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A Reason for Living - A Story that Shocked the World! [Kindle Edition]

Billy Casper
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)

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A Reason for Living - A Story that Shocked the World! - by - Billy Casper

This is the powerful and compelling true story of a child's fight for survival from cruel and abusive parents. It's about a child living like and often acting like a wild animal, fighting for survival, on and under the streets of England.

This story may be of interest to other survivors of childhood abuse and cruelty and should be of interest to anyone with children or anyone who cares for them. It contains some powerful lessons relating to child protection and should be of an educational value to child care professionals.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 775 KB
  • Print Length: 156 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Defiance Publishing; Second Edition edition (27 Jan. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B74SFUU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #45,296 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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How this man went on to live a normal life and become such a good parent is proof that you are not always a product of your upbringing . I totally understand why he hated his evil mother with such a passion . Something more must be done to help stop children being treated so badly and these evil so called parents need proper punishment and educating . I wish the author all the very best for his future with his adored son.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A reason for living 17 Aug. 2013
By Suzy
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This book is the amazing story of Billy living a life most people can not imagine. We are not told whether his mother is still alive but I sincerely hope she goes to hell where she deserves to be.
Billy you are a true example to us all and proof that abused kids don't go on to abuse their own kids. Shayne is lucky to have such a good dad and I wish you both love and best wishes
Suzy x
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What a powerful story to have the courage to tell, I read it in a day because I just couldn't put it down! It truly shows that "victims" do not have to be just that their whole lives, and I found myself rooting for his future.
Although some sentences were disjointed, and some spelling mistakes; the honesty and emotion behind each compact story is compelling enough so it really doesn't matter.
It always shows that you don't have to follow in your parents footsteps, and you can make a better life for your own children then you had yourself.
A good read for those who have felt alone in their own upbringing at the hands of their "care providers", and those who work with children in any field.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sad but lovely 10 Sept. 2013
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I really loved this book, really well written and could feel and understand every emotion he felt and went through, it will take quite a while for me to get this book out of my mind
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping story 14 Aug. 2013
By K mavor
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Really horrific story the poor family suffered horrendous cruelty from the hands of their mother .how a mother could treat her own babes in such an inhuman way beggars belief
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5.0 out of 5 stars Shocking 1 April 2014
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This book is a shocking story of parental neglect and cruelty and one boys fight to escape and be free. No one has the right to hurt another human being not least their own flesh and blood. I am a foster carer and fight hard to help such children regain trust and a sense of worth. Social services work hard to protect such children but far too many are left to suffer alone and without help. It's too late after the event we must all work together to stop these events happening. We are the lucky ones pretending it doesn't happen makes us responsible to !!
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5.0 out of 5 stars a reason for living 10 Aug. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I recomend everyone to read this book. This is how a victim becomes a survivor. It is a real eye opener, as to what is happening in our society today
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Don't mind me 19 Nov. 2013
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Did not find this as convincing or as heart wrenching as "The Cupboard Under the Stairs". To imagine there is so much evil, abuse and cruelty in everyday life. This is NOT fiction, not the movies. This is real. However, I found myself having rather little compassion for Billy. The story is not so much that of his childhood as that of his growing into adulthood. I find it difficult to express an unbiased opinion without incurring the wrath of other readers. Billy Casper managed to make good of his difficult life and can be proud of himself. I can only apologise if I found him to be unsympathetic (to me): a rough tough kid, a bully, a trouble maker, unstable in work and love. Good on you Billy for being a survivor. Keep up the love and don't mind me. You done good.
And yes there were spelling errors and grammatical mistakes but this is not what counts in a story like this. It's the content that is important, the story as it is told.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 1 month ago by Ann Mcphee
5.0 out of 5 stars A Reason for Living
I read this in paperback a about 1997, a lot of the places mention i knew them, as i grew up in the same area, even though im a few years younger, i felt for Billy in every way as... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Donna Gardner
4.0 out of 5 stars What an evil mother
Read this book in one sitting as couldn't put it down
Such a sad story, I would definitely want to know how Billy and Shayne are in the future. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Emma-Louise W
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
This book was just ok
Published 5 months ago by j c
5.0 out of 5 stars A harrowing story
This book should be required reading for all "social workers and carers" especially their managers. I can only admire Stephen for his courage in sharing his and his siblings... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mrs. E. L. Campbell
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 8 months ago by mr k metcalfe
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Fab book
Published 8 months ago by Kirsty
3.0 out of 5 stars okay
Got the sample and thought it was good then i was a bit dissapointed when i got the whole book it was good but in sections it got quite boring
Published 8 months ago by paula
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very very moving
Published 12 months ago by Rodney
3.0 out of 5 stars Shock is not the word
Shock is not the word I was hooked from the beginning. good read and I would recommend this to anyone.
Published 12 months ago by georgina peabody
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