Book review-Broken by rosie Lewis

I’ve just finished this wonderful book by Rosie lewis, UK foster parent, it was an amazing read, a really good book.
Below I will put the book summary, along with my thoughts.

Summary

Nine-year-old Archie and his five-year-old sister, Bobbi, are taken into emergency police protective custody after an incident of domestic violence at their family home.

Rosie collects the children from their out-of-hours foster carer on New Year’s Day and instantly recognises Archie from a domestic violence workshop she helped with. Rosie remembers that when asked what he enjoyed most about the course, Archie said, ‘The biscuits’.

Social workers are concerned that Archie and Bobbi have been neglected. As Rosie gets to know the children, she begins to suspect that something far more disturbing lies in their past.

Archie, jovial and polite, bats away Rosie’s attempts to talk to him about anything serious with witty one-liners and sophisticated distractions. Bobbi reacts violently, lashing out and throwing herself around. Rosie has never seen a child as young a Bobbi behaving so viciously, but it is Archie she is most concerned about as the weeks go by.

After a worrying incident at school, Archie tearfully discloses the truth – a shocking secret that has left him and his sister traumatised. Horrified at what she learns, Rosie is determined to help the young siblings find a forever home that will provide them with the love and care they deserve.

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This book is a page turner. I literally couldn’t put it down. It has many twists and turns in it. I enjoy rosie’s style of writing. If you like Cathy glass, or Maggie Hartley, then you’ll enjoy this book. I wont spoil the ending but all I will say is it is not disappointing.

The book is available in paperback, on kindle, and from audible.

My book…broken

I’m really enjoying broken by rosie lewis. she’s a great writer. And I am finding the book to be so interesting. I like how Rosie employs therapeutic strategies with the children, despite only being their foster parent and not an actual therapist.

Its very interesting and I think what she does is so helpful and is really helping the kids. I have yet to find out what the actual traumas are that the kids have gone through, I’m not that far into the book though. I’m only 8 chapters in. Am about to start chapter 9.

I think Cathy Glass is always going to be my number one foster parent that writes books that I love, but Rosie Lewis is a close second. I’ve read all of her other books and loved each of them equally. She even adopted one of her foster kids, and wrote about her in another book called taken.

I don’t think I’ll read any more tonight, well I am saying that now, but if I don’t sleep some time soon I may just pick up my book again and read some more until I am tired enough to fall asleep. I don’t want to read too much though what happens me is I tend to get hooked and then I cant put the book down.

Anyway all that to say I am loving my current book and I cant wait to do a review once I am done reading it.

 

Book review: Did you hear me crying? By Cassie Moore

I just finished this book. I thought it was a very good book, very sad though, and very graphic in places, so if your triggered by talk of abuse or details about abuse and acts of violence, then this book might not be for you.
Cassie grew up in ireland. She survived physical, sexual and emotional abuse at the hands of her stepdad and her mother. At just 16 she was sold into marriage by them.
I wont spoil the rest of the book, but it was a page turner, thats for sure.
the book is available on kindle, on audible, and in paperback.
Book description is below.

Author: Cassie Moore
Title: Did you hear me crying?

In this shocking memoir, Cassie Moore gives a very open and honest description of how she suffered and survived a lifetime of abuse. She describes the sexual, physical and emotional abuse she suffered at the hands of her stepfather and mother, who then sold her into marriage at the age of 16; the heartbreak she suffered when she naively left her 22 month old baby behind when she fled to London with the man she fell in love with, only to be abused by him for a further 23 years; the self-loathing, depression and despair she felt during those lonely years; and the enormous sacrifices she had to make to save herself and start a new life.

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My friend

So my friend norma visited me tonight. She only stayed for an hour but it was nice to see her. She wanted me to put a new book on her phone for her. I gave her a Rosie Lewis book, called broken. Rosie Lewis is a UK foster parent writing about her foster kids. Her books are really good. Me and my friend spent the hour she was here chatting. She caught me up on all of her news. I’ll be seeing her again on Tuesday though as I’m doing a training session with her on how to use her I phone on tuesday evening. The taxi was delayed dropping her off to my house, they couldnt find where she was living. Funny that as she always uses that company. They knew where I lived though, so thankfully I didnt have to give them directions asI am no good at doing that.

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