Jun 29, Lori rated it really liked it Shelves: non-fiction. I was a goodreads first reads winner of the book "will you love me? This book is about Lucy a girl who came to her home when she was eleven years old. The book begins with Lucy and a phone call from Cathy. When Lucy arrives at the door of Cathy Glass, they go back when Lucy was a baby and spend some time talking about what they know about Lucy's life up until she comes to live with Cathy Glass and her two kids. Lucy's life I was a goodreads first reads winner of the book "will you love me? Lucy's life has been years of neglect going from her mother, to other relatives and foster homes.
Enter Cathy Glass and family they slowly build a relationship with Lucy and gain her trust. Soon Cathy and family want to make Lucy a permanent home with them. A first for Cathy Glass after dozens of foster children in her care. Won't give too many details. A nice read. I give Cathy Glass a lot of credit for providing a loving home for foster children helping and caring for them. I found myself hoping for a happy ending for Lucy and Cathy Glass and family. Will probably read a few more of these well done non-fiction books.
I bought this just two days ago, and from the start, I was gripped by this book. I've read other books by Cathy Glass where Lucy was mentioned and once she was more integrated in Cathy's family, but this is about her beginnings and how she met Cathy and ended up at her house. This is the story about Lucy, Cathy's adopted daughter. Lucy had a really troubled past, and was passed from one house to another. She was bought up by her mother after her father, who is Thai, went off to Thailand followin I bought this just two days ago, and from the start, I was gripped by this book. She was bought up by her mother after her father, who is Thai, went off to Thailand following the explanation that his mother was ill.
It's hard to know if this was true or not, and I felt like Lucy's mum, Bonnie, when she found out. Bonnie lived in a rundown flat above a launderette in a depressed area of town for years, but then managed to excape and rent a flat. Lucy went through a lot through her whole life. She seems to open up when she meets Cathy and her family. This book is very honestly written as always with Cathy Glass's books. The book is very sad in some parts, and it was great to read Lucy's story. Apr 01, Vicki Andrada rated it it was amazing.settdragicpooltai.tk
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The author Cathy Glass has a way of writing that makes you feel you're right there with her and her children. This story is so touching and special. I loved it! I'd totally recommend it! Aug 28, Belinda rated it it was amazing. Wow what a great book! Makes me want to become a foster parent. Jan 22, Dini Azmi rated it it was amazing. I recently finished reading this book and I absolutely love it!
This is my first book by Cathy Glass, and I'm definitely buying more. It is very touching and it broke my heart to read as Lucy grew older. Lucy had gone through a lot in her life and she suffered ever since the first day she was born. My heart ached every time she moves to a new foster carer.
True that she's probably happier in foster homes but as far as I know, living temporarily in many different homes will make a child feel unlo I recently finished reading this book and I absolutely love it! True that she's probably happier in foster homes but as far as I know, living temporarily in many different homes will make a child feel unloved. Part two of the book was more interesting. Cathy is a great mother and I'm glad that she adopted Lucy. If it wasn't for her, Lucy wouldn't be having the good life she is having with Cathy. My favourite part of the book is when Cathy sends off Lucy to meet her mother.
She kissed her mother in the cheek and gave her the birthday present and card Cathy bought. Bonnie, Lucy's biological mother was shocked by her actions.
So, What's Your favourite part of the story? Jan 31, Faye rated it it was amazing. Wow loved this book it wasn't too gruesome, written with dignity and professionalism. What a beautiful person Cathy Glass is and a wonderful carer. Hoping that Lucy has now had some fantastic times with her new family, even though you could never take away the hurt she went through, hope there is some peace in her life now. Will be definitely reading more of this author. Aug 15, Demi rated it really liked it. The best Cathy glass book I've read.
It read much more like a story instead of just a series of noted down events and I can't help but wonder why all of her books are not like this. I enjoyed learning more about Lucy and I liked thy Cathy spoke more about her emotions. May 01, Samu rated it liked it Shelves: non-fiction , 21st-century , fostering-adoption , britain , memoir , trauma , class , child-abuse , female-author , immigration.
Not the greatest work of literature I've ever read but that's not really the point either. I desperately want to foster children and reading these, albeit horrific stories of foster children and the lives they have had, just reinforces that want. Jul 07, Teresa rated it it was amazing. I just love how Cathy Glass writes her stories. She makes you believe that you are right there with with family. I have read everyone of her books, waiting for her next one. I recommend her books to everyone. Feb 26, Annette Moore rated it it was amazing.
I've always been interested in stories, movies and documentaries featuring the theme of foster care and adoption, so it was neat to discover this author, and I kno there are others out there who write books with a similar theme. Lucy comes to Cathy and her family a sad and broken little girl. Lucy, now eleven, has been moved around from foster home to foster home, and before that moved constantly with this is the first book I've read by Cathy Glass, and it certainly won't be the last.
Lucy, now eleven, has been moved around from foster home to foster home, and before that moved constantly with her mother and stepfather, and often living with her stepfather and his parade of girlfriends. So when Lucy comes to Cathy, she's had enough, and she's emotionally at the end of her rope. So many moves and no one seems to want her or care about her.
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So Cathy has quite a job to gain this little girl's trust and help her navigate through the maze of emotions she's going through. One of the things I find refreshing about this book is that it reads like a novel, so you get a true picture in your head of the circumstances surrounding the events in this true story.
It's definitely not dry reading, and it's very detailed, very emotional.
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As I stated before, I will be reading more from this author. Nov 16, Amie Wilson rated it liked it Shelves: memoirs. This story is written from the author's perspective. It differs from other memoirs in that she is the adult in the story describing the child's life before coming to live with her and then while under Cathy's care.
The author, Cathy, writes more in the style of a report than a story, yet she doesn't fail to capture the reader's interest and quickly taps into our sense of compassion for her young charges, in this case, little Lucy, who has never truly been cared for by anyone.
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Although Lucy came This story is written from the author's perspective. Although Lucy came on to the radar of England's Social Services at the young age of six months, she feel through the cracks repeatedly.
She was in and out of living situations with her mother, who seemed to suffer from depression and a general inability to take care of herself, let alone her daughter; then a stepfather and his rotating girlfriends; and different foster family situations with varying degrees of care. At first we see that lonely little Lucy, terrified of strangers due to early bad experiences of living life on the streets and various crash pads with her mother, is open to affection and care.
After years of being shuffled around and feeling like no one cares and no situation is permanent she becomes more angry and sullen. As you read the story, your heart just breaks for Lucy as you realize all of the times her life could have gone differently if someone would have just stepped in. May 01, Amber Ashton rated it really liked it. This is the kind of story that makes you want to hold your sweet children closer and make sure you're giving them the love that they need. I was impressed by the forgiveness and acceptance that Lucy had for her biological mother. She truly understood that her mother's life had not been what it should have been either.
As was mentioned, Bonnie was in as much need of a loving, caring environment as Lucy.