The Boy No One Loved by Casey Watson

The Boy No One Loved

By Casey Watson

  • Release Date: 2011-10-13
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Description

Sunday Times bestselling author and foster carer Casey Watson’s first heartbreaking memoir.

Justin was five years old; his brothers two and three. Their mother, a heroin addict, had left them alone again. Later that day, after trying to burn down the family home, Justin was taken into care.

Justin was taken into care at the age of five after deliberately burning down his family home. Six years on, after 20 failed placements, Justin arrives at Casey’s home. Casey and her husband Mike are specialist foster carers. They practice a new style of foster care that focuses on modifying the behaviour of profoundly damaged children. They are Justin’s last hope, and it quickly becomes clear that they are facing a big challenge.

Try as they might to make him welcome, he seems determined to strip his life of all the comforts they bring him, violently lashing out at schoolmates and family and throwing any affection they offer him back in their faces. After a childhood filled with hurt and rejection, Justin simply doesn’t want to know. But, as it soon emerges, this is only the tip of a chilling iceberg.

A visit to Justin’s mother on Boxing Day reveals that there are some very dark underlying problems that Justin has never spoken about. As the full picture becomes clearer, and the horrific truth of Justin’s early life is revealed, Casey and her family finally start to understand the pain he has suffered…

Includes a sample chapter of Crying for Help.

About the author

Casey Watson is a specialist foster carer. She has been working in this field for eleven years after giving up her position as a behaviour manager for a local school. During this time she has welcomed 14 difficult to place children into her home.

As a specialist foster carer she works with profoundly damaged children, seeing each child through a specific behavioural modification programme, at the end of which they will hopefully be in the position to be returned either back to their family or into mainstream foster care.

Casey combines fostering with writing, usually late at night when the rest of the family is sleeping. Casey is married with two grown-up children and three grandchildren. The name Casey Watson is a pseudonym.

Reviews

  • Justin

    4
    By Givahoot
    What a great sorry, glad it turn corners for Justin
  • My heart breaks

    5
    By Tanji wanji
    I'm a mother of 2 kids and I could never imagine neglecting my children. As much as I hate them sometimes I love them no matter what. I look at my children and never want any harm to come to them. This book made me cry at how the mother of this little boy made him do unthinkable things and he still just wanted what ever little child wants LOVE. Great book. I started reading it because I have always wanted to be a foster carer, this book made me realise what a difference a carer really does.
  • The Boy No One Loved

    5
    By Lily shopper
    The Boy No One Loved...such a sad read but cusps to the author and her family for her wonderful work with these poor mites!
  • Great book

    5
    By KristiePeebles
    Hi highly recommend this book I could not put it down :)!
  • New favourite author

    5
    By Fernis555
    Love these books by Casey Watson, shes my new favourite author
  • The Boy No-one Wanted

    2
    By colleen campbell-warr
    Brilliantly written, couldn't put it down!!
  • The Boy No One Loved

    1
    By Sharon Varkoly
    Poorly written
  • An inspirational read

    5
    By Words Gal
    A great book, sad at times but very inspiring at others. Couldn't put it down.
  • The boy nobody loved

    1
    By LTV3
    The author spends too much time talking about herself and what a great and skilled person she is, instead of putting a lot more focus on the child the story is about. Personally, I do not believe this book was worth purchasing.
  • The boy no one loved

    5
    By Caz.731
    First of this Authors books that I have read, loved it, can't wait to read more, there is so much sadness put there and so many children that can not live for what ever reason with their own family

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