The fifteenth fostering memoir by Cathy Glass.
Danny was petrified and clung to me in desperation as I carried him to my car. Trapped in his own dark world, he couldn't understand why his parents no longer loved or wanted him, and were sending him away.
While Danny’s parents have everything they could wish for in material terms, they are unable to care for their only child....more
This was my first Cathy Glass book and I decided to research her before reading and found her story very interesting. I started reading Saving Danny yesterday evening and finished it this morning. I found myself especially intrigued by Danny's story, probably because I have my own experiences with autism and found myself empathising with some of Danny's behaviour. The only thing that annoyed me is that it felt like the word "meticulously" appeared on ...more
This is the story of Danny, who comes into care under a voluntary care order as his parents cannot cope with his learning difficulties. Danny finds it difficult to communicate, except with his best friend and rabbit, George.
Cathy Glass is not the most technically talented of writers. Her prose is quite bland and sometimes filled with ...more
I hated Danny's parents for much of the book(vi ...more
Enjoyed this just like I've enjoyed all other books by Cathy Glass, It was again heart warming and emotional.
Saving Danny skips back a few years so anyone wanting to read the books in chronological order you need to read this nearer to the beginning.
well done cathy another great read
Once you start reading this book you won't want to put it down. having an autistic son myself I can really relate to this book.
Very sad at times but with a happy ending, I like the way Danni’s parents shadowed Cathy looking after him for a better understanding of their son and to learn the best ways to cope with his meltdowns.
Cathy always seems to have the answers/strategies to ensure these children have a happy experience in her care. 🌟
This story gave such insight into the struggles of a young boy and his beautiful bond with his pet. It was such a moving story and Cathy's ability to connect with him and understand him is truly wonderful. The storyline about Danny's father made me cry and made my heartsing. Truly wonderful read.
I found this book to be frustrating, It felt like exploitation of a child's misfortune and a way for the author to show the world how selfless she is. Came across more self serving than anything.
Her work is strongly identified with both the True Life Stories and Inspirational Memoirs genres, and she has also written a parenting guide to bringing up children, Happy Kids, and a novel, The Girl in the Mirror, based on a true story.
Glass has worked as a foster career for more than 20 years, during which time she ha ...more