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The second book from Sunday Times bestselling author Casey Watson. Two weeks after saying farewell to her first foster child, Casey is asked to look after Sophia, a troubled 12-year-old with a sad past. Sophia’s actions are disturbing and provocative and, before long, Casey and her family find themselves in a dark and dangerous situation. Two years ago Sophia’s mother had a terrible accident. Sophia has been in care ever since. Right away, Casey feels something isn’t right. Sophia’s a well-developed girl, who looks more like 18 than 12. She only seems to have eyes and ears for men, and treats all women with contempt and disgust. And she has everyone around her jumping through hoops. Over time, as more details begin to emerge about Sophia’s past, it becomes clear that her behaviour is a front for an early life filled with pain and suffering. But although Casey feels she is gradually breaking through to Sophia and getting her to open up about things she has never spoken about before, her violence is threatening the safety of the whole family, forcing Casey to question whether she can really handle this lost and damaged girl. Both shocking and inspiring, this true story will shed new light on the extreme and sometimes dangerous nature of foster care. Includes a sample chapter of Little Prisoners.

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Crying for Help: The Shocking True Story of a Damaged Girl with a Dark Past
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4.2 / 5
Assistant manager
June 27th, 2014
I cant say this book was aweful. The story was ok but it felt. ...made up. I couldn't get into it and nor could I fall in love with any of the characters. A story like this should have been an emotional roller coaster for me, but I felt nothing. The writing just wasnt effective enough to pull me in.
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Couldn't put it down!
June 9th, 2014
Emotive and gripping I read the whole book in a day!
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Crying For Help
June 3rd, 2014
I enjoyed reading about Sophia, how Mike and Casey stand strong together to help another child have a chance to live a better, improved life! What an amazing family to be able to open your home in such demanding situations and give of yourselves for a childs .
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Crying for Help
April 28th, 2014
This book really kept me reading more. I just could not put the Kobo down.
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Crying for
January 15th, 2014
Que bonita haci me gusta
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Crying for help
August 18th, 2013
It was sad to read
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