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5.0 out of 5 starsAn amazing "foster carer"
Reviewed in the United States on October 11, 2018
Having read several of Maggie's books I remain in awe of her. I am a seasoned mental health clinician with expertise in trauma. I always learn from Maggie. I disagree with one review that stated something similar to that she is trying to shock readers and is essentially blowing her own horn. I think the author portrays a child's journey from trauma, injury to the very fragile healing process. As I live in the states I am not familiar with the process in England. However it seems to me that Maggie is provides a therapeutic placement. She captures what it is like for a child coming into the system into a strange new place. I say Bravo to Maggie and all that she does to help kids. Her books address all types of sad and horrible things children go through from avoiding a forced marriage to a young child living in a substance abusing home. Thank you Maggie for what you are doing for children and sharing your pearls of wisdom.
5.0 out of 5 starsA small child with too much responsibility
Reviewed in the United States on July 8, 2020
This is an excellent read a very young girl in a bad situation makes very mature decisions. She has no idea what she does should not a child's responsibility. Sounds like a beautiful child who eventually will do all in life with lots of love. Maggie was so special for her.
I felt that the writer was trying to shock the reader. This kind of dysfunctional behavior does happen, regretfully. There seemed to be the feeling that the foster parent always knew best and was congratulating herself on a job well done.
Such a riveting story of poor little Paris. A drug addict mother and her crazy boyfriend nearly destroyed her world but daddy came to the rescue. Loved it except they mentioned several times about her eyes, sometimes being blue and the next green?
5.0 out of 5 starsAnother great read that goes too fast.
Reviewed in the United States on July 6, 2018
This book is shorter than the others from Maggie. I have read and enjoyed them all. The case was resolved quicker but not less brilliantly. That is why it was shorter, I believe. Keep them coming, Maggie.
Maggie Hartley shows herself in this story to be an extremely kind, gentle and understanding foster carer. It's a lovely story with a truly terrible beginning but, thankfully, a very happy ending. Unlike some foster-carers-cum-authors, Maggie doesn't attempt to glorify herself in any way, but tells the story and explains her own emotions in a well-written, warts-and-all manner and you can't help admiring her for it. Well done, Maggie - I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would have no hesitation in recommending it.
This is a very traumatic time for Paris , with love and much dedication and work this ,foster carer has done. miracles..I'm so glad you wrote about it as people can read this story and maybe, you will encourage other people to become foster carers to. I myself did it for 11years loved every minute of it
Another amazing book can't wait for next one. Each book tells more amazing stories about the children who need short term or long term help. The work Maggie does is amazing and all the children can find love again