Losing Control

Written by Henrietta Bond
Price: £8.95
Publisher: BAAF
Publication date: 2012
ISBN: 978 1 907585 50 0
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About the book

Independent living, work and education, relationships, prejudice, bullying and the dangers of social networking – just some of the challenges facing 18-year-old ‘control freak’ Holly Richards. How will she cope? And can she stay in control when everyday life descends into chaos?

After leaving care Holly just wants to concentrate on being a student. So why do all the men she knows want to make her life so complicated?

Whether it’s her little brother, Ryan, threatened by Facebook bullies, a “rock star” boyfriend who’s attracting way too much interest from the girls, an employer who thinks anyone in care is a criminal or arrogant Spider Boy, who fascinates as much as he repels her, there’s plenty of hassle to keep Holly on her toes. No wonder she feels her life is spiralling out of control!

This sequel to the highly successful Control Freak is fast-paced, entertaining and moving – all the way through to the sudden, shocking ending. Losing Control is a must-have read for young people living in and leaving care. It will also appeal to social workers and all those connected with the care system, as well as more general readers. It is intended for young adults and may not be suitable for readers under the age of 13.

The author

Henrietta Bond is a freelance journalist specialising in child care issues. She has written several titles for us including Control Freak (2010), Ten Top Tips for Preparing Care Leavers (2008) and Ten Top Tips for Managing Contact (2007).

Special offer: buy all three books for just £15.00 (usual price £26.85).