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The Boy No One Loved: A Heartbreaking True Story of Abuse, Abandonment and Betrayal by [Watson, Casey]
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About the Author

Casey Watson is a specialist foster carer. She has been working in this field for eleven years after giving up her position as a behaviour manager for a local school. During this time she has welcomed 14 difficult to place children into her home.

As a specialist foster carer she works with profoundly damaged children, seeing each child through a specific behavioural modification programme, at the end of which they will hopefully be in the position to be returned either back to their family or into mainstream foster care.

Casey combines fostering with writing, usually late at night when the rest of the family is sleeping. Casey is married with two grown-up children and three grandchildren. The name Casey Watson is a pseudonym.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1465 KB
  • Print Length: 309 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Element (13 Oct. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005IH030M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 222 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #20,484 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Paperback
Casey's writing of her experiences with her first fostering placement struck many chords with me as a first time foster carer. Her writing is thoughtful and simple, but shows the depth of her emotional attachment she developed towards Justin. I read this book in short 4 hours, I could not put it down. Luckily the Kindle version was delivered on a day when my foster children were out for most of the day so I got to give this book the attention it deserved.

Well done Casey & Mike on a good result for Justin, I particulary liked the epilogue - I always want to know what happens after the story ends!
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I don't normally read books about children and abuse as it upsets me far too much, and I'm not sure what drove me to download this one, but I'm thoroughly glad I did.

It was addictive reading, and I continued to will the main characters throughout the book, just hoping beyond hope that everything turned out ok in the end. This book gave me laughter and tears.
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i could not put this book down. Gripping, extremely sad, thought provoking and deemed to put your own comfortable life in perspective. this is not an easy read and very upsetting in parts but also inspiring and uplifting thanks to the heartfelt strength, courage and time that Casey and her family demonstrated in helping justin. keep up the good work.can't wait for the next one.
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Casey and Mike Watson train to become foster parents for particularly difficult children. They may have been trained, but what could prepare a couple for a child whose behaviour can be more than merely `challenging?' And then his past is gradually revealed and our hearts bleed for Justin. This book had me in tears, and yet there was warmth and laughter as well. I became totally absorbed, and find it difficult to praise it highly enough - especially as it is not the sort of book I am usually attracted to. I am glad I did not miss this one.
And PS: If you're a stupid teenager contemplating trying just one hit of Heroin, read this book. Heroin destroys lives, and not just the lives of those stupid enough to use it.
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I have read hundreds of 'this type' of book but none have got to me like this one, I was physically crying and it has really affected me. It's about a boy, Justin, who was the eldest of 3 boys at the age of 5. His 'Mother' was a heroin addict, didn't feed them, care for them, left them alone etc Justin used to witness his baby brothers that starving they ate their own mess out of their nappies whilst the dog licked the rest off their cribs, shocking. Justin used to have to perform sexual favours on his 'mothers' friends in order for her to get her ''medicine'' she would coax him how o do this with whispered words of encouragement into his 5 year old ear.
There was a whole catalogue of unbelievable abuse this poor boy suffered until he finally snapped and burned down the house and then went into VOLUNTARY care - whilst she was able to keep the other children :shock:
He had 20 failed placements before going to Casey and her husband, Mike, and the story of how they helped him merely it seems by simply loving him and caring about him is truly touching.

Highly recommend this book.
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Brilliant. Thought provoking as it fills your mind with a child's experiences: of a broken home, of an abused childhood, of a mother who was incapable of looking after her three boys due to being a drug addict, of a child who's been from one fost home to too many other foster homes, until he lands in Casey Watson's foster care. At this point, the journey to healing begins, but it's an uphill struggle, but not insormontable. Casey writes in a simple and chatty style and is full of care, love and warmth towards her foster child, as are all of her immediatel and close family, especially her son and daughter. It's a worthwhile read because you pick up things in life that seem to happen to others, so as to be aware that there are many children out there who are suffering, needlessly. Casey is a brilliant foster parent as is her husband, but she is the one who put pen to paper. I would have loved to have had a mother like Casey Watson!
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This book is well written and brings home the harrowing experiences that some children go through. The writing is straight to the point and down to earth with no holds barred, and had me shedding tears and wincing in horror in some parts. I read this book within 2 days only putting it down when I really had to!! Well done Casey Watson on a fantastic debut!!
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I agree with all the other reviews this book it absolutely amazing truly inspirational,I only started reading Casey's books as my partner wanted them so I bought them for her and thought that I'd try them and I'm glad I did, can't wait food the new releases B-)
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