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Publisher's Summary

A new memoir from Sunday Times and New York Times best-selling author Cathy Glass.

Eight-year-old Aimee was on the child protection register at birth. Her five older siblings were taken into care many years ago. So no one can understand why she was left at home to suffer for so long. It seems Aimee was forgotten.

The social services are looking for a very experienced foster carer to look after Aimee and, when she reads the referral, Cathy understands why. Despite her reservations, Cathy agrees to Aimee on - there is something about her that reminds Cathy of Jodie (the subject of ‘Damaged' and the most disturbed child Cathy has cared for), and reading the report instantly tugs at her heart strings.

When she arrives, Aimee is angry. And she has every right to be. She has spent the first eight years of her life living with her drug-dependent mother in a flat that the social worker described as ‘not fit for human habitation'.

Aimee is so grateful as she snuggles into her bed at Cathy's house on the first night that it brings Cathy to tears. Aimee's aggressive mother is constantly causing trouble at contact, and makes sweeping allegations against Cathy and her family in front of her daughter as well.

It is a trying time for Cathy, and it makes it difficult for Aimee to settle. But as Aimee begins to trust Cathy, she starts to open up. And the more Cathy learns about Aimee's life before she came into care, the more horrified she becomes.

It's clear that Aimee should have been rescued much sooner and as her journey seems to be coming to a happy end, Cathy can't help but reflect on all the other ‘forgotten children' that are still suffering…

©2012 Cathy Glass (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"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)

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such a great story!

Narrator did a great job telling the story. It was one I didn't want to stop listening to.

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Amazing Journey but sad...

I will definitely be reading more Cathy Glass books. can't wait to start the next one I ordered...

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love this book

started the book and couldn't out or down. it broke my heart and gave me so much joy.

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Sad but good

Great read. Great narration. Cathy Glass really does have a heart for the littles. Beautiful!

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Shorter than I expected

Not a bad story. Some of it seems very real, other parts sound to good to be true.

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Another excellent book!

What can I say? This is another fantastic read! I've thoroughly enjoyed all the books by Cathy Glass. Onme I start reading, I can't stop and often stay up very late reading them. I absolutely love these books!

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Thank you Lord, there are some good people left !

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Sad but true. Bad things can go on next door to us without us ever being aware. The children can get lost in the system.....

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Another Forgotten Child

A marvelous narration by Denica Fairman! She does a wonderful job of the accents and characters involved, a reading done with superb nuance and emotion suiting the character of this wonderful and educational book by Ms. Glass. I'm headed to the catalogue to look for more from both of them...

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Great story!

This was a very sad, yet very good book! It makes me realize how grateful I am to have loving parents

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  • 05-17-18

brilliant

Cathy Glass books are great. always love them. danica Fairman performs them so well. can't wait for more of them. especially Damaged I hope.

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  • Jilly
  • 05-23-17

Another forgotten child

Interesting book on how foster carers work and deal with damaged and abused children and teenagers

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  • Natalie Hatzer
  • 12-30-16

good book

good book, well narrated. a heart breaking story. definitely worth a listen. cathy glass is an exceptional lady

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  • Susan Inglis
  • 07-09-16

Sad yet beautiful

I don't know how many times I was in tears listening to this story, but it was such a thought provoking, emotionally written tale filled with unexpected ups and downs. I absolutely loved it! I will be looking for more from Cathy Glass!

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  • Angi Ward
  • 06-23-16

Brilliant

Tears and laughter all the way through this book. Leaves you feeling so happy for Amy especially as she got her forever home with family.

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  • CbNFFC
  • 03-17-16

Great book but very sad

Wonderfully happy ending to a story that should never have happened
Tragically unhappy child X

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  • Kat
  • 03-10-16

Very Moving

This is the story of 8 year old Aimee who has behavioural problems. As Cathy and her daughter Paula noticed in the book, Aimee was similar to Jodie, another girl of the same age Cathy fostered. Aimee has endured a lot, abuse, her mother's drug use and now and then we see bonds between Cathy and Aimee. Cathy does a great job of taking care of Aimee and this book was a great read.

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  • Mandy
  • 02-14-16

a heart wrenching story

A sad account of 1 innocent little girls life very well narrated a must read

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  • Betty
  • 01-09-16

Compelling read true to life foster caring

Would you listen to Another Forgotten Child again? Why?

I would listen to another Forgotten child. Its sometimes difficult to listen to due to the content discussed but definitely true to real life foster caring.

What other book might you compare Another Forgotten Child to, and why?

The narrative style reminded me of "A child called it"

Which character – as performed by Denica Fairman – was your favourite?

Denica Fairman captured the mother of the fostered child to perfection. Gritty down on her luck substance abuser who's hard exterior hid a broken and fragile woman who in the end you were drawn to empathise with..

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Can the resolve of one woman heal this shattered life?

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This account of fostering was not over dramatised it was true to life for most fostering families, not flowered up or dipped in glitter.

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  • Maria the Potato
  • 07-14-15

Very good

Very good and useful book albeit it is fiction for anyone involved in adoption or fostering.

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  • Lucy Fieldhouse
  • 10-28-16

By far my favorite author

loved it, best author i have read so far and hope that she continues writing.

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  • Shannon
  • 06-01-15

Amazing writer

Love all cathys books. Must read if you like her other books. Very inspirational read.

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  • Jane
  • 05-05-15

Another good story

While always hard to read about the terrible hardship that little ones face, it is good to hear how foster families and adoptive families can start to turn children's lives around,