The Child Bride

The Child Bride

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Tells the shocking story of Zeena, a young Asian girl desperate to escape from her family. When 14 -year-old Zeena begs to be taken into care with a non-Asian family, she is clearly petrified. But of what? Placed in the home of experienced foster carer Cathy and her family, Zeena gradually settles into her new life, but misses her little brothers and sisters terribly. Prevented from having any contact with them by her family who insist she has brought shame and dishonour on the whole community, Zeena tries to see them at school. But when her father and uncle find out, they bundle her into a car and threaten to set fire to her if she makes anymore trouble. Zeena is too frightened to press charges against them despite being offered police protection in a safe house. Eventually, Cathy discovers the devastating truth from Zeena, and with devastation she believes there is little she can do to help her.
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ISBN: 9780007590018
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OLATHEAllisonB Jun 22, 2018

This memoir tells the dramatic and harrowing true story of Zeena (name changed for her protection), who put herself in foster care out of fear for her life. It's a pageturning thriller with plenty of heartbreaking details that seem unreal, yet are all too real for many young women in the developing world. Glass is a master at recreating dialogue and building tension, and her fondness and compassion for Zeena comes through on every page. A rewarding read for those who enjoy true crime, as well as those who love stories of redemption and transformation.


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