The Runaway Girl: A Beautiful Girl. Trafficked for Sex. Is There Nowhere to Hide? by Casey Watson (Paperback, 2016)
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- DescriptionFourteen-year-old Adrianna arrives on Casey's doorstep with possessions, English, and explanation. It will be a few weeks before Casey starts getting the shocking answers to her questions...Brought to Casey as a short-term emergency placement, fourteen-year-old Adrianna arrives with thing but her gratitude. Having 'turned herself in' to a social services office some hundred miles away, she has possessions, English and, apparently, history - t that she's willing to share, anyway. She is a beautiful young Polish girl, with the bearing of a ballerina, but is terrified, malurished and unwell. And, having slept rough for some time (the little they do kw about her) she spends much of her first days with Watsons asleep in bed. Growing concerned about Adrianna's wellbeing, and her persistent high temperature, Casey decides to call in the GP. But, to her surprise, Adrianna becomes almost hysterical about being examined and, given her refusal to talk - even via the interpreter they've brought in for her - Casey's fostering antennae begin twitching. Where has she come from? And why is she so terrified to be touched? What has happened to make her so ill and scared? It will be a few weeks before Casey starts getting answers to these questions. Shocking answers; ones that throw up a whole host of new questions and the beginnings of a journey to find justice for Adrianna, and, more importantly, a future, and a home...
- Author BiographyCasey Watson, who writes under a pseudonym, is a specialist foster carer. She and her husband, Mike, look after children who are particularly troubled or damaged by their past. Before becoming a foster carer Casey was a behaviour manager for her local comprehensive school.
- Author(s)Casey Watson
- PublisherHarperCollins Publishers
- Date of Publication20/10/2016
- SubjectAutobiography: General
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintHarper Element
- Weight210 g
- Width130 mm
- Height197 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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