Saving Nia by G.B. Jones

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"In this compelling novel, the author tackles the complex problems of the foster care system through the story of Nia and her family. The writing here is spot-on, capturing the characters’ plight in a way that is both touching and heartbreaking. The book is not without flaws, and readers may find it frustrating to keep track of all family members."
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Saving Nia is a novel based on real life events of children who have been placed in foster care due to a determination that they were being abused or neglect by their parent or caretaker. In this novel the impact of removing children from their homes is unreservedly viewed from the child's perspective. Nia, the main character, suffers severe emotional trauma following her sudden removal from the only mother she had known, her foster mother, who raised her since infancy. At the age of six, Nia is placed into the home of her biological family whose treatment of her is shockingly abusive. Nia builds a barrier around herself as a way of preserving memories of her mother. As she moves into adolescence and struggles with her sanity, she embarks on a dangerous journey to find and be reunited with her "mother."
 

About G.B. Jones

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G.B. Jones has worked as a social worker for over twenty years with child welfare agencies. The many heart breaking outcomes experienced by children in the foster care system inspired the novelist to write this book. The author continues to advocate for the rights of foster children. Her work is to ensure that the child's desire concerning who they want to live with greatly influences home placement decisions.
 
Published October 6, 2015 by AuthorHouse. 318 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Dec 28 2015

"In this compelling novel, the author tackles the complex problems of the foster care system through the story of Nia and her family. The writing here is spot-on, capturing the characters’ plight in a way that is both touching and heartbreaking. The book is not without flaws, and readers may find it frustrating to keep track of all family members."

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