This is a non fiction account of what it is like to be a foster carer . The child specifically mentioned in this book is called Joss ( not her real name), her father commited suicide and her mother is now in a different relationship and this young girl is struggling with life in every way.
Cathy talks about what it is like to foster while having other kids of her own to look after and protect their wellbeing . As each child she looks after is different there is no set guidebook to helping a child but some guidelines and common sense as well as love and empathy are very useful life skills to have. I have heard it said that it takes a village to raise a child , but if that child is going through some rough home life problems the village can become the foster care system with foster homes , social workers and a team of people looking after each child's specific needs . Heartbreaking and eye opening it can vividly make you see what goes on behind closed doors and the good people out there fighting against it.
I would definitely read another book by Cathy after reading this.
I received this book for review from the lovely people over at Lovereading.co.uk.
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