Cruel to be Kind by Cathy Glass

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Read the latest heart-breaking true story by inspirational foster carer Cathy Glass.

We have seven reading group sets to giveaway. Once your reading group has read it, we’d love you to tweet us at @HarperNonFic to let us know what you thought, and Cathy is @CathyGlassUK.

About the book

Saying ‘No’ can save a child’s life…

Cruel To Be Kind is the true story of Max, aged 6, who 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 complains and threatens Cathy even before Max has moved in, and when Max arrives it becomes clear that there are other issues at hand…

Cathy and her family are shocked to realise that Max is chronically obese, something which his social worker had failed to mention. And it’s not just his social worker that’s in denial, Max’s whole family are too. Can Cathy help Max to improve his lifestyle and health whilst he is in her care?

Experienced foster carer and author, Cathy Glass, has welcomed over a hundred children into her home over her 25 years of experience. Her latest story Cruel to be Kind invites thought and discussion on a variety of issues, ranging from the foster care system, to tackling obesity and healthy eating with sensitivity.

Closing date: 21 August

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