The book blurb:
“Given Cameron Waters’ history of traumas in and outside of foster care, we believe he was acting in self-defense toward his foster parent’s abusive behaviors…We see a great potential of rehabilitation in him. He’s a good kid,” Garry argues. “Good kids don’t hit their foster parents and destroy other people’s property.” My stomach drops as I look down at my fingers, twitching like spiders, wishing they could climb up the walls and disappear. I don’t remember everything that happened. It was self-defense. Wasn’t it? He started beating on me first. Right? Would they believe that?
At what point does flight become fight? Cameron has reached his threshold. Will he run? Or will he fight back? On a journey of finding family, peace, and love, he must first learn to win the battle in his head.
My book review:
|Cameron’s story is a heart breaking tale of a foster kid who has been through 7 homes in 8 years all while suffering from PTSD. The story opens with him being sent to Juvie after a violent situation with his foster dad. His mother has passed away and his real dad has disappeared. He feels as though he will never have a new home again and every time someone begins to be kind to him or a situation seems like it could be hopeful he breaks down and cries because he is afraid to trust anyone. That is until he’s taken in by someone who truly seems to care about him. |
This is an excellent book and as always I am amazed at the research S.M. Holland has done for her books for the purpose of de-stigmatizing mental health. 10/10 stars
You can read Cameron’s Story here and connect with the author on Goodreads and Twitter!
Sounds like a great book. Harrowing to read I would imagine, but written well.
Yes you feel so bad for him and for kids in his position.
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