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Damaged: The Heartbreaking True Story of a Forgotten Child
Damaged The Heartbreaking True Story of a Forgotten Child
Author: Cathy Glass
Although Jodie is only eight years old, she is violent, aggressive, and has already been through numerous foster families. Her last hope is Cathy Glass. At the Social Services office, Cathy (an experienced foster carer) is pressured into taking Jodie as a new placement. Jodie's challenging behaviour has seen off five carers in four months. D...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780007236350
ISBN-10: 0007236352
Publication Date: 2/5/2007
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.
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4.8 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Harper Element
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 2
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Helpful Score: 6
Difficult to read, not because of the writing, but because of the content matter. Nonetheless, this should be required reading for foster carers, and social workers alike. My heart breaks for the little girl in the story, and hope that she was able to find some peace.
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Helpful Score: 5
As a foster mom myself, it was very interesting to read about other people in the foster care system and the issues they deal with. I commend Cathy Glass for her dedication and commitment to this little girl. This was a great read; very informative and reveals the sad state of the child services system.
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Helpful Score: 4
Although Cathy Glass is a foster parent in the U.K. you can still understand this authors' stories. Some words she uses you have to read between the lines and use the surrounding text to realize what they mean. The story line itself is well written. All of her stories are sad & sometimes disturbing, but are hard to put down. These are must reads because we as humanity need to understand that there are children who are going through horrors that no human should have to endure let alone helpless children. Then they are expected to carry on a productive life without any repercussions?
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Helpful Score: 3
There aren't enough words to describe the utterly appalling feeling I got while reading about this poor little girl, she suffered so much and her outlook in her future is so tarnished. I read this so fast that I don't remember two days going by - I couldn't put it down. Cathy Glass is definitely a saint for all she went through with Jodie - phenomenally written and yet such a depressing story. There are so many sick people in this world, but the people in this story take the cake.
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Helpful Score: 2
This book was really good and it made me mad to hear what a life that this poor child has had. She was lucky to have found someone like Cathy to help her and take care of her when she needed it most. We need more people in the world like Cathy!!
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This is a heartbreaking story of a young child and the terrible things that parents can do. Cathy is an amazing woman with amazing strength and heart. This story will open your eyes and pull at your heart strings, an awesome story.

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