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on 10 November 2010
WOW as always Cathy delivered a well written book, Reece was a very disturbed child not knowing right from wrong been passed from several foster homes as the cares couldnt cope with him, it looked like there was no hope for poor Reece untill he went to stay with Cathy.
Cathy soon implicated her proffesional ways and knowlwedge to help Reece overcome his bad up bringing and look forward to his future.
I couldnt believe how the headteacher made it obvious that he wasnt happy about Reece been in his school and would get rid of him the first chance he got.
As always Cathy fought for Reece and after a long time Reece be-came the star pupil.
Again a book i just couldnt put down well done Cathy keep them coming.

Michelle (Leeds)
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on 24 February 2012
WOW......What an amazing book,....As usual with Cathy Glass's book i cant put them down and tend to read then in a few nights. This is a story of how she fostered a very troubled young lad called Reece. It truly is a touching story and the way Cathy writes you can imagine yourself standing in her house or school or in the background of a day out looking in. I have great admoration for Cathy and her family who truly are amazing to cope with the very heart breaking story of Reece's life. I would recommend this book to read, but a small hint - Have the tissies ready i found myself crying on more than one occasion!
Well done Cathy for helping to start to rebuild his life, and many thanks for sharing this with us.
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on 24 December 2010
Given to me as a birthday present, this was my 1st experience of a Cathy Glass book.
The book has effected me in such a way that i felt the need to write something and this is the first time i have written a review.
Cathy shares with you her experience in such a way that i felt that i was there with her, as i have a son who had behavioural issues. I could relate to so many things told in such a way that i could feel all the emotions and more.
I am now collecting all the books this amazing woman has written, and every single one takes me on an emotional, heart-felt journey that i will never tire from.
I would certainly recommend the reading of Cathy's books to any person, parent or not.
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on 31 October 2010
I have read all of Cathy's other books and again I was not disappointed, as this story took me on another journey with cathy, her family, the child she fosters and all the hard work but also rewards that can come with that. In this book Cathy takes us through the story of Reece, a 7 year old boy who has come from a dysfunctional family where violence, physical, verbal and assumed sexual abuse is the norm! Cathy is not only up against the anger and hurt held within young Reece but comes up against other struggles in her determination to help Reece get a better life! A fantastic book, I couldn't put it down! Once you have read one of cathy's books you wil be hooked!
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VINE VOICEon 17 January 2011
This is the first Cathy Glass book I have read, so maybe I'm not giving her enough of a chance, but I have to say it will be a while before I read another! While my heart went out to little Reece (and his siblings) in this book, I found myself being completely aggravated by the author, or the way the book was written......... I'm not sure which (as it's the first one I've read). Having read the other reviews, I feel like I'm completely alone in my opinion - so perhaps I'm being a bit hasty, but I wanted to write a review of THIS book and what I thought of it.

I'm not sure if the books have to be written in a certain way for 'legal' reasons, or if the author really is that annoying - but it seems a bit OTT to tell the reader EVERY SINGLE TIME she restrains or touches the child it's "a light touch on the shoulder" or "a gentle hold of the hand" - I'm sure that the readers get the idea she isn't being rough with the children in her care. Also, she is SUCH a 'know-all'. In this book alone, she knows better than the social worker, the teaching assistant, the Headteacher.... the list goes on! It seems like she is determined to prove she knows better than any other qualified professional involved in child welfare. I'd like to think that all she is doing is fighting for what's best for the child in her care, on his or her behalf, but the way it is written just made me really irritated with her for her superior attitude towards everyone.

I greatly admire anyone who fosters children and I thank God that there are such kind and caring people about - but as a reader from what I guess is her target audience, I quickly became fed up with reading about processed food not being good for children, but OK as a once a week 'treat'; that TV time should be limited; they are all things that might be OK put into a "Child-Rearing for Dummies" book, but I felt that anyone with an interest in reading the type of book Ms Glass writes would be well aware of these facts, and she isn't going to 'score points' by letting everyone knows she lives by these rules.

The other thing I had a problem with was her constantly reassuring us that she wouldn't dare be having a gossip about the case of a child in her care, and wouldn't even share facts with other foster carers (or her own children) if she felt it was compromising confidentiality.............. and yet, here she is, writing complete books about the children who have been placed in her care, and sharing them with the world.

Perhaps I have got her totally wrong, but from just reading one book written by Cathy Glass, I don't see the saintly figure the other reviewers do......... I picture a woman with a holier-than-thou attitude, who obviously doesn't mind lowering her standards and breaking her silence for the profits made from book sales!

I'm really sorry if this upsets her fans, and I know I am in the minority here - but I'd be really interested to know if anyone does share my opinion! I have read many other books in this genre, and have always felt such admiration for the authors - this time I just felt really irritated!
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on 21 September 2011
A fantastic book by Cathy Glass, she has truly a wonderful talent in writing stories based on what she knows and it works. This was another book that I just couldn't put down and even made me cry, it's so emotional and definitely not one for the feint hearted. Her literacy style makes it so easy to read one chapter and be drawn into it so much that you just have to continue reading. Absolutely amazing one of my favourite authors of all time, I highly recommend all of her books. So if you are undecided on whether to buy this book or not, I suggest you do; you won't be disappointed!
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on 12 June 2012
I had this book for my birthday I have read a lot of Cathy's books and feel I'm with her and apart of the family.when you pick up one of her books you can't put it down.i would recommend this book to anyone.It was a story about Reece a boy Cathy fostered with learning difficulties you soon find out what has caused this ,and with Cathy's love care and support turns this little boys life around. Thanks Cathy can't wait till September for the next one xxx:)
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This book is one of the many books I have read by Cathy glass. She is an inspiring carer/author. I enjoyed reading this book it was extremely gripping. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it to everyone and anyone. I also recommend some of Cathy's other book such as: Cut Damaged and A baby's cry and many more . I look forward to reading some more of her books. I hope others enjoy reading Mummy Told Me Not To Tell as much as I did.
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on 20 January 2011
This is the 6th Cathy Glass book I have read since Christmas week 2010. It made me laugh in places and it made me sad, but it does have a happy ending - poor Reece, I hope, one day, he finds the strength to share 'his secrets'. Cathy - you did another fabulous job not only in producing another best selling read, but fore-most for the care you provided to Reece and so many others. I have so much respect for you.
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on 23 November 2010
Mummy Told Me Not to Tell: The true story of a troubled boy with a dark secretI have read all of Cathy's books and they are all brilliant she is a remarkable lady and the changes she makes to these poor childrens lives is amazing. I would strongly recommend Cathy's books to everybody once you start reading you don't want to put the book down i can't wait for the next book to come out.
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