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Cut: The true story of an abandoned, abused little girl who was desperate to be part of a family by [Glass, Cathy]
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Reviews for ‘Damaged’:

'Cannot fail to move those who read it.' Adoption-net

‘Heartbreaking.' The Mirror

‘A truly harrowing read that made me cry.’ The 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

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Desperate to start a family, Cathy and her husband John volunteer as foster parents, and so begins their relationship with Dawn, a shy and polite thirteen-year-old whom Cathy treats as a daughter.

When Cathy discovers she is pregnant with a baby of her own, their lives seems to be complete, but it soon becomes obvious that Dawn is going to be much harder to help than they had first imagined.

Cathy awakes in the middle of the night to find Sawn standing over her baby's cot, and a nightmare begins. When Cathy asks Dawn about the scars covering her arms, Dawn insists there is nothing to tell.

Cathy slowly discovers the terrible childhood Dawn has had, rejected by her parents, left to fend for herself, then subjected to violent treatment by her relatives. But Cathy soon realizes that Dawn's worst enemy is herself.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2039 KB
  • Print Length: 323 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Element (19 Jan. 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007280971
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007280971
  • ASIN: B002RI91EO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 279 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #11,905 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Hardcover
Another moving story from Cathy Glass. Once started I found it difficult to put the book down and was soon gripped by the story. As in her other two excellent books, the authors warmth and affection to her foster children comes through in her style of writing and makes her books very moving and also very readable. I found I just had to finish the book as soon as possible to find out how the story unfolds. The book is not just an eye opener on what terrible things can happen to innocent children and the struggles and difficulties they face as a result, but also shows how a truly caring person can help them and can make a real difference in their lives. Well done Cathy for another inspiring book.
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Format: Paperback
Apparently I'm the only one on Amazon who didn't like this book.

There's nothing much wrong with the writing, though I did get irritated with the dialogue after a while because the author constantly calls everyone "love". What I didn't like was the exploitative nature of this book, and from looking at Glass's other publications it seems all her books are on the same theme. These are not her stories to tell. It makes me extremely uncomfortable that she is making money and gaining fame from writing about the abuse of children, children who aren't hers. Looking after them for a few months doesn't give her the right to write books about them, that is up to the survivors themselves. We do hear about the effects on Cathy and, to a lesser extent, her family (I wonder if her husband wanted to be distanced from these books as he is certainly a background character) it is really all about Dawn, and Dawn is certainly not receiving any of the profits from the book sales.

I also did not like the self-congratulatory feel of the book. Although Glass often talks about how she felt people would blame her for the suffering of the children in her care, it is clear that she always felt this would be unjust and that she was the only one doing the right thing for the child and it was everyone else's fault that it didn't work. Even more often it is mentioned how great a parent she is, often from the mouth of Dawn. Her website has the same tone.
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Another moving story from Cathy Glass. Once started I found it difficult to put the book down and was soon gripped by the story. As in her other two excellent books, the authors warmth and affection to her foster children comes through in her style of writing and makes her books very moving and also very readable. I found I just had to finish the book as soon as possible to find out how the story unfolds. The book is not just an eye opener on what terrible things can happen to innocent children and the struggles and difficulties they face as a result, but also shows how a truly caring person can help them and can make a real difference in their lives. Well done Cathy for another inspiring book.
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I am in awe of Cathy glass she is a truly exceptional foster parent of a truly awesome nature I look forward to reading more of her work. It was with great difficulty to put the book down in all honesty my husband cooked Sunday dinner so I could read the book. It is now 4am in the morning and now I have finished the book I am going to bed. I look forward to reading the other books by Cathy Glass.
Pauline Goulding
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By Suzy on 22 Feb. 2015
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I've read all of Cathys books as she has released them but for some reason I'd missed this one. It was strange going back to when her teenagers were babies but I loved this book. Cathy has a talent for drawing the reader into her life and when you finish one of her books it's like losing a good friend.
If there's anyone left who hasn't read Cathys books I can whole heartedly recommend them x
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Cathy Glass is the best author ever. It is a shame she does not write a lot more books. Have read all hers and once you open the first page you cannot put it down until the end.
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I always like reading Cathy Glass books, each story is so different and fascinating.
It's also great to follow the story of Cathy's own family, which she includes in each book.
This story is about the first proper foster child, and the very start of Cathy's own family.
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Format: Hardcover
A third amazing book from Cathy Glass that gives a complete insight into fostering, it's pitfalls and rewards. This book is well written and very moving. It highlights a system now improved thankfully and shows how much love and patience foster kids need to thrive. Well done Cathy for being there and a huge thanks for sharing your experiences. Can't wait for the next one, am stocking up on tissues.....
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