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Damaged: The Heartbreaking True Story of a Forgotten Child

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This true story follows the life of Jodie, a troubled girl with a terrible past - but is shown through the eyes of her Carer.

Sometimes, my books come from my supplier with little quirks–like bent corners, or an interior formatting mistake, but they’re still readable.She reached her office building, went through the revolving door, and crossed the air-conditioned lobby, smiling for the security guard.

While I found the book quite interesting, I have to say that I don't quite understand how Jodie could have dictated the letter she had left for Cathy. Despite her reservations, Cathy decides to accept Jodie to protect her from being placed in an institution. All of our books are completely brand new, aside from minor wear, tear and damage due to process and handling.

I did not have any books to read with me and not knowing any of the authors, I picked this one because it was the thinnest; there is a lesson for you there my friend. This book was made into a good film in 1992, starring Jeremy Irons, and it's probably his presence in that which reminded me of Lolita, as he appeared in the excellent remake of that film as well. Da qui in poi il libro ha preso una piega nera, nerissima che mi ha trascinato nel suo gorgo soffocante e in un pomeriggio l‘ho terminato, mi ha lasciato un senso di angoscia e di tristezza enorme. i don't think i completely know why, but i do know i like them because when there about children like the little girl Jodie in the book good does come out at the end.

Hnus je, když se zastrašování stane pro dítě noční můrou a to je pak - dost pravděpodobně - do konce života odsouzeno pouze trpět a nikdy se nedat jako člověk do pořádku. I would like to start by saying that I'm quite a sensitive person, so I was a bit nervous going into it. Even though I suspected what had happened to Jodie, when it was revealed in the book, it sent not only dread but shivers of fear through me to know that this happens and is happening to children all over the world as we speak.

If you're like me and need it: trigger warning for self harm, child abuse, sexual abuse, rape and aggressive behaviour. When reading books of this nature I have generally only read from the point of view of the child, so this new perspective was very interesting. I didn't like Winterson's Written on the Body but I had to admit the book was clever + the poetic parts were quite well-written. If you read one book this year it should be this one, it's just so sad that help came too late to truly help Jodie. I noticed Cathy Class (pseudonym) has written several other books about other foster children she has cared for.

While the writing does come of as a bit self-congratulatory a lot of the time, the story is mesmerizing and if it is true, the author should be praised for her astounding patience. In passato si era trovata a un niente dal "donarsi" al fratello (che, non potendola avere tutta per sé, si suicida tagliandosi polsi e gola, porello). The first title, Damaged, was number 1 in the Sunday Times bestsellers charts in hardback and paperback. Do you think the camaraderie amongst the women is so strong because there were no men in the firm until recently? Sure, ,maybe this is simply a result of my desire to believe that no child should ever be exposed to any of these horrors, let alone horribly abused by every single adult she has encountered in her young life.When it comes to dresses being paraded with presidential semen stains still upon them, or the latest youtube viral video horrors, you may think so. The writing is in a constant "i-am-trying-to-create-suspense-and-mystery" style which fails completely. At the Social Services office, Cathy (an experienced foster carer) is pressured into taking Jodie as a new placement. The vividly clear connection between early childhood trauma and adult physical and mental health issues is an education we all need. Her work is strongly identified with both the True Life Stories and Inspirational Memoirs genres, and she has also written a parenting guide to bringing up children, Happy Kids, and a novel, The Girl in the Mirror, based on a true story.

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