Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Back by popular demand.... Cathy Glass

Cathy Glass
Selling at RM35
Hardcover edition

My thoughts

An engaging and heartbreaking read.
Cry, be inspired, be caught up by the masterful way Cathy Glass tells a story so close to her heart. This book 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.