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Too Hurt to Stay: The True Story of a Troubled Boy's Desperate Search for a Loving Home
     

Too Hurt to Stay: The True Story of a Troubled Boy's Desperate Search for a Loving Home

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by Casey Watson
 

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The fourth title from Sunday Times bestselling author Casey Watson.Eight-year-old Spencer takes himself to social services and demands to be taken into care. It’s a desperate act, a cry for help, but his parent’s reaction – good riddance – speaks volumes. Casey’s hackles are immediately up for this poor child.Spencer is the middle child

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The fourth title from Sunday Times bestselling author Casey Watson.Eight-year-old Spencer takes himself to social services and demands to be taken into care. It’s a desperate act, a cry for help, but his parent’s reaction – good riddance – speaks volumes. Casey’s hackles are immediately up for this poor child.Spencer is the middle child of four siblings. His parents claim all their other kids are ‘normal’ and that Spencer was born ‘vicious and evil’. Casey and her family are disgusted – kids aren’t born evil, they get damaged. Although when vigilante neighbours start to take action and their landlord threatens eviction, Casey is stretched to the limits, trying desperately to hold on to this boy who causes so much pain and destruction.Casey is determined to try and understand what Spencer is going through and help him find the loving home he is so desperately searching for. But it’s only when Spencer’s mother gets in touch with social services for the first time that gradually everything starts to make sense.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780007436637
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/11/2012
Sold by:
HarperCollins Publishers
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
134,481
File size:
888 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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Too Hurt to Stay: The True Story of a Troubled Boy's Desperate Search for a Loving Home 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
224perweek More than 1 year ago
Wow!! How does Casey Watson do this?? I could never handle a child like little Spencer. A child from hell......not that it was his fault. A terrible father, a helpless mother.....not a great way to live for anyone. Thank god for happy endings.
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It sounds sad but a good story, proubly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is Aidan really that old?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Heyo