Just a Boy: An Inspiring and Heartwarming Short Story [NOOK Book]

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A heartwarming short story from bestselling author and foster carer Casey Watson.A digital-exclusive short story from Casey Watson, plus a sneak peek chapter from Casey’s highly anticipated next title, Breaking the Silence, and sample chapters from each of Casey’s five moving and inspirational titles.Although he isn’t with them for long, Cameron immediately touches the hearts of Casey’s whole family. A sweet boy with a great sense of humour, he seems different from the other children she’s cared for. But after a ...
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Just a Boy: An Inspiring and Heartwarming Short Story

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Overview

A heartwarming short story from bestselling author and foster carer Casey Watson.A digital-exclusive short story from Casey Watson, plus a sneak peek chapter from Casey’s highly anticipated next title, Breaking the Silence, and sample chapters from each of Casey’s five moving and inspirational titles.Although he isn’t with them for long, Cameron immediately touches the hearts of Casey’s whole family. A sweet boy with a great sense of humour, he seems different from the other children she’s cared for. But after a disastrous and embarrassing family trip, Cameron disappears. Casey fears the worst. Will her fears be realised?

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: 9780007529353
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/9/2013
  • Sold by: Harper Collins UK
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: ePub edition
  • Pages: 72
  • Sales rank: 30,406
  • File size: 847 KB

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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  • Posted July 16, 2013

    I have so much respect for foster families after reading this. I

    I have so much respect for foster families after reading this. It was such a heartwarming story and also so very sad. The little boy Cameron and his grandparents were tragic. 

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2013

    Great Read!

    Wonderful book! Loved the previews too

    7 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2013

    Bad

    I liked the story but its way to short.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2013

    Way way short

    I like her books really well but this was just about as long as a magazine article with lots of excerpts from other books, which most i had already read. I wish barnes and nobles would tell you how many pages before you buy it.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2013

    Enjoyable

    Enjoyable 19 page read about the trials of a 14 year old blind boy followed by 70 pages of additional read excerpts.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2013

    Not what i thought

    This is not even a book. The actual thing is only about 18 pages and then you get previews for hef other books. But worth a try it was free.

    3 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 17, 2013

    I was expecting a little more from this. There are more extracts

    I was expecting a little more from this. There are more extracts from other books than content to the story with Cameron.  What there was of a story  was well written and interesting.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2013

    Dont buy!!

    I bought this book but discovered its not really even a book. It is only 90 pages and is just a bunch of excepts from her other books!

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2013

    ?

    Okay i wanna get this. But is it good? And ye he doe look cute qell kinda

    1 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2014

    Sweet story

    This is a sweet short story about a blind boy and the effect he has on a family. Wasn't the best story I've read but it was by far not the worst either.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2014

    Open your heart

    Reading short stories as sweet and heartwarming as this one; gives you hope that there are kind and caring people still out there. Our lives are so busy, we forget to be human. Open your heart... and see where it leads you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2014

    Recommended

    A sweet story of a brief moment in the life of a boy and a foster couple.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2014

    Good

    A good short story

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2014

    VERY DISAPPOINTED

    Great beginning;but where's the middle and end? When I buy a book, I like to buy that book; not a bunch of previews!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2013

    Damnnnnnn

    That boy on the cover is H.O.T.!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish was doin him. ;)

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2013

    He looks ugly

    He looks ugly

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2013

    0 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted July 17, 2013

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