Home by Kate Hughes. Review 

Kate contacted me recently through my website to ask if I’d like to review Home. The storyline interested me so I agreed and I’m glad I did! 

Home should be where you feel safe right? But not for Sophie. Sophie lives in fear in her own home, fear of and for her own child. 

Rosie has severe autism, in what seemed like only days she changed from a loving, well developed toddler to the violent twelve year old she is now. 

As things begin to get progressively worse, Sophie has to make one of the hardest decisions of her life, and it’s not one that everyone agrees with. Sophie makes a call to social services and asks them to take her daughter away. 

The characters in this book are really human and relatable. There’s no pretence of perfection, Sophie is an honest, hard working mum who isn’t afraid to admit that she can’t cope. 

I would recommend this book to anyone who has an autistic child, knows someone with an autistic child or just wants to learn more about autism. 

This story is honest and doesn’t hold back on the brutal truth. It makes you question what you would do in that position. Not whether Sophie’s decisions are right but whether in her position you could make that decision yourself. 


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