Girl Alone by Cathy Glass
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I have read Cathy Glass books since, well, it seems, forever. And each time she writes a heart touching story you get an insight to not only the little person she is talking about but she reveals more about herself.
Cathy is known by Social Services as an Experienced foster carer. You can see why in each book, but with each book she writes more and more I take away with my about the person behind these successful stories.
Yes I feel the frustration that Cathy must feel sometimes with the 'red tape' and how things may have worked better if they had........
and I must say, Cathy has utter self control and acts professional at all times. Although we get little glimpses of her frustration, her expertise and hands on not always being listened to. Most times yes, sometimes not and I feel that sometimes Cathy is holding back when speaking to the Foster caring team. And of course she must.
This little girl that came to her comes with a lot of anger and she is totally out of control for a thirteen year old. Knows too much [or thinks she does] out most nights, and found to have an older boyfriend who is very very wrong for her and she is known to drink, get drunk and use drugs.
Its not an easy ride for either of them, for this child in Foster care, for Cathy and for her own children.
How Cathy handles different things is a learning curve and a thoughtful one, sometimes a thankless one.
The Mother of this child married again after her husband had committed suicide. The father was found and this poor little lass saw her father hanging there.
But this thirteen year old does not get along with her step father. She runs.
Her Mother is beyond breaking point.
In comes Cathy.
Can Cathy help? can she alter anything, can she change the route of self destruction this child is on?
Another great read from Cathy.
I would like to thank HarperCollins UK, Nonfiction via net galley for my copy to read and review.
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