Too Hurt to Stay: The True Story of a Troubled Boy?s Desperate Search for a Loving Home

4.32 avg rating
( 689 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780007436620: Too Hurt to Stay: The True Story of a Troubled Boy?s Desperate Search for a Loving Home

The fourth title from Sunday Times bestselling author Casey Watson.

Eight-year-old Spencer takes himself to social services and demands to be taken into care. It’s a desperate act, a cry for help, but his parent’s reaction – good riddance – speaks volumes. Casey’s hackles are immediately up for this poor child.

Spencer is the middle child of four siblings. His parents claim all their other kids are ‘normal’ and that Spencer was born ‘vicious and evil’. Casey and her family are disgusted – kids aren’t born evil, they get damaged. Although when vigilante neighbours start to take action and their landlord threatens eviction, Casey is stretched to the limits, trying desperately to hold on to this boy who causes so much pain and destruction.

Casey is determined to try and understand what Spencer is going through and help him find the loving home he is so desperately searching for. But it’s only when Spencer’s mother gets in touch with social services for the first time that gradually everything starts to make sense.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Casey Watson is a specialist foster carer. She has been working in this field for six years after giving up her position as a behaviour manager for a local school. During this time she has welcomed 14 difficult to place children into her home.

As a specialist foster carer she works with profoundly damaged children, seeing each child through a specific behavioural modification programme, at the end of which they will hopefully be in the position to be returned either back to their family or into mainstream foster care.

Casey combines fostering with writing, usually late at night when the rest of the family is sleeping.

Casey is married with two grown-up children and three grandchildren.

The name Casey Watson is a pseudonym.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Watson, Casey
Published by Harper Element
ISBN 10: 0007436629 ISBN 13: 9780007436620
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Orion Tech
(Grand Prairie, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Element. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0007436629 . Bookseller Inventory # HGT5229RJCM111816H0628P

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 5.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Watson, Casey
Published by Harper Element (2012)
ISBN 10: 0007436629 ISBN 13: 9780007436620
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Dionysos Books
(Arabi, LA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Element, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New item. May have light shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # 160819668

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 6.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Casey Watson
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (2013)
ISBN 10: 0007436629 ISBN 13: 9780007436620
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 196 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The fourth title from Sunday Times bestselling author Casey Watson. Eight-year-old Spencer takes himself to social services and demands to be taken into care. It s a desperate act, a cry for help, but his parent s reaction - good riddance - speaks volumes. Casey s hackles are immediately up for this poor child. Spencer is the middle child of four siblings. His parents claim all their other kids are normal and that Spencer was born vicious and evil . Casey and her family are disgusted - kids aren t born evil, they get damaged. Although when vigilante neighbours start to take action and their landlord threatens eviction, Casey is stretched to the limits, trying desperately to hold on to this boy who causes so much pain and destruction. Casey is determined to try and understand what Spencer is going through and help him find the loving home he is so desperately searching for. But it s only when Spencer s mother gets in touch with social services for the first time that gradually everything starts to make sense. Bookseller Inventory # AA89780007436620

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Casey Watson
ISBN 10: 0007436629 ISBN 13: 9780007436620
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800074366200000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.72
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Casey Watson
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (2013)
ISBN 10: 0007436629 ISBN 13: 9780007436620
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 196 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The fourth title from Sunday Times bestselling author Casey Watson. Eight-year-old Spencer takes himself to social services and demands to be taken into care. It s a desperate act, a cry for help, but his parent s reaction - good riddance - speaks volumes. Casey s hackles are immediately up for this poor child. Spencer is the middle child of four siblings. His parents claim all their other kids are normal and that Spencer was born vicious and evil . Casey and her family are disgusted - kids aren t born evil, they get damaged. Although when vigilante neighbours start to take action and their landlord threatens eviction, Casey is stretched to the limits, trying desperately to hold on to this boy who causes so much pain and destruction. Casey is determined to try and understand what Spencer is going through and help him find the loving home he is so desperately searching for. But it s only when Spencer s mother gets in touch with social services for the first time that gradually everything starts to make sense. Bookseller Inventory # AA89780007436620

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Watson, Casey
ISBN 10: 0007436629 ISBN 13: 9780007436620
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2013. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # KB-9780007436620

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 5.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Watson, Casey
ISBN 10: 0007436629 ISBN 13: 9780007436620
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2013. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780007436620

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 6.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Watson, Casey
Published by Harper Collins 2012-10-11 (2012)
ISBN 10: 0007436629 ISBN 13: 9780007436620
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller
BookOutlet
(Thorold, ON, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Collins 2012-10-11, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. Publisher overstock, may contain remainder mark on edge. Bookseller Inventory # 9780007436620B

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 4.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Watson, Casey
Published by Harper Element (2012)
ISBN 10: 0007436629 ISBN 13: 9780007436620
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Element, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 0007436629

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Casey Watson
Published by HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0007436629 ISBN 13: 9780007436620
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Too Hurt to Stay: The True Story of a Troubled Boy's Desperate Search for a Loving Home, Casey Watson, The fourth title from Sunday Times bestselling author Casey Watson. Eight-year-old Spencer takes himself to social services and demands to be taken into care. It's a desperate act, a cry for help, but his parent's reaction - good riddance - speaks volumes. Casey's hackles are immediately up for this poor child. Spencer is the middle child of four siblings. His parents claim all their other kids are 'normal' and that Spencer was born 'vicious and evil'. Casey and her family are disgusted - kids aren't born evil, they get damaged. Although when vigilante neighbours start to take action and their landlord threatens eviction, Casey is stretched to the limits, trying desperately to hold on to this boy who causes so much pain and destruction. Casey is determined to try and understand what Spencer is going through and help him find the loving home he is so desperately searching for. But it's only when Spencer's mother gets in touch with social services for the first time that gradually everything starts to make sense. Bookseller Inventory # B9780007436620

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 4.20
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.68
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book