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The Child Bride by [Glass, Cathy]
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4.8 out of 5 stars 476 customer reviews

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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.


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3370 KB
  • Print Length: 321 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Element (25 Sept. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JD3ZLKY
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 476 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #12,288 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By ACB(swansea) TOP 100 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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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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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 is a very touching and in places sad book about a young girl who was saved from a forced marriage. Zeena has been through so much before she was taken into care by her own wish. Cathy Glass writes great books but what she has done to help kids is the best. Zeena took ages to open up through fear but thank goodness she did in the end.
Not only was she forced into marriage at 13 by an older man she was also raped by a cousin a few years before this and then blamed for it by her family.
I wish her all the best.
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I am always drawn in by Cathys books. I haven't read one for a few years but I am just about to start another one straight away. I'm glad I can check for updates on her websites as the stories always stay with me. This book, like all of them made me sick to think that this kind of thing happens so close to home. I couldn't be so forgiving if I was zeena and I wouldn't be so calm if I was Cathy.
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I waited til this book was available as a whole book and not in 3 parts as it was earlier . Im glad I did wait .. it would have spoilt the feel of the story if I not read it all in one go .

In this book from Cathy Glass we meet Zeena who has rather unusually asked to be placed in care. As the title suggests she was married very young and abused by members of her own family. Cathy deals with this in the only way she knows.. caring and always putting Zeena first .

II found this book hard to put down once Id started it and some of the details that are revealed are quite honestly shocking .
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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 enjoyed this book although it was very sad in parts. Cathy Glass writes well and makes her books interesting. She sounds a really wonderful person with so much patience! I am glad that this time there was a happy ending. I would recommend this book to everybody.
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