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  1. says:

    The heart breaking tale of a family and the little boy they fostered for two years Written candidly by his foster mother her love for this troubled and troublesome child shines through every word and even knowing the shattering end you still cannot help but hope that things will turn out all right It highlights also with some controversy the problems of dealing with CYF although it also endeavours to point out the trials that they must face One's heart cannot help but go out to Karen and her family and even to James although one cannot help but draw parallels between this and We Need to Talk about Kevin and realise that despite her misgivings Karen made the right decision for her familyYes I am aware WNtTaK is a fiction and this is fact


  2. says:

    March 2015 Book Club Read Heartbreaking read of a family who try to integrate a broken child into their home I loved Karen's honesty in writing about her own reactions to James' behaviour Could not help but think of how much it reminded me of We need to talk about Kevin What hope for this child and the scores of others like him?


  3. says:

    I have to say at the start that the author made a negative comment on page 19 about a man who was fighting back tears saying that she and her husband are straight shooting 'say it like it is' types then on page 20 she herself is doing everything she can not to collapse in tears That made me unsympathetic However I uickly changed my opinion as Karen and Mark were mucked about by CYFS which seems to have immovable rules when it comes to certain things but a total lack of guidelines and no transparency and policies that change with the changing staff The book is less about that though than about the little boy they took into their family but eventually had to return to State care They grew to love him deeply and were heartbroken when they realised they were putting their other children at risk by having him remain I have also experienced an inability to believe that the lovely charming person we have bonded with is actually a person with an incurable mental illness I like Karen have done over and over the looking for all the good in a person for convincing ourselves that the good will prevail if we only show unconditional love if we only model the right behaviour if only But it comes to the time when you stop making excusesWhat a story I leave it with no illusions about the boy James Karen at the time of writing still seemed to think that something terrible must have happened to him before they took him in as a foster child but some kids are just born psychopaths I leave the book however with a horror This child lives in my country uite possibly in my city and I wonder what he is going to grow into


  4. says:

    Mixed feels Initially I didn't like the book at all it was very privileged in its world view and uite ethnocentric I was consistently nagged throughout reading it that it was a social experiment motivated by a desire to document and produce a book from the experience rather than about the child therefore found the behaviours that made for the 'Lets talk about Kevin' plot reveal rather contrived and I still don't entirely believe they aren't exaggerated for the book I wish I cared as I'd fact check better and look the claims deeper but I don't I did watch the seven sharp article about them which made the author seem a little real and real but the written book alone did her no favours I feel bad for the child that they have been spotlighted in such a way They will read this book and they will know its them and that's a horrible thing to do to a child document their social failings in such a public way and paint them as a system created sociopath in the making What a legacy


  5. says:

    A jarring true story of courage and heartache I feel a lot of admiration for people who foster children particularly in cases like this but also sadness for when things don't turn out the way everyone would hope It's so sad that children go through this and have been given such a lack of hopechance in life by being failed by the people who are supposed to give them a great start in lifeNot the kind of book I would normally read but i enjoyed itMy rating 35


  6. says:

    Such a sad story you know from the start that it is not going to end well A couple of issues with narration eg it is told in the present tense and a couple of times it jarringly changes into diary mode the social worker visited today etc but compelling stuff A reality check for those on the outside of the fostering system


  7. says:

    Not amazing writing but a heartfelt and honest story that is so sad Filled with admiration for the brave author Also filled with despair at the incompetence of CYF now Oranga Tamariki and the unsupported plight of foster parents who are denied background information about foster children and the lack of communication and therapeutic intervention Depressing and worrying


  8. says:

    Very moving tale of when a system fails a young child and those who are charged with the responsibility of looking after him


  9. says:

    Excellent book great read


  10. says:

    WOW what can I say what a book


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Another Mothers Love

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Amily services James arrived with nothing other than the clothes he was wearing supposedly for just a short term stay But what followed were two turbulent years as Karen and Mark attempted to parent a very troubled young boy'Another Mother' A jarring true story of courage and heartache I feel a lot of admiration for people who foster children particularly in cases like this but also sadness for when things don't turn out the way everyone would hope It's so sad that children go through this and have been given such a lack of hopechance in life by being failed by the people who are supposed to give them a great start in lifeNot the kind of book I would normally read but i enjoyed itMy rating 35 The Turning in cases like this but also sadness for when things don't turn out the way everyone would hope It's so sad that children go through this and have been given such a lack of hopechance Slings and Arrows in life by being failed by the people who are supposed to give them a great start Hapishane Defterleri in lifeNot the kind of book I would normally read but Antígona i enjoyed Daisy's Long Road Home itMy rating 35

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S Love' is a heart wrenching account of a mother's attempt to nurture her foster child with unconditional love and kindness However is love enough? Karen and Mark faced a harrowing decision – to give up James or risk their family's future Not amazing writing but a heartfelt and honest story that is so sad Filled with admiration for the brave author Also filled with despair at the incompetence of CYF now Oranga Tamariki and the unsupported plight of foster parents who are denied background information about foster children and the lack of communication and therapeutic intervention Depressing and worrying Hapishane Defterleri is a heart wrenching account of a mother's attempt to nurture her foster child with unconditional love and kindness However Antígona is love enough? Karen and Mark faced a harrowing decision – to give up James or risk their family's future Not amazing writing but a heartfelt and honest story that Daisy's Long Road Home is so sad Filled with admiration for the brave author Also filled with despair at the ジャッカス! ~触っていいって誰が言ったよ?~ [Jackass! - Sawatte Ii tte Dare ga Itta yo?] incompetence of CYF now Oranga Tamariki and the unsupported plight of foster parents who are denied background Leonidas of Sparta: A Heroic King information about foster children and the lack of communication and therapeutic Il mondo nuovo - Ritorno al mondo nuovo intervention Depressing and worrying

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A moving story of one family's attempt to make a differenceIn 2011 Karen Scott and Mark Finlay and their six children opened their home and hearts to a sad skinny five year old boy who was placed with them by New Zealand's Child Youth and F March 2015 Book Club Read Heartbreaking read of a family who try to integrate a broken child into their home I loved Karen's honesty in writing about her own reactions to James' behaviour Could not help but think of how much it reminded me of We need to talk about Kevin What hope for this child and the scores of others like him?