I lived in the same foster home as Andy did. It was a loving and generous family. Andy had warped views of why he was in foster care. Lashing out at those trying to help him and seeing his sick, drug using mother, who had failed him, as part of his dream of the perfect childhood he wished he had.
Please be careful when reading this book. It is written of a tragic little boy who's mentally ill mother implanted unrealistic dreams in him that caused him to see malice where there was none and abuse where there was generosity and love.
Many of the incidents related of his foster care experience are grossly warped or completely false. There are many loving families like the one that did all that they could to nurtured Andy that are volunteering their time, energy and home that are being vilified because a few bad instances. For the few biological or foster parents that neglect, endanger or abuse their children there are thousands that are doing heroic and marvelous good.