I couldn't hardly put it down.
Date published: 2013-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Boy No One Loved Heartbreaking but an incredible read. Worth it
Date published: 2013-10-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The boy no one loved I didn't enjoy this book. I found it dragged on and I could not finish it as much as I wanted to.
Date published: 2013-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The boy no one loved 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 The Boy Nobody Loved I loved this book.
Date published: 2013-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it Absolutely amazing read. What a touching story
Date published: 2013-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The boy no one loved Such a shocking but lovely real life story.
Date published: 2013-04-05