Cut: The True Story of an Abandoned, Abused Little Girl Who Was Desperate to Be Part of a Family

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HarperElement, 2008 - Abused children - 310 pages
The story of the Dawn, a sweet and seemingly well-balanced girl whose outward appearance masks a traumatic childhood of suffering at the hands of the very people who should have cared for her. Dawn was the first girl Cathy Glass ever fostered. Sweet and seemingly well balanced girl, Dawn's outward appearance masked a traumatic childhood so awful, that even she could not remember it. During the first night, Cathy awoke to see Dawn looming above Cathy's baby's cot, her eyes staring and blank. It becomes a regular and frightening occurrence, and Cathy is horrified to find Dawn lighting a match whilst mumbling it's not my fault in her sleep one night. When Dawn attempts suicide, Cathy realises that she needs more help than she can give. Cathy soon realises that the horrors Dawn was exposed to during her time in Ireland have left her a very disturbed little girl.

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User Review  - nicola26 - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed reading this- if ''enjoyed'' is the right word to use given the themes handled in the book. I'll admit, I was annoyed by a lot of things which Cathy thought, which is more than likely ... Read full review

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User Review  - wearylibrarian - LibraryThing

I wish Cathy Glass had never written a book about fostering children. Not because of her writing ability-I enjoy her books immensely. I wish there was never a need for her to be a foster parent, that ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Cathy Glass is a British author, freelance writer and foster caregiver. Glass has also written a parenting guide to bringing up children, Happy Kids, a guide to feeding children healthily, Happy Mealtimes, a general wellness guide, Happy Adults, a writing guide, About Writing and How to Publish, and three novels based on her 25 years as a foster parent. Her fostering memoir, Will You Love Me?, was published in September 2013; it tells the story of Lucy, her adopted daughter. In 2015, this memoir was listed on the New York Times bestseller list.

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