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

Narrated by: Denica Fairman
Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
5 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Finding Stevie is a dark and poignant true story that highlights the dangers lurking on online.

When Stevie’s social worker tells Cathy, an experienced foster carer, that Stevie, 14, is gender fluid she isn’t sure what that term means and looks it up.

Stevie, together with his younger brother and sister, have been brought up by their grandparents, as their mother is in prison. But the grandparents can no longer cope with Stevie’s behaviour, so they place him in care.

Stevie is exploring his gender identity, and like many young people he spends time online. Cathy warns him about the dangers of talking to strangers online and advises him how to stay safe. When his younger siblings tell their grandmother that they have a secret they can’t tell, Cathy is worried. However, nothing could have prepared her for the truth when Stevie finally breaks down and confesses what he’s done.

©2019 Cathy Glass (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • SushisArmy
  • 18-04-2019

gender fluidity and teenage angst

another great read by Cathy. Once again she shows us a child who is lost and becomes their light to find their way. Stevie was lucky to have you in his corner every step of the way. with your expertise and professionalism, you not only saved him, but his family too :) strong work!

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  • Sean Jagodzinski
  • 15-04-2019

Good not great

Another fine story from Cathy Glass, although certainty not my favorite. There just wasn't as much to it as the others I have read. I love how selfless, accepting, and wise she is and enjoy how she has grown as a person in this and other books that took place in her later fostering years. Recommended for Cathy Glass fans but if it's your first book by her I'd start somewhere else.

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  • fi Anderson
  • 09-04-2019

Education and true to life

A unique account in the Cathy Glass series that is both emotive and educational. A good read!

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  • Kellyanne
  • 27-03-2019

Gripping!

Fantastic, brilliantly read and informative without going over the top with un necessary details which detract from the story.
Am already hunting for my next Cathy Glass story! Kept me intrigued with a few heart in mouth moments, the characters and voices really helped make this a wonderful listen.

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  • Moya francis
  • 12-03-2019

Very interesting and shocking

Avid reader of Cathy Glass and this was quite a shocking story but so well told. Love the narrator as always!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-03-2019

another gripping story

another true and sensitive story by Cathy. amazing woman with a great talent to help children in need and being so supportive. well done I just started reading last night and just finished within 1 day .. love Cathy xxx

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-03-2019

wow

I found my self shouting at the book (Cathy) for not noticing the signs, exceptional book. I haven't connected to a book like this since 'a child called it' by the amazing Dave Pelzer. Keep them coming Cathy, read and listened to most of your books :)

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  • Diane Mayoss
  • 04-03-2019

Finding Stevie.

Another brilliant audiobook by Cathy Glass, I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to the story and yet again I would highly recommend this to everyone. Thank you Cathy Glass
Regards
Diane Mayoss

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  • Heather Skinner
  • 02-03-2019

SHOCKINGLY DREADFUL NARRATOR

I am sure this story is very good... HOWEVER, … The narration is mind numbingly dreadful, her voice drones, is patronising and utterly destroys the story when she tries to change to different characters…. With a decent narrator perhaps I could have listened past chapter 7, I tried very hard to keep going but it is TRULY ABYSMAL narration....

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  • Mrs. H. M. Rankin
  • 27-02-2019

Great book

I think this is a great book but at some points I was like oh no I would not want him in my house but then towards the end you realise what has happened to him and just wanted to give him a cuddle and say everything will be ok.

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  • Clare Cronin
  • 25-02-2019

Finding Stevie

I’ve read every book by Cathy Glass and hope she continues to write more for many years to come. Thoroughly enjoyed this book and learnt a lot. Highly recommended!

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  • ian mcnamara
  • 23-02-2019

Another fantastic offering.

Another really great book by this author. Enjoy all of her books. The subject was very delecate but she handled it really well. The story of Stevie really brings home how important it is to keep yourself safe online and how vital it is to make sure your children are safe also.