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The Bad Room

Held Captive and Abused by My Evil Carer: A True Story of Survival
Narrated by: Caro Clarke
Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
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Summary

After years of physical and mental abuse, Jade thought her kindly foster mother would be the answer to her prayers. She was wrong.... 

This is her staggering true story. 

‘This must be what prison is like,’ I thought as another hour crawled by. In fact, prison would be better...at least you knew your sentence. You could tick off the days until you got out. In the Bad Room we had no idea how long we’d serve.

After years of constant abuse, Jade thought her foster mother, Linda Black, would be the answer to her prayers. Loving and nurturing, she offered 10-year-old Jade a life free of fear. 

But once the regular social-worker checks stopped, Linda turned, and over the next six years Jade and three other girls were kept prisoner in a bedroom they called the ‘bad room’. 

Shut away for 16 hours at a time, they were starved, violently beaten, forbidden from speaking or using the toilet and routinely humiliated. Jade was left feeling broken and suicidal. 

This is the powerful, true story of how one woman banished the ghosts of her past by taking dramatic action to protect the life of every vulnerable child in care.

©2020 Jade Kelly (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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I couldn't put this book down

I liked this book. You wouldn't think in this day and age this would happen to young people in the care system Children have the right to be heard jade should have been removed from this Foster carers it's shocking she wasn't. I am glad she had the strength to write this book and hope if any young people in care read this they will have the same strength as jade had to speak out

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Heartbreaking

Very good to listen to, shows you that sometimes the system doesn’t always work. Bravery from this girl for telling her story!

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Well done for telling your storey your an amazing person! No one deserves what you all went through!

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An genuine real life story

For Jade to have the courage to tell her story shows she managed too over come her fears of vile abuse and deep depression and human disgrace of being let down but proved to others that she could turn her life around and very successfully succeed,moving story

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Couldn't put it down!

Wow, this story kept me gripped from the beginning. The suffering this poor girl endured is shocking & the injustice she experienced from the social services is heartbreaking. I abserloutly reccommend this book, but be ready for an emotional rollercoaster! I enjoyed it so much I listened to it all in two sittings!

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  • Angel Flukes
  • 01-10-20

Amazing story. Unmissable

I gave this book a bash while I was working and couldn’t stop. I completed it in a day. It’s such a harrowing and horrific tale from such a brave person. You feel like you want to jump in the book and stop it from happening. An unmissable read, can’t recommend it enough. 5*