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Girl Alone Audiobook

Girl Alone

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Publisher's Summary

Aged nine Joss came home from school to discover her father's suicide. She's never got over it.

This is the true story of Joss, 13, who is angry and out of control. At the age of nine, Joss finds her father's dead body. He has committed suicide. Then her mother remarries, and Joss bitterly resents her stepfather, who abuses her mentally and physically.

Cathy takes Joss under her wing, but will she ever be able to get through to the warm-hearted girl she sees glimpses of underneath the vehement outbreaks of anger that dominate the house? And will Cathy be able to build up Joss' trust so she can learn the full truth of the terrible situation.

©2015 Cathy Glass (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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    Linda jauncey 14/09/2015
    Linda jauncey 14/09/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "Superb!"
    Would you listen to Girl Alone again? Why?

    Very well written and narrated, fascinating story, and with unexpected revelation near the end .


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Girl Alone?

    The moment when Joss revealed the real reason why she had come into care.


    Which character – as performed by Denica Fairman – was your favourite?

    Cathy


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    Netty 09/11/2016
    Netty 09/11/2016
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    "very good book. "

    it just shows how much preserveance a foster carerer needs to help through life's turmoil

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    steph 19/09/2016
    steph 19/09/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "girl alone"

    another good story about one of Cathy's foster children.
    and their time they stayed at cathys

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    Diane F 22/10/2015
    Diane F 22/10/2015

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    "Wow, poor kid"

    I've read all of Cathy's non-fiction books, and you feel for all the kids, they've all had a rotten time of it or they wouldn't be with a carer like Cathy, but wow, this one was just one thing after another!

    Well written and beautifully read, as ever.

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    J. Scrimshaw nottingham United Kingdom 09/10/2015
    J. Scrimshaw nottingham United Kingdom 09/10/2015 Member Since 2009

    you ai'nt heard it til you heard it from the mad man www.livejournal.com/users/afro_thunder pure truth

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    "cathy glass repairs another shattered life"
    Where does Girl Alone rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    ranks very highly


    What other book might you compare Girl Alone to, and why?

    cut and will you love me because of its frankness honesty and compassion


    Have you listened to any of Denica Fairman’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    another great read from Denica would love to meet this lady as its clear she loves her job.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    a tangle of family tragedy which can only be repaired by love and care.


    Any additional comments?

    cathy glass does it again with her frank and at times I feel deeply moving account of another child's life torn apart by family tragedy. using good old fashioned care honesty and love cathy has to pick up the pieces but this time the rule book is thrown out the window from the start. this book is also made all the better by the wonderful narration of Denica fairman.

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    24/09/15
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    "great as always."

    loved this. struggled with the whiney voice of joss initially. but soon got into the story line, and couldn't stop listening.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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