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The Boy No One Loved: A Heartbreaking True Story of Abuse, Abandonment and Betrayal
     

The Boy No One Loved: A Heartbreaking True Story of Abuse, Abandonment and Betrayal

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by Casey Watson
 

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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

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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…

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780007436569
Publisher:
HarperCollins UK
Publication date:
10/13/2011
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
434,466
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Casey Watson is a specialist foster carer. She has been working in this field for eleven 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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The Boy No One Loved: A Heartbreaking True Story of Abuse, Abandonment and Betrayal 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
twinkie92 More than 1 year ago
Good story about the horrible things people put their kids through & the great people that help the children no matter how difficult it may be.
zimzuvig More than 1 year ago
Heart-breaking in parts, but also warm and human. I loved this book, even when it is not one that I would normally pick up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a very good book and made me what to read the sequel. It also kinda helped me figured out what I wanted to do for college. A 16 year old girl
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is impossible to understand how this child lived prior to his foster care placement. The Watson family is amazing their care and nurturing of this precious boy. The book is very hard to put down, and you will want to read all of the true stories by the author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a heart breaker!!!!!! I cried, but I also couldn't put it down. After you read it, it feels like you've been slapped awake and your eyes finally open to the child abuse all over the world. ~ I luv books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book will really open your eyes to child abuse in America. Such a sad awakening, but one you can't put down. The only upside is knowing the wonderful work Casey and Mike are doing for the benefit of children like this. Ask yourself, could or even more so WOULD you?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book i was done with it in a week - Bookbeauty
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a really sad, but good book to read. Also, very well written. If you enjoy children & have a heart, this will really make you think about how bad some of our children have it in this drug infested world.
224perweek More than 1 year ago
This story made me very angry while reading it. There are way too many horrible people in this world and they should NEVER be allowed around kids. For those who like this kind of read, it is a good one.
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No words can say how much i wanted to cry when i first saw the title of this book and how much i love this little boy allready without even reading this book i was never not loved but my parents did unspeakable things and i have learned so much from my parents mistakes and look where i am now living with my dad and i am living acctually a happy life !#iloveyou#
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Ms. Watson captures the reader's interest within the first few pages, then before you can put the book down... your heart is totally involved in the story! I look forward to reading her other books.
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Casey Watson has written a true story that is so heartbreaking to know it is true, but yet so heartwarming for the love Justin received while in Casey's care. It is truly a book you will find yourself lost in and need to read to the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it very heart wrentching
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Casey is an excellent writer. The stories she shares are heart-breaking and uplifting. Thank God for families like Casey's, who devote their lives to helping innocent children caught up in nightmares due to no fault of theirs. I can't wait to read her next story. I have read 4 books by Casey and can't wait for the next.
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This book was very thought provoking. It makes me think about all of the things that kids go through and how they deal with these tragedies.