Just finished an amazing foster care memoir by Cathy glass.
This is her latest book, just released last week. Its called cruel to be kind.
This is Max’s story. Max was six when he came to live with Cathy. His mother was in hospital and he’d been left at home alone so was temporarily brought into care.
When Cathy first met him she got a shock because he was very obese. Much of the book centres on his obesity. He was six and weighed 119 pounds.
The book is sad in many places. His mother and sisters are also very obese. Throughout the book he goes on a diet but when he has contact at home he doesn’t stick to it, however he does lose some weight.
I’m not going to say exactly what happens in the book because I don’t want to give too much away but it is a very very good read, parts of the book are very sad and tragic but parts of it are also very uplifting.
The book is available on audible and in print and on kindle.
I couldn’t put it down once I started reading it. I was totally addicted as I am with all of Cathys books.
I will say the book has a very positive ending.