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      Cruel to Be Kind: Saying no can save a child’s life
Cathy Glass

Cruel To Be Kind is the true story of Max, aged 6. He is fostered by Cathy while his mother is in hospital with complications from type 2 diabetes.Cruel To Be Kind is the true story of Max, aged 6. He is fostered by Cathy while his mother is in hospital with complications from type 2 diabetes. Fostering Max gets off to a bad start when his mother, Caz, complains and threatens Cathy even before Max has moved in. Cathy and her family are shocked when they first meet Max. But his social worker isn’t the only one in denial; his whole family are too.

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First published by HarperElement 2017

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Cover photograph © Iwona Podlasińska/Arcangel Images (boy, posed by a model)

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Source ISBN: 9780008252007

Ebook Edition © September 2017 ISBN: 9780008252021

Version: 2018-10-08

Contents

Cover (#u16adba35-fc5a-568e-875e-7257254431ea)

Title Page (#u0e62457f-22c6-51fd-b247-c07c7ec39a40)

Copyright (#ub9c7e189-468f-51fa-b52b-d9db5a9a4e2b)

Acknowledgements (#u7a40746a-51fd-548a-b1fb-20e95ce4e9bc)

Prologue (#ue75b33a3-c483-5fb6-87ea-03bf700031b2)

Chapter One: A Bad Start (#uaa966c08-594c-59b6-bad3-14c05ad2387c)

Chapter Two: Max (#u0888d7ce-1539-599a-b80b-7e30d8fbed50)

Chapter Three: Amazed (#ua55eb03b-6575-55c6-a237-0e59c7f1a03c)

Chapter Four: A Healthy Appetite? (#u91ed0a41-ddb1-59ce-8924-f5a9f2a8ef63)

Chapter Five: Restless Night (#ua4158263-cd33-56ce-8ba1-6290944c2320)

Chapter Six: Hostile (#u2c4ad0a1-015c-567e-acdb-b66bd84a7452)

Chapter Seven: Joining In (#uc039324d-b0c3-5bcc-a12e-cc47e0748e58)

Chapter Eight: Tears (#uc944b01e-ddae-51ca-996a-247484f12977)

Chapter Nine: Act of Defiance (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Ten: An Ally (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Eleven: Stressed (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Twelve: Vulnerable (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Thirteen: Dan (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Fourteen: First Review (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Fifteen: Meetings (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Sixteen: Strange, the Way Things Turn Out (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Seventeen: Abused Child (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Eighteen: Reporting Concerns (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Nineteen: When Will I See Mummy Again? (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Twenty: Comfort Eating (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Twenty-One: Unexpected Turn of Events (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Twenty-Two: Sea Otters Hold Hands (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Twenty-Three: Very Poorly (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Twenty-Four: Tell Max I Love Him (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Twenty-Five: Bittersweet (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Twenty-Six: Tragedy (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Twenty-Seven: Cruel to be Kind (#litres_trial_promo)

Suggested topics for reading-group discussion (#litres_trial_promo)

Exclusive sample chapter … (#litres_trial_promo)

Cathy Glass (#litres_trial_promo)

If you loved this book … (#litres_trial_promo)
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