Crying for Help: The Shocking True Story of a Damaged Girl with a Dark Past [NOOK Book]

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The second book from Sunday Times bestselling author Casey Watson.Two weeks after saying farewell to her first foster child, Casey is asked to look after Sophia, a troubled 12-year-old with a sad past. Sophia’s actions are disturbing and provocative and, before long, Casey and her family find themselves in a dark and dangerous situation.Two years ago Sophia’s mother had a terrible accident. Sophia has been in care ever since.Right away, Casey feels something isn’t right. Sophia’s a well-developed girl, who looks ...
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Crying for Help: The Shocking True Story of a Damaged Girl with a Dark Past

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Overview

The second book from Sunday Times bestselling author Casey Watson.Two weeks after saying farewell to her first foster child, Casey is asked to look after Sophia, a troubled 12-year-old with a sad past. Sophia’s actions are disturbing and provocative and, before long, Casey and her family find themselves in a dark and dangerous situation.Two years ago Sophia’s mother had a terrible accident. Sophia has been in care ever since.Right away, Casey feels something isn’t right. Sophia’s a well-developed girl, who looks more like 18 than 12. She only seems to have eyes and ears for men, and treats all women with contempt and disgust. And she has everyone around her jumping through hoops.Over time, as more details begin to emerge about Sophia’s past, it becomes clear that her behaviour is a front for an early life filled with pain and suffering. But although Casey feels she is gradually breaking through to Sophia and getting her to open up about things she has never spoken about before, her violence is threatening the safety of the whole family, forcing Casey to question whether she can really handle this lost and damaged girl.Both shocking and inspiring, this true story will shed new light on the extreme and sometimes dangerous nature of foster care.Includes a sample chapter of Little Prisoners.

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 through a specific behavioural modification programme, at the end of which they will hopefully be in the position to be returned either back to their family or into mainstream foster care.Casey combines fostering with writing, usually late at night when the rest of the family is sleeping.Casey is married with two grown-up children and three grandchildren.The name Casey Watson is a pseudonym.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780007436590
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/2/2012
  • Sold by: Harper Collins UK
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: ePub edition
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 25,901
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Casey Watson, who writes under a pseudonym, is a specialist foster carer. She and her husband, Mike, look after children who are particularly troubled or damaged by their past.Before becoming a foster carer Casey was a behaviour manager for her local comprehensive school. It was through working with these ‘difficult’ children – removed from mainstream classes for various reasons – that the idea for her future career was born.Casey is married with two children and three grandchildren.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    Highly Recommended

    This book is the true story of a 12 year old girl with both severe physical and emotional problems who is placed in a special-needs foster home. Although the book is hard to put down, at times it is hard to go on reading, as some of the child's behaviors can be very disturbing. One can only imagine some of the horrible things that have happened to her in the past. Throughout it all, the foster family has patience and stands by the child, and does not give up on her. At the end of the book, there is also a fairly long preview to the next in the Casey Watson series of books, which I thought was a nice feature.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2013

    Amazing read!

    This is a heart breaking story but one with hope. You will cry and get angry along with Casey Watson. A true page turner.

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    To flameclaw

    Flameclaw, i have a new caln, and i want you to be the deputy. I am the leader,moonstar. Please join at birch res two or birch tree road, an alaskan fable is the name. Sincerly moonstar

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    Posted August 9, 2012

    Silence to jon

    Go to da next result.

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    Posted July 14, 2012

    Interesting

    Caught my attention. The only thing you might want to work on is how you structure your sentences.

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