Cut: The true story of an abandoned, abused little girl who was desperate to be part of a family [NOOK Book]

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In her new book, the Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author of Damaged tells the story of the Dawn, a sweet and seemingly well-balanced girl whose outward appearance masks a traumatic childhood of suffering at the hands of the very people who should have cared for her.Dawn was the first girl Cathy Glass ever fostered. Sweet and seemingly well balanced girl, Dawn’s outward appearance masked a traumatic childhood so awful, that even she could not remember it.During the first night, Cathy awoke to see ...
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Cut: The true story of an abandoned, abused little girl who was desperate to be part of a family

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In her new book, the Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author of Damaged tells the story of the Dawn, a sweet and seemingly well-balanced girl whose outward appearance masks a traumatic childhood of suffering at the hands of the very people who should have cared for her.Dawn was the first girl Cathy Glass ever fostered. Sweet and seemingly well balanced girl, Dawn’s outward appearance masked a traumatic childhood so awful, that even she could not remember it.During the first night, Cathy awoke to see Dawn looming above Cathy’s baby’s cot, her eyes staring and blank. She sleepwalks – which Cathy learns is often a manifestation in disturbed children. It becomes a regular and frightening occurrence, and Cathy is horrified to find Dawn lighting a match whilst mumbling it’s not my fault in her sleep one night.Cathy discovers Dawn is playing truant from school, and struggling to make friends. More worryingly she finds her room empty one night, and her pillow covered in blood. Dawn has been self-harming in order to release the pain of her past.When Dawn attempts suicide, Cathy realises that she needs more help than she can give. Dawn’s mother eventually confides in her that Dawn was sent away to live with relatives in Ireland between the ages of 5 and 9, and Cathy soon realises that the horrors Dawn was exposed to during this time have left her a very disturbed little girl.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780007287154
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/19/2009
  • Sold by: Harper Collins UK
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: ePub edition
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 30,333
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2012

    I find it very offensive that the author capitalizes on her expe

    I find it very offensive that the author capitalizes on her experiences as a foster mother.  As a former foster child who suffered severe abuse at the hands of my own father and subsequent foster parents...I would urge all of the readers to imagine what these children might feel about having their pain put on display for all the world to see.  Cathy Glass disgusts me. 

    24 out of 46 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    To each their own

    I think even though some people may believe that some of these stories are exaggerated or made up or that Cathy Glass is exploiting the tales of these abused kids is sad. The point is people is that shes shinning a light on a dark subject so to each their own with opinions. The book like the others is heartbreaking but you cant help feel a sense of hope for these children.

    17 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 3, 2013

    Many feel that Cathy Glass shouldn't profit off these foster chi

    Many feel that Cathy Glass shouldn't profit off these foster children. As a former foster child I have no problem with it. These are TRUE stories of what happens to children out there. If there are those that are to short sighted to relieze this, they need to wake up. Cathy Glass is trying to show the world the dark side of the truth. The only way to make a change, and protect children, is to show what can and does happen. Hurrah for her to write about something that makes people uncomfortable in an effort to educate.

    15 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2012

    Touching and Thougtful

    While the first twenty pages can, quite frankly, be off-putting,- due to the author's lack of supreme writing ability, I must say the honesty of the portrayal of "Dawn" in this book quite makes up for everything. I found myself coalescing through the oncoming pages with exponential rapidity, towards the end. This book is short, and not sweet. But, it is a work of non-fiction, and makes one think. It screams of life, and the many paths it can take...

    14 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2013

    Loved it

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It hurts to see so many negative comments regarding Cathy Glass' motives. Your rating should be on the quality of the book, not what you think the author's intentions were. She writes these books to share the stories of the children, and to encourage people to foster a child to better its life. What people dont realize is that Cathy Glass is a pen name, and all the names in the book have been changed to protect privacy. Just because alot of the book sounds like something that no one would want to deal with, that doesnt mean it didnt happen. Believe it or not, there people in this world who lovea child to the point that they would stick by them through every hardship. I recommend this book very much, and can't wait to read her other books.

    10 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    Disgust

    Why abuse the abused again? The only reason i can see is to expose your books. I read it and believed you made up most of it.

    9 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2013

    Anonymous

    I agree with Dec. 10th review that Cathy Glass should not profit from sombody eleses pain. Was this story exaggerated. I would think so. It would take some very extremely committed people to be able to foster a child so damaged and to cause so much uphevel in their lives, especially with a newborn to care for. This girl did not belong in foster care, she needed to be institutionalized, where she would be in the care of professionals. Cathy Glass came across as portraying herself as a heroine. No normal family would put up with so much disasters coming from a thirteen year old, who clearly was so out of control.

    8 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2012

    Amazing

    It is an amazing book that will make you cry i would recomend it to everyone it toutches the heart

    8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    I have read several of her books and can't put them down.  She i

    I have read several of her books and can't put them down.  She is an amazing foster 
    Parent.  Some of these kids are mentally ill and scary I could not do it.  The stories are
    Horrific.  I do find Cathy to be a bit smug though.

    7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2012

    Could not put down

    Cathys writing is superb

    7 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 30, 2012

    Good read

    This was a good book. Really makes you wonder how someone could abuse a child so bad that they would have to cut themselves. Glad to see that it did have a good ending.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 1, 2013

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who is disturbed by Cathy Glass an

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who is disturbed by Cathy Glass and her need to profit from the horrific lives of children she fostered. I bought Damaged and read most of it. I was embarrassed reading it and I felt guilty for it. She writes as though she is very proud of herself and has so much more wisdom than Child Services. I have a few questions if all this is actual fact.
    Did she work or did she earn her money by taking in more and more fosters. Seems that she never went anywhere during the day in the story I read.
    Does she think, 'wow this will be a good book' when she takes in a foster child? Or is she really doing this out of the goodness of her heart.
    Her book left me questioning her motives.
    I hope my $2.99 went to a non-profit organization to help abused children but somehow I doubt it.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 10, 2013

    I think this was an intriguing and ultimately hopeful story abou

    I think this was an intriguing and ultimately hopeful story about a little girl that had been abused and how the caregiver, "Cathy Glass," was able to love her back to normality and perhaps even some happiness.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2013

    Wow!

    That is freakin' amazing

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2013

    Boring

    The author just kept dragging on....found myself skipping pages. Wouldnt read another cathy glass book

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

    I found some of it difficult to read, there were many spelling a

    I found some of it difficult to read, there were many spelling and or grammatical errors in the book and I had to read over several times to understand. The story was sad but I believe the author has a good heart, and good intentions to help the children that come to her. I do not believe writing about the experiences of the fostering of these children while protecting their identity is a bad thing. Shedding light on the ills of society is not a bad thing. Not talking about abuse does not make it go away, as history has proven. The way children internalize, self loathe and carry guilt because they believe it is their fault happens and they usually self-medicate. The editor failed the author, and the story has some drawn out parts that really are inconsequential to the story.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2011

    Want

    I want to read this so bad

    2 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2013

    This book sucks

    I hated this book there is no way this foster mother is as wonderful as she tries to make herself out to be like seriously do something

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2013

    This iis a sad book

    Thus book is sad:(

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2013

    Im not reading it

    I dont want to read this book because of some of the rates and reviews some say they really hate this book so i am taking there advice so im not going to read this book just because some pepole say it is good 1 person put that some pages where so bad that they had to skip them and my mom said that i am to young to read this so shame on her i hate my brother because he says he will watch my every move by the way im only 9 and i am writing this if my mom sees this she will kill me so im going to say this wasnt me it was an other 9 year old so i want to hide this from my mom so i wont get in truble im also only in 3rd grade and

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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