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.
This is the story of Stevie who comes into Cathy’s care after his behaviour at home gets out of control. It seems like a straightforward case but it really will stun you what Stevie has been up to. Cathy and her family do their very best to help him and you really get a sense of what young people may or may not be going through today.
I received a ARC copy of this book for an honest review.
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