Girl Alone

Girl Alone Aged nine Joss came home from school to discover her father s suicide She s never gotten over it This is the true story of Joss who is angry and out of control At the age of nine Joss finds her f

  • Title: Girl Alone
  • Author: Cathy Glass
  • ISBN: 9780008138257
  • Page: 110
  • Format: Paperback
  • Aged nine Joss came home from school to discover her father s suicide She s never gotten over it.This is the true story of Joss, 13 who is angry and out of control At the age of nine, Joss finds her father s dead body He has committed suicide Then her mother remarries and Joss bitterly resents her step father who abuses her mentally and physically.Cathy takes Joss undeAged nine Joss came home from school to discover her father s suicide She s never gotten over it.This is the true story of Joss, 13 who is angry and out of control At the age of nine, Joss finds her father s dead body He has committed suicide Then her mother remarries and Joss bitterly resents her step father who abuses her mentally and physically.Cathy takes Joss under her wing but will she ever be able to get through to the warm hearted girl she sees glimpses of underneath the vehement outbreaks of anger that dominate the house, and will Cathy be able to build up Joss s trust so she can learn the full truth of the terrible situation

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    About "Cathy Glass"

    1. Cathy Glass

      Cathy Glass is a bestselling British author, freelance writer and foster carer.Her work is strongly identified with both the True Life Stories and Inspirational Memoirs genres, and she has also written a parenting guide to bringing up children, Happy Kids, and a novel, The Girl in the Mirror, based on a true story.Glass has worked as a foster career for than 20 years, during which time she has fostered than 50 children Her fostering memoirs tell the stories of some of the children who came in to her care, many of whom had suffered abuse.The first title, Damaged, was number 1 in the Sunday Times bestsellers charts in hardback and paperback Her next three titles, Hidden, Cut and The Saddest Girl in the World, were similarly successful, all reaching the bestseller charts.The name Cathy Glass is a pseudonym The author writes under a nom de plume due to the sensitive nature of her source material The names of the children she writes about are likewise altered.

    612 thoughts on “Girl Alone”

    1. I have read Cathy Glass books since, well, it seems, forever. And each time she writes a heart touching story you get an insight to not only the little person she is talking about but she reveals more about herself. Cathy is known by Social Services as an Experienced foster carer. You can see why in each book, but with each book she writes more and more I take away with my about the person behind these successful stories.Patience.Tenderness.Frustration.Yes I feel the frustration that Cathy must [...]



    2. I’m pretty much going to say about this book what I say about every Cathy Glass book I’ve read this far: I’m so glad I discovered Cathy’s books. Honestly, not only do her books take me on a rollercoaster ride of emotions, it also makes me grateful that I am the type of parent who is the opposite of most of the parents of the children Cathy fosters. Reading these stories of abused children or children who have suffered trauma at the hands of their parents or others they trusted, gives me [...]


    3. I'm glad i discovered Cathy's books. Cathy Glass has been a foster carer for 25 years, during which she has looked after more than 150 children, as well as raising three children of her own. She is truly one remarable woman!This is the very first book i've read of hers. I enjoyed reading it and was emotionally touched by it. Looking forward to reading more of her books!


    4. This is the most recently released novel by Cathy Glass (released 10 September 2015). It's the story of Joss who went to Cathy as a frightened 13 year old. The story, as usual, is well-told by Cathy, and Joss, her mum Linda and little brother, Kevin, have endured what no family should have to: the loss of their father and Linda's first husband through his suicide. Joss appears to resent the fact that her mum has remarried a man called Eric, but she has good reason to. When Joss arrives at Cathy' [...]


    5. I received this ebook from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.I was so excited to be approved to read this book. I love Cathy Glass, she is a wonderful author and just an inspirational human being for doing all the fostering work throughout the years. I have to admit this book was hard for me to read. Joss, the young lady in the book, found her father after he committed suicide and followed her life for a brief time while she was in care. My father past away less than 2 years ago, althou [...]


    6. What an emotional book this is. Joss is a nine year old girl, who finds her father hanging in the garage, and four years later, this along with the fact that her mother has remarried, is enough to send the now thirteen year old, unhappy,angry and out of control.Moving from the family home, to stay with relations,and then two foster homes, Joss is ready to fight anyone she can, Hating her mother for siding with Eric her stepfather and feeling sad because she is no longer near her brother Kevin, J [...]


    7. Girl Alone By Cathy glass is a biography and memoirs and non fiction read. Aged nine Joss came home from school to discover her father's suicide. She's never gotten over it.I loved this book. Poor joss. Really felt for her. What she went through.everyone was just trying to help her. Very teary at times. A very emotional read with brilliant characters. I loved the ending too. highly recommended. 5* . Thanks to netgalley for the arc.


    8. havent had time to read lately but eventually finished another great story by cathy glass. glad joss had a happy ending after everythink she went threw. cant wait for the next cathy book


    9. another amazing read by cathy glass, once i pick her books up i can never put them down until that last page has been read. i am never dissapointed.


    10. My 1st Cathy Glass book and I can’t believe I waited so long to actually read it! (I bought is 8 or so months ago) I can’t wait to read more of her books !!


    11. I really liked this book!!Aged nine Joss came home from school to discover her father's suicide. She's never gotten over it.This is the true story of Joss, 13 who is angry and out of control. At the age of nine, Joss finds her father’s dead body. He has committed suicide. Then her mother remarries and Joss bitterly resents her step-father who abuses her mentally and physically.Cathy takes Joss under her wing but will she ever be able to get through to the warm-hearted girl she sees glimpses of [...]



