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Summary

A new memoir from Sunday Times and New York Times best-selling author Cathy Glass.

Eight-year-old Aimee was on the child protection register at birth. Her five older siblings were taken into care many years ago. So no one can understand why she was left at home to suffer for so long. It seems Aimee was forgotten.

The social services are looking for a very experienced foster carer to look after Aimee and, when she reads the referral, Cathy understands why. Despite her reservations, Cathy agrees to Aimee on - there is something about her that reminds Cathy of Jodie (the subject of ‘Damaged' and the most disturbed child Cathy has cared for), and reading the report instantly tugs at her heart strings.

When she arrives, Aimee is angry. And she has every right to be. She has spent the first eight years of her life living with her drug-dependent mother in a flat that the social worker described as ‘not fit for human habitation'.

Aimee is so grateful as she snuggles into her bed at Cathy's house on the first night that it brings Cathy to tears. Aimee's aggressive mother is constantly causing trouble at contact, and makes sweeping allegations against Cathy and her family in front of her daughter as well.

It is a trying time for Cathy, and it makes it difficult for Aimee to settle. But as Aimee begins to trust Cathy, she starts to open up. And the more Cathy learns about Aimee's life before she came into care, the more horrified she becomes.

It's clear that Aimee should have been rescued much sooner and as her journey seems to be coming to a happy end, Cathy can't help but reflect on all the other ‘forgotten children' that are still suffering…

©2012 Cathy Glass (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"Cannot fail to move those who read it.'Adoption-net‘Heartbreaking." ( Mirror)
"A truly harrowing read that made me cry.'Sun'A true tale of hope." ( OK!)
"Foster carers rarely get the praise they deserve, but Cathy Glass's book should change all that." ( First magazine)
"A hugely touching and emotional true tale." ( Star magazine)

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brilliant

Cathy Glass books are great. always love them. danica Fairman performs them so well. can't wait for more of them. especially Damaged I hope.

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Great reading

I was gripped from the start , and a great understanding of how the social services and Foster carers are under so much pressure and how sadly children can get lost in the system

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Another brilliant book by Cathy Glass.

Once i stsrt reading i have to finish
Can^t put it down until it is

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Another poignant listen

How wonderful to be able to share the daily lives of Cathy, her family and the children she takes into her care.
I rarely listen to our read non fiction, but these books are the exception. I laughed, cried and my heart filled with joy as little Aimee went to live with her forever family.
Told in an easy to listen narrative, it includes all the relevant professionals, and the realistic struggles of the care system while bringing the story to life with the detail of everyday life.
The narrator does a beautiful job in bringing it all together.
i have only one complaint... i stay up too late listening as these books are very hard to put down.

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wow amazing.

story read so brilliantly
loved every minute of it, can't wait to read this next

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brilliant

loved this,so very sad,but heartwarming. well read,could not put this down,but also didn't want it to end

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brilliant

absolutely brilliant listen. couldn't stop until the end. cathy glass books are never a disappointment

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Beautiful story

Lovely but sad story, it shocking what some of the children going through their lives.

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fantastic read

abso loved it narrater clear and vocalise every person true heart warming book great read

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love Cathy's books

sad story. I love all Cathy's glass books cant wait order my next one again

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  • kayla
  • 23-12-20

Cathy Glass

favorite author, her stories are beyond amazing. I always wanna hear more. Such an inspiring woman

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  • SMSGTLISA
  • 19-07-21

Great Story

loved this story. Cathy Glass gets right to the heart in her books.

This is the 4th book I've been thru from Cathy Glass. They are heart breaking and heart warming at the same time. Can't wait to start the next one.

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  • Kimberly Henry
  • 27-07-20

wonderfully written

loved it. every chapter keeps me on edge . story is sad but so well written.

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  • JoEllen Walker
  • 26-08-19

A heart wrenching story of.how love heals all wounds.

Cathy Glass tells.the story of.how abuse and nearly destroys a childhood. She writes of a woman and her family that with love, tendeeneas and courage save the life of a child. Cathy Glass let's us in to see and understand how love and commitment win over a broken little girls trust and helps her to go on with a new family.

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  • Samantha
  • 29-05-18

such a great story!

Narrator did a great job telling the story. It was one I didn't want to stop listening to.

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  • Cam
  • 20-05-18

Amazing Journey but sad...

I will definitely be reading more Cathy Glass books. can't wait to start the next one I ordered...

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-08-17

love this book

started the book and couldn't out or down. it broke my heart and gave me so much joy.

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  • Rachael Max & Poe
  • 03-05-17

Sad but good

Great read. Great narration. Cathy Glass really does have a heart for the littles. Beautiful!

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  • Brizzle
  • 16-01-17

Shorter than I expected

Not a bad story. Some of it seems very real, other parts sound to good to be true.

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  • Randi shelton
  • 21-03-16

Another excellent book!

What can I say? This is another fantastic read! I've thoroughly enjoyed all the books by Cathy Glass. Onme I start reading, I can't stop and often stay up very late reading them. I absolutely love these books!