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A Boy Without Hope

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Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
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A Boy Without Hope is the heartbreaking story of a boy who didn’t know the meaning of love. A history of abuse and neglect has left Miller destined for life’s scrap heap. But in this turbulent story of conflict and struggle, Casey Watson is determined to help Miller overcome his demons, show him love and give him hope.

Casey Watson is back, doing the job she does best - rolling up her sleeves and fostering the children who, on first meeting, seem like hopeless cases. But when she meets Miller and discovers the truth about his disturbing childhood, even Casey begins to doubt if this child will ever be able to accept love.

Found naked and alone on a railway track, Miller was just five when he was first admitted into the care system. Emotionally tormented by his biological parents, Miller has never understood how to establish meaningful relationships, and his destructive past, and over 20 failed placements, is sealing his fate in society’s social scrap heap.

After a torrent of violent behaviour and numerous failed attempts to help Miller, Casey decides to make an intervention, implementing a severe regime that strips Miller of all control. But soon the emotional demands of Miller’s case start to take their toll on Casey and Mike. Just how far is Casey willing to go to help Miller and save him from his inner demons?

©2018 Casey Watson (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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Another amazing offering.

This was a fantastic book, I am a big fan of this author and really enjoy all her books. What I liked most about this one is that Casey did not sugar coat anything and showed that despite being a good foster carer and very successful that not everything is perfect. It was clearly a difficult placement but the fact she tried everything possible to help Miller was amazing specially with the amount of problems he clearly suffered. I found this book a very good read and can't wait for the next offering by this author.

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love it

love it it was fantastic well read a gane thank you just great he is ďoing well

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interesting book

sad that a young boy was so mentally scared by what happend in his past that he made it so no one could love him as he had not known love

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fantastic

wow loved it, from another fostercarer x we just want to do the best by then x

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great book

loved this book . highly recommend it to any one. great story way too listen too

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Awful narration

The start of the book was interesting, and although the narration was awful I stuck it out to find out the ending, however it felt like the book was rushed at the end, and alot of questions unanswered. I would not recommend

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  • Aaron W.C.
  • 10-08-19

A Reader's Comments

This book shows just how much damage child abuse does to a young child. Those that have survived child abuse will be able to learn from the mistakes the young boy in this memoir made.

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  • Susan Long
  • 05-02-19

Great but slow start.

Took forever for actual story to begin. But once the story began, it was wonderful.

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  • Joy
  • 09-12-18

Casey never fails to deliver a great read.

Miller was a very odd & angry boy. The ending was a Twist I didn't expect but alls well that ends well even if it wasn't how we imagjned or expected to. Through thier hard work and the grace of God, no hope is ever completely lost.