    12. Another tragic yet great book from Cathy Glass. I had an inkling halfway through that there had to be more to the story for a thirteen year old to be acting out that bad. Parts of this book brought me to tears.


    13. Quite simply – I could not put this book down! It held me in its grasp until I turned the very last page – resulting in a very late bedtime for me! I must confess I have always felt uncomfortable reading published true life stories of first person trauma, feeling somehow voyeuristic about reading them for my so-called ‘entertainment’. I was however much more comfortable with this, told not by the victim Joss, but from the point of view of her very caring foster mum, Cathy. Troubled teen [...]


    14. This is a non fiction account of what it is like to be a foster carer . The child specifically mentioned in this book is called Joss ( not her real name), her father commited suicide and her mother is now in a different relationship and this young girl is struggling with life in every way. Cathy talks about what it is like to foster while having other kids of her own to look after and protect their wellbeing . As each child she looks after is different there is no set guidebook to helping a chil [...]


    15. Aged nine Joss came home from school to discover her father's suicide. She's never gotten over it.This is the true story of Joss, 13 who is angry and out of control. At the age of nine, Joss finds her father’s dead body. He has committed suicide. Then her mother remarries and Joss bitterly resents her step-father who abuses her mentally and physically.Cathy takes Joss under her wing but will she ever be able to get through to the warm-hearted girl she sees glimpses of underneath the vehement o [...]


    16. It's a few years since I read a book by Cathy Glass, and when I saw this one, I really wanted to give it a read. I enjoy books like this occasionally in between all the crime books I read.I was lucky enough to get a review copy of this book. And I couldn't wait to start it.I enjoy the writing style of Cathy Glass, and the way the books are told. Honest and down to the point. This is by no doubt another fantastic book. I think the blurb about the book gives enough of what it is about and I don't [...]


    17. I really enjoyed this book and although I had read some Cathy Glass books it was a long time ago. I had forgotten what an extraordinary woman she is and the calmness that seems to prevail in her household.Joss came to stay with Cathy as a last resort after she had been the one to find her dad when he had comitted suicide and her mother had remarried. She had been to several foster homes but there was talk of a secure unit and Cathy just didn't think that would help Joss. The problem was that Jos [...]


    18. this is my first book of 2016, i am still a fun of Cathy's books. This is the story of Joss, a teenager who witnessed the suicide of her father. She got angry, and had dramatic changes in her behavior, lifestyle and her relationship with her mother. She was then taken into foster care, she came into Cathy's house, she was out of control during those days until when she revealed to Cathy that she suffered abuse from her stepfather who married her mother after her dad's suicide. Cathy took to righ [...]


    19. As always I look forward to Cathy Glass's latest reads and this book was no exception. Her Books are amazing and the stories are so gripping and truthful that it takes me no time at all to get through her books. Girl Alone is a about a girl called Jess who comes home from school one day to find her father has committed suicide. A few years later her mother moves on with her step-father who mentally abuses Jess. This book is about Jess learning to open up and deal with her grief for her fathers p [...]


    20. I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of this book and I would like to say thank you to lovereading for sending it to me. This is the second book I have read of Cathy Glass's and I can't believe some of the stories I have read so far. The poor children that have to go through these awful things at such a young age. It makes me feel sick. These books are so heart touching that I really do admire Cathy and the work that she does, She makes the child feel safe, and that they have a sense of be [...]


    21. I await each new Cathy Glass book eagerly, and she never disappoints.I enjoyed Joss's story as I have enjoyed all the others.There is something about the way Cathy writes, that has me up late at night, totally powerless to put the book down.I also enjoy checking Cathy's website for updates on the children I have read about.This is a really nice touch, as I feel I get to know these children through Cathy's books and it is good to get regular updates on their lives.So, when is the next book due ou [...]


    22. I was engrossed in this book. Could not put it down. Feel Cathy is a fabulous writer and keeps you in suspense of what happens next. I enjoy these realistic books. I felt towards the end the way it was written that Cathy still doubted Joss was telling the truth about her step father, it made me feel it had another twist coming and that maybe Joss had indeed made it up. The ending was nice and glad Joss remained in contact.


    23. Another inspiring story by caregiver Cathy Glass. She has an amazing way of making a difference in children that have been through so much abuse it makes me cringe. Cathy opens up her heart & her home , she is very patient , kind helping the children be at ease and opening up to talk about it all. Thanks Cathy for all you do to help these kids have a bright future .


    24. I've been an avid fan of Cathy Glass and her books for a very long time and am happy to say this is yet another sad but awe-inspiring story. Cathy deserves a knighthood for her fostering and ability to get through to even the most damaged kids. 5 stars without a doubt. thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the review copy in return of an honest review.


    25. I LOVE CATHY GLASS!!All her books are brilliant. this one just as good as the restn't wait for her next book. I own and have read all her books, and look perfect on my book shelf :) keep up the good work Cathy. I can't wait to re-read all your books again this Autumn. x


    26. No one really knows why a child acts the way they do.I This was one of the most heart wrenching books I have read. It shows how abuse is hidden and how the abused child reacts. I believe anyone thinking of entering the fostering field should read this and keep notes.



    27. EmotionalCathy is an amazing woman as her family are all aware but its great she's known to many.This book was moving.


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