The Boy No One Loved by Casey Watson

The Boy No One Loved

By Casey Watson

  • Release Date: 2011-10-13
  • Genre: Biography
Score: 4.5
From 143 Ratings
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Sunday Times bestselling author and foster carer Casey Watson’s first heartbreaking memoir.

Justin was five years old; his brothers two and three. Their mother, a heroin addict, had left them alone again. Later that day, after trying to burn down the family home, Justin was taken into care.

Justin was taken into care at the age of five after deliberately burning down his family home. Six years on, after 20 failed placements, Justin arrives at Casey’s home. Casey and her husband Mike are specialist foster carers. They practice a new style of foster care that focuses on modifying the behaviour of profoundly damaged children. They are Justin’s last hope, and it quickly becomes clear that they are facing a big challenge.

Try as they might to make him welcome, he seems determined to strip his life of all the comforts they bring him, violently lashing out at schoolmates and family and throwing any affection they offer him back in their faces. After a childhood filled with hurt and rejection, Justin simply doesn’t want to know. But, as it soon emerges, this is only the tip of a chilling iceberg.

A visit to Justin’s mother on Boxing Day reveals that there are some very dark underlying problems that Justin has never spoken about. As the full picture becomes clearer, and the horrific truth of Justin’s early life is revealed, Casey and her family finally start to understand the pain he has suffered…

Includes a sample chapter of Crying for Help.

About the author

Casey Watson is a specialist foster carer. She has been working in this field for eleven 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.


  • The boy no one loved

    By Bemeup
    Sad and lovely all in one
  • Definite read

    By naomi courtney
    Really enjoyed this book got me hooked straight away and read it within the day. Not my normal type of book but I really enjoyed it.
  • The boy that no one loved!

    By Danielle Hibberd
    What a great book! Only took me a week to read on my holiday. Would recommend it to anyone. The second book is also great!!
  • Miss

    By Princessej
    Great book once I started reading it I could not put it down. Would recommend
  • Touching story

    By Bookoholic UK
    An amazing and touching read. Great author and inspirational person. I literally couldn't put the book down. Downloaded the next one before I was half way through this one. Can't wait to get stuck into it. 5 out of 5 outstanding.
  • The boy no one loved

    By Teapot80
    Wot a brilliant book
  • Boy noone loved

    By Crossitch
    Lovely book to read
  • Such an inspiring read.

    By Trouble_1990
    This book has to be the most inspirational book I have ever read (and I've read my fair share of books!!). 'Casey' and 'Mike' have the exact hopes, wishes and motivation to change troubled children's lives that I have myself. They deserve a medal for their work! I'd recommend this book to anyone, as long as they have a strong mind. It's not for the emotionally weak. Poor kid.
  • Brilliant

    By Miss mccarthy
    It took only a couple of pages to get into this book but I though it was a brilliant read.
  • Excellent book

    By Samr87
    Would highly recommend