Number of page: 304
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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
Includes a sample chapter of Crying for Help.
- Rebecca Peterson
Heartbreaking Very well written, Casey Watson is one of my new favorite authors. Her stories are heartbreaking, but at the same time make you feel hopeful that the children she writes about find their happy endings. I can’t put them down.
- Rosea-marie Eastmond
Only read the sample but I found the foster mother to be dislikeable so won’t be purchasing the book
- shaquanda white
Havent read it!! Wondering if its like A Child Called It!
- Frannie Roswell
The boy know one loved Brilliant book I can really relate to, excellent read & I look forward to reading the rest of the collection
- Lisa Doran
the boy no one loved Abuse and abondonment
- Denise Walters
The boy no one loved 5 year old foster care boy
- Gail Schofield
The boy no one loved Fantastic read
- Jackie Nilsen
The Boy No One Loved Horribly sad and astonishing book. Made even more heart breaking by stories of truth and why inhumanity is so prevalent in the world today
- lynnette cushman
The Boy Noone Loved True terror, child, addictions, foster care.