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The Child Bride Kindle Edition

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Length: 321 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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REVIEWS FOR DAMAGED:

'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

About the Author

Cathy has been a foster carer for over 25 years, during which time she has looked after more than 100 children, of all ages and backgrounds. She has three teenage children of her own; one of whom was adopted after a long-term foster placement. The name Cathy Glass is a pseudonym.

Cathy has written 16 books, including bestselling memoirs Cut, Hidden and Mummy Told Me Not To Tell.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3633 KB
  • Print Length: 321 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Element (25 Sept. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JD3ZLKY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 459 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #7,491 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By ACB(swansea) TOP 50 REVIEWER on 26 Sept. 2014
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Zeena is a 14 year old girl from Bangladesh. She has volunteered to go into social care through her social worker, Tara, into the capable hands of Cathy Glass. This is a tale of a traumatic early experience that becomes involved with the Asian community. Cathy and Zeena form a relationship that have uncomfortable moments that they face head on. They tell a story that is both absorbing and topical. Another Cathy Glass classic.
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Cathy Glass is one of my best authors. And this story had me so engrossed with a mixture of feelings that I just had to keep reading. I had read all of Cathy Glass books and this is one of the best ones. Learning about a child bride and different cultures.
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This was a sad story that wasn't particularly unusual. It did hold my interest from the outset although I have to say that I had guessed quite early on that Zeena had more problems than being a child bride. Once her foster mother found out what her medical problem was she surely should have been able to work out quite quickly that something more was amiss, given the date of the marriage and the fact that the husband was still in Pakistan. Also the security thing seemed a bit unlikely - after all, if the family were determined to find her, all they needed to do was to follow her home from school.

The style of the writing made me feel as though I was reading a report with every action being recorded rather than a dramatized account. There were a lot of unnecessary details - for instance, why did we need to know about Billy, another child being looked after by someone else? I found myself skimming over some of it in order to get to the bits I wanted to know about. But overall it was an interesting story, and I hope that Zeena and her family have been able to rebuild their lives and move on.
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Yet another amazing book by an amazing author, an author who is very caring, compassionate and all in all, one in a million. Cathy has a writing style that gets your attention from the very start of any book she's written. The Child Bride is another amazing read. Once started, I personally can't put her books down! The children she looks after have all sorts of problems but Cathy takes them under her wing, creates a bond with them, they trust her (and her own children) and together, they move forward in leaps and bounds. The world we live in today is very challenging at the best of times, but with people like Cathy, it's a better place. I have read all Cathy's books and each and every one of them are unique in their own special way - I would urge anyone who hasn't read them all, to do so. Well done Cathy on another amazing book. It's good to read your updates on your website too.
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I enjoyed the book, and really feel for the other poor children in a similar situation who aren't able to find an escape from their abusers.
I did however feel the title gave away too much to the reader and it possibly prepared the reader for what would have been the shock, horror & other feelings that Cathy had when she discovered the truth behind Zena's previous life.
Whilst reading the book I felt I already knew what was coming before Cathy did and it did soften the feeling of absolute disgust that we, the reader, should have shared together for the first time when the truth finally came out. Having read a few of Cathy's other books I know that she normally gets the reader to understand & share the journey of discovery WITH Cathy rather than in advance. Overall a very good read but the title was a bit of a spoiler for me.
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I was saddened by the way Serena had been treated by her parents and that nobody knew or even helped her, until she was put into care and that Cathy showed her what love and listening does to help heal some of the burden she was carrying. There still seems no justice out there to stop things like what happened to Zeena . I only hope that time and understanding will help ease some of her pain. Well done to Cathy in helping to ease some pain, I don't know how she can cope with what comes her way, but if people out there were not like Cathy then no child would know how to life. I have the up most admiration for the way Cathy helps so many children.
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Yet another amazing read and a real eye opener to some of the horrific things that unfortunately are happening today. It is truly remarkable how Zeena found the strength to get through her horrific ordeal, all with the help of Cathy. A wonderfully compassionate and caring lady, whom I admire greatly. Although the "subject matter" with Zeena was horrendous, I absolutely loved this book, as I do all Cathy's books. It's a pity there aren't more people like Cathy in this world. Thank you for sharing yet another of your stories with us, I can't wait for your next one
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Absolutely LOVE anything by Cathy Glass!! Everyone of her books keeps you engaged from start to finish. Everyone of her stories is heartbreaking and I have cried at the majority but I believe everyone of these children has a right for their stories to be told regardless of whether it's the same as somebody else's. I myself have been in foster care and on the future would like to be a foster carer myself and reading these books has only made me realise hoe important a role a foster carer plays. I would recommend this book to anyone! All praise Cathy glass!! :)
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