Too Hurt to Stay: The True Story of a Troubled Boy's Desperate Search for a Loving Home: The True…

Paperback | April 23, 2013

byCasey Watson

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The fourth title from Sunday Times bestselling author Casey Watson.Eight-year-old Spencer takes himself to social services and demands to be taken into care. It's a desperate act, a cry for help, but his parent's reaction - good riddance - speaks volumes. Casey's hackles are immediately up for this poor child.Spencer is the middle child of four siblings. His parents claim all their other kids are 'normal' and that Spencer was born 'vicious and evil'. Casey and her family are disgusted - kids aren't born evil, they get damaged. Although when vigilante neighbours start to take action and their landlord threatens eviction, Casey is stretched to the limits, trying desperately to hold on to this boy who causes so much pain and destruction.Casey is determined to try and understand what Spencer is going through and help him find the loving home he is so desperately searching for. But it's only when Spencer's mother gets in touch with social services for the first time that gradually everything starts to make sense.

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The fourth title from Sunday Times bestselling author Casey Watson.Eight-year-old Spencer takes himself to social services and demands to be taken into care. It's a desperate act, a cry for help, but his parent's reaction - good riddance - speaks volumes. Casey's hackles are immediately up for this poor child.Spencer is the middle chil...

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:April 23, 2013Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0007436629

ISBN - 13:9780007436620

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Too Hurt To Stay Very interesting read thoroughly enjoyed it. Casey Watson very interesting person and excellent writer.
Date published: 2015-08-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Too hurt to stay Another heart wrenching story by Casey Good there's someone out there to give hope and love to those in need
Date published: 2015-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mrs Really great read. Just so, so sad that some children have to go thru this sort of life
Date published: 2014-11-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Too hurt to stay It amazes me that with all our progress and development we still have problems with meeting care and basic needs od children.
Date published: 2014-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heart warming Her books are fabulous.... she really shows the true feelings within every story.
Date published: 2014-01-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Heart warming Casey Watson does a wonderful job woth all her books! She gives a very insightful view on fostering children with behaviours and unimaginable life circumstances. Her books make for quick and enjoyable reads.
Date published: 2014-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heart warming 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 Heart warming I love this author ! Such true to life stories !!!
Date published: 2013-04-17