The Child Bride

The Child Bride

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by Cathy Glass
     
 

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Cathy Glass, international bestselling author, tells the shocking story of Zeena, a young Asian girl desperate to escape from her family.When 14 -year-old Zeena begs to be taken into care with a non-Asian family, she is clearly petrified. But of what?Placed in the home of experienced foster carer Cathy and her family, Zeena gradually settles into her new life, but

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Cathy Glass, international bestselling author, tells the shocking story of Zeena, a young Asian girl desperate to escape from her family.When 14 -year-old Zeena begs to be taken into care with a non-Asian family, she is clearly petrified. But of what?Placed in the home of experienced foster carer Cathy and her family, Zeena gradually settles into her new life, but misses her little brothers and sisters terribly. Prevented from having any contact with them by her family who insist she has brought shame and dishonour on the whole community, Zeena tries to see them at school. But when her father and uncle find out, they bundle her into a car and threaten to set fire to her if she makes anymore trouble. Zeena is too frightened to press charges against them despite being offered police protection in a safe house.Eventually, Cathy discovers the devastating truth from Zeena, and with devastation she believes there is little she can do to help her.

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REVIEWS FOR DAMAGED:'Cannot fail to move those who read it.'Adoption-net‘Heartbreaking.'Mirror‘A truly harrowing read that made me cry.’Sun'A true tale of hope. ****.'OK!‘Foster carers rarely get the praise they deserve, but Cathy Glass’s book should change all that.****’First magazine‘A hugely touching and emotional true tale.’Star magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780007590001
Publisher:
HarperCollins UK
Publication date:
02/17/2015
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
302,026
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Cathy has been a foster carer for over 25 years, during which time she has looked after more than 100 children, of all ages and backgrounds. She has three teenage children of her own; one of whom was adopted after a long-term foster placement. The name Cathy Glass is a pseudonym.Cathy has written 16 books, including bestselling memoirs Cut, Hidden and Mummy Told Me Not To Tell.

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The Child Bride 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Great writing
224perweek More than 1 year ago
I have read most of Cathy Glasses books and especially love this one. It is such a tragic story. Very hard to believe that things like this still take place in todays age. Zeena is such a strong girl. I hope nothing but the best for her. Keep doing your great work Cathy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another good book by one of my favorite authors, sad story but written very well, looking forward to her next book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago