Thursday, August 21, 2008

Damaged - Cathy Glass

Selling at RM15
Retails at RM39.90

Damaged: The heartbreaking true story of a forgotten child
Author: Cathy Glass
Pages: 352
Condition: Pre-loved - almost new condition

My thoughts

An engaging but heartbreaking read. I find myself crying at some instances. It really made me stop and thank God for my family.

At the Social Services office, Cathy (an experienced foster carer) is pressured into taking Jodie as a new placement. Jodie's challenging behaviour has seen off five carers in four months. Despite her reservations, Cathy decides to accept Jodie to protect her from being put in an institution.

Jodie arrives, and her first act is to soil herself, and then wipe it on her face, grinning wickedly. Jodie meets Cathy's teenage children, and greets them with a sharp kick to the shins. That night, Cathy finds Jodie covered in blood, having cut her own wrist, and smeared the blood over her face.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Bourne Legacy - Eric Van Lustbader

Retails at RM39.90
Selling at RM15
1 SOLD, 1 Available
Title: The Bourne Legacy
Author: Eric Van Lustbader
Pages: 529
Condition: Brand New

A man without a past is washed into the nets of a fishing boat with no idea of who he is or how he got there. All he has is a passport in the name of Jason Bourne. Over the course of three books, The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum, he gradually comes to realise who and what he really is - a strange amalgam of a man named David Webb, and a deadly killer: Jason Bourne. Now David Webb is living a peaceful life as a university professor in the backwoods of America with his wife and children. But someone is reaching out to take him out of the game forever. A deadly assassin is on his trail and his former handler has been brutally murdered already. It seems that David Webb must once again turn to Bourne to save his life and family.

Northern Lights - Philip Pullman

Retails at RM39.90
Selling at RM15.00

The movie The Golden Compass was an adaptation from this book.

Title: Northern Lights
Author: Philip Pullman
Pages: 397