Born in a prison and removed from his drug-dependent mother, rejection is all that 7-year-old Alex knows.
When Cathy is asked to foster little Alex, aged seven, her immediate reaction is: Why can't he stay with his present carers for the last month? He's already had many moves since coming into care as a toddler and he'll only be with her a short while before he goes to live with his permanent adoptive family. But the present carers are expecting a baby and the foster mother isn't coping, so Alex goes to live with Cathy.
He settles easily and is very much looking forward to having a forever family of his own. The introductions and move to his adoptive family go well. But Alex is only with them for a week when problems begin. What happens next is both shocking and upsetting, and calls into question the whole adoption process.
©2017 Cathy Glass (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
This is another wonderful book about a little boy who so desperately wants a family to call his own. I experienced the same emotions of anger frustration and sadness along with Cathy and little Alex as they struggled to come to terms with the failure of that first adoption... As the reader looking in, it seemed obvious to me that it wouldn't work. Rosemary and Edward were too formal in their manner. They just couldn't relate to a child like Alex. I cheered for everyone when the second placement worked out so well. Alex had a long hard road ahead of him, and I'm glad things worked out so well for all of them.
Cathy Glass tells this story in the same engrossing style she does all her others. I was hooked from the first page and once again felt like I knew her and her family a little more.
Another fantastic story from Cathy Glass, excellent narration, I look forward to seeing how this young man progresses in the future. I have all of Cathy's books and look forward to listening to more stories in the future.
"Bought by mistake"
I bought this by mistake - I didn't realise the 'genre' and kept waiting for the story to get going. Overall I would never have bought s book like this but I listened to it and it confirmed exactly what I had suspected books of this genre are like. I found it a patronising description of how the author is a perfect person and highly patronising. Sorry - just not my thing!
"retired dog walker sussex "
I found it syrupy and slow, both story and narration. I grew up in care! .
Rollercoasters of emotions made me cry laugh and feel angry!!! Can't wait to read books
This is one of the most gripping stories I have heard yet. I knew immediately that there was something wrong during the first "introduction" My heart ached for Alex and my heart lifted by the end. Good job Cathy!
"another fantastic book by this author."
I am visually impaired so i rely on the audio copy so this is not aplicable to me.
would compare this book to will you love me as the story mainly focused on adoption and what can go wrong if a child is given negative experiences.
She reads with emotion and manages to create identaties for all the characters seperately so you know who is speaking and get a feel for the character.
fantastic as usual, i always look forward to this authors books.
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