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
Very well written and narrated, fascinating story, and with unexpected revelation near the end .
The moment when Joss revealed the real reason why she had come into care.
Such a sad story but one that needs to be told. So many young girls have been through what poor Jos went through and haven't been believed. I'm glad things worked out in the end!
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.
you ai'nt heard it til you heard it from the mad man www.livejournal.com/users/afro_thunder pure truth
ranks very highly
cut and will you love me because of its frankness honesty and compassion
another great read from Denica would love to meet this lady as its clear she loves her job.
a tangle of family tragedy which can only be repaired by love and care.
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.
"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.
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