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Finding Stevie: A Dark Secret. a Child in Crisis.

Finding Stevie: A Dark Secret. a Child in Crisis.

The true story of Stevie, aged 14, who is struggling with his gender identity when he is fostered by Cathy after his erratic behaviour brought his caregivers up short.

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ISBN 9780008324292
Barcode 9780008324292
Published 21 February 2019 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Glass, Cathy
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ISBN-13 9780008324292
ISBN-10 0008324298
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins
Publication Date 21 February 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Glass, Cathy
Category True Stories Of Endurance & Survival
Adoption & Fostering
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 21mm
Weight 230g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Foster children - Great Britain, Social work with gender-nonconforming youth - Great Britain, Internet and children - Great Britain
NBS Text True Stories
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 362.733092
Catalogue Code 955594

Description of this Book

The true story of Stevie, aged 14, who is struggling with his gender identity when he is fostered by Cathy after his erratic behaviour brought his caregivers up short. When Cathy is told to expect Stevie, who is gender fluid, she isn't sure what the term means and looks it up online. Stevie and his two younger siblings, Liam and Kiri, have been brought up by their grandparents, as their mother is drug and alcohol dependent and in prison. As Stevie's behaviour grows more unstable, the grandparents can no longer cope and put him into care. As Stevie settles into life at Cathy's, he starts to attend school more often and his behaviour improves - things seem to be looking up. However, Cathy notices that he is spending an increasing amount of time in his room and on the internet. Soon enough, Stevie shuts himself off from the world around him. Silent and withdrawn, Cathy's unrelenting concern for Stevie's wellbeing leads her to discover the terrifying root of his behaviour... Lost Boy is a dark and poignant true story that highlights the dangers lurking online and the trouble the unknown can cause.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Cathy has been a foster carer for over 25 years, during which time she has looked after more than 100 children, of all ages and backgrounds. She has three teenage children of her own; one of whom was adopted after a long-term foster placement. The name Cathy Glass is a pseudonym. Cathy has written 18 books, including bestselling memoirs Damaged, Cut, and Will You Love Me?

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