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  • Nobody Loves Me

  • Bobby’s True Story of Neglect, Secrets and Abuse
  • By: Maggie Hartley
  • Narrated by: Penny McDonald
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (25 ratings)

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Nobody Loves Me

By: Maggie Hartley
Narrated by: Penny McDonald
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Summary

'I'm very, very bad. I don't deserve to have nice things. Nobody loves me.'

Three young siblings arrive at Maggie's door after being taken into care. Teachers of eight-year-old Bobby spotted distinct hand-shaped bruises on his arm and his dad and stepmother are uncooperative and hostile to Social Services. While they investigate, Bobby, as well as Melodie and Poppy, are looked after in Maggie's home.

As the children settle in, a thought won't let Maggie go. While Melodie and Poppy are clean, well-fed and immaculately dressed, Bobby is pale, severely underweight and extremely quiet. What looks like a case of neglect is actually something much more sinister. Bobby and his half-sisters are hiding a cruel secret, but can Maggie find the truth?

From Britain's best-loved foster carer, an inspiring true story of abuse, secrets and hope.

©2023 Maggie Hartley (P)2023 Orion Publishing Group Limited

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Nobody loves me

Brilliant. Would read again. Great story as always by this great author I’m reading all her books now.

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loved it

3rd book ive listened to/read by the author. looking forward to more. Good to read factual stories about the fostering system.

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love the way you tell the story

I have finished your book in one sitting as usual. it's great to hear your stories and see how much it means to you to help struggling children and families

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little boy in

I enjoyed this story teller reading this book to me as I've lost the ability to read and I have found that listening is a story is the next best thing

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heartbreaking.

I found it difficult to get through. mainly because this hits close to home for me. I was frustrated the whole time that they couldn't see what was going on. it was so obvious. Bobby went through a great deal and your heart just goes out to him.

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Another fantastic book by a talented author.

Another great book by this author and a quick listen to help get me through my work day. Bobbies story was so sad and the way he described himself at the beginning was heart breaking to read. It was lovely how Maggie was determined to help Bobby and get to the truth of what was really going on. It was lovely to see how dedicated to her job she is and how she does her best for every child in her care.

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Amazing read like always

I really enjoyed this book and finished it in just one sitting since I couldn't put it down

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Well written and well read!

Maggie Hartley writes really well, I’m so glad that Bobble could live with Lee and that his sisters could live with their dad and step mum. All through the book I was hoping that Lee and Bobble would be reunited, Thank you Maggie for all your memoirs. Keep writing!

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Really good listen

I usually buy your kindle books but I had a offer to try Audio, I bought your Audio with my first credit. so I have listened wiped tears listened wiped tears mostly throughout. I really didn’t expect to listen in one day but I couldn’t put it down. Those poor children specially Bobby and then his Dad. I won’t give anything away but it’s a must read or Audio

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Good story but drawn out

A good story but seemed to be drawn out to make a full length book when it would have been better as a short story. It was a frustrating several hours into the book before Maggie and the social worker reach what was really a very obvious conclusion about what was going.

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