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Girl Alone

Narrated by: Denica Fairman
Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
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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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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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Another Gem

Couldn't stop listening, I just love these books. I hope Cathy can keep writing them as fast as I am listening to them.

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Loved it 😍

Loved it but I love all Cathy Glass books definitely recommend to listen to her books

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I would recommend

This book is written so well and you feel apart of the story. Although it is tragic, it has taught me a lot about foster families.

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Heart breaking

Brilliant, heart breaking,but what a lovely ending. The story had me gripped from the start.

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Long winded

The story was good but too slow moving. Boring. Couldn't finish it.
What more can I say

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Heartbreaking

A heartbreaking story. Had me in tears throughout. Thank goodness there are Foster carers to help children.

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So sad but true

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!

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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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girl alone

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

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  • Lexi
  • 22-06-18

Great!

This book was very well written. It did need a trigger warning though. About half way through there is a rape. Other than the lack of warning this book was great. 10/10 recommend.

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  • Jen
  • 10-04-20

Bravo

Every performance is great but this is the best.:. So far. Anyone know what book talks about Lucy after she got pregnant?

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  • SushisArmy
  • 21-03-19

joss deserved love

Thank you, Cathy, for helping Joss. Because of you, she was able to turn her life around and reveal why her heart was heavy. Well Done!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-09-15

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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