Ghost Girl

Ghost GirlJadie Never Spoke She Never Laughed, Or Cried, Or Uttered Any Sound Despite Efforts To Reach Her, Jadie Remained Locked In Her Own Troubled World Until One Remarkable Teacher Persuaded Her To Break Her Self Imposed Silence Nothing In All Of Torey Hayden S Experience Could Have Prepared Her For The Shock Of What Jadie Told Her A Story Too Horrendous For Torey S Professional Colleagues To Acknowledge Yet A Little Girl Was Living In A Nightmare, And Torey Hayden Responded In The Only Way She Knew How With Courage, Compassion, And Dedication Demonstrating Once Again The Tremendous Power Of Love And The Relilience Of The Human Spirit This book is gripping and heartwrenching It is a story that I just had to finish once I started, and I read the entire book in one sitting But once I finished the book, I almost wished I hadn t read it There are some very grapic and disturbing images in this book It made me feel bad to even let my mind wander to these kinds of places The very sad thing about this book is that it is a true story And whether you believe Jadie truly experienced these things or not, I really do believe she experienced what she said she did at least to some extent No little child could simply make up the kinds of things Jadie recalls That is why at the end of the book, while the author makes no concrete statement as to whether Jadie s experiences were 100% true, I believe they did happen to her Maybe every detail was not recalled entirely accurately, but there is a lot of evil in this worldand I don t take that for granted I also think that if a child acted the way Jadie did in this day and age, a lotpeople would suspect abuse It seemed like all her teachers and even the psychologist simply believe Jadie was just a messed up kid How sad Proceed with caution with this book, it is extremely disturbing to those who are sensitive to such matters and especially if you are a spiritual person. Humano Demasiado DesumanoJadie mais um caso de mutismo Mais um caso duma jovem que em resposta a maus tratos infringidos, se encerra em si mesma, num mundo concha.Maus tratos Maus tratos ser um eufemismo incapaz de fazer jus aos abusos que a vitimaram O que nos contam s o Horrores Pavores inimagin veis Cenas que saltaram dum thriller de terror para a tela real Custa aceitar que seres t o abjectos, capazes de tamanhas atrocidades, perten am mesma esp cie de Jesus Cristo, Pit goras, Madre Teresa de Calcut , Nelson Mandela, e outros afins Ser poss vel consider los humanos Membros da mesma Humanidade que nos inclui caso para perguntar Em simult neo com o relato de todo o trabalho investido por Torey na recupera o de Jadie, Uma Crian a Em Perigo , envolve nos numa visita guiada pelos sinistros ramais da DES humanidade Conclu da a sua leitura resta nos implorar por mais Toreys.Se aberra es desta estirpe abundam por a , ent o todas as potenciais Toreys ser o teis e agradecem se Uma Crian a Em Perigo uma hist ria real e revoltante A quem interessar, aconselho a sua leitura num dia de lazer, pois uma vez iniciada ser quase imposs vel interromp la DNF spoiler alert for the first half of the book This is the second book that I ve read by Torey Hayden, and I think it will be the last.It s well written and easy to read, as far as the writing style goes, but that s the only good thing I have to say.As for the story itself, I don t believe a word of it.Jadie, the central character in this story, suffers from selective mutism, but only at school For years, teachers and the school psychologist have been trying to get her to speak, with no success Torey Hayden, the new teacher at the school, and in charge of the small class of special needs children, has her speaking before the end of her first day Really Reuben, a nine year old boy suffering from autism, went to use the toilet Some little time later Reuben was heard crying, and when the toilet door was unlocked Jadie was sitting on the toilet, her dress hiked up around her waist and her underpants around her ankles Reuben, standing in front of her, his overalls down, was howling pathetically as Jadie clutched his penis Jadie ran off, and when Rueuben finally removed his own hand from his penis, it was red and swollen, with human teeth marks.SooooTorey explained and apologized to Rueben s nanny, who d come to pick him up after school Turning a whimpering Reuben over to his nanny, I explained briefly what had happened and apologized profusely His parents could phone me, I said, if they wished to discuss the matter further, and I gave my home telephone number She didn t see the need to speak to the parents herself And the parents didn t contact her, or the Headmaster Their autistic son is upset, with bite marks on his penis, and they say nothing There is another incident involving Jadie, Jeremiah and a male puppy, which I won t relate here Suffice it to say that I m extremely broad minded and nothing much shocks me But this did I was also dumbfounded Torey spoke briefly with Jadie about the incident, and then related what happened to the school psychologist They suspect sexual abuse but decided they needed concrete evidence, so they did nothing Again, really Two similar incidents, one involving a male puppy, where Jadie is overheard telling Jeremiah that she knows how to suck milk out of a penis, and the school psychologist doesn t even speak with Jadie Jeremiah, an eight year old boy of Sioux heritage, is quite a handful He s often aggressive and constantly uses foul language, including the f word, not only at the other students, but also the teaching staff No attempt is ever made to correct this In fact, no one even blinks an eye, even when he s trying to teach Rueben to say f.Jeremiah doesn t have learning disabilities His pugnacious behavior was so extreme, his mouth so foul that the parents in his previous school had banded together to keep him from returning, even with resource help So he d ended up here in a last ditch attempt to save him from custodial detention So they place him in a special needs class where he s allowed to swear and behave a badly as he likes At about half way, Jeremiah used the word nigger Phillip, a black boy in the class, who was born drug addicted and is in foster care, comes to school with a Christmas snow globe that his birth mother sent him Jeremiah states that his is better because it came from Disneyland and not no nigger dimestore And that, folks, was the end for me I finished this book in exactly one week Ghost girl isa compelling book, to say the least The fact that it tells a true story is one of the reasons why its reader is urged to keep on going, but the most important reason is that you can t help but wanting to find out what happened to Jadie.The book is about her, an 8 year old girl who s deeply disturbed and is an elective mute That means she doesn t talk by choice She never laughs, never cries or expresses any other kind of emotion She just is Walking doubled over as if she s crippled, she just seems to not care about life or anything around her at all The author of this book, Torey Hayden, is a special education teacher who has helped children her whole life and has got quite the career record to testify to that The book deals with Torey coming to Jadie s class to teach and slowly trying to get through to her, wanting to find the source of her problems It s obvious from the start thanks to the cover text that something horrible and terrifying must have happened to Jadie or is perhaps still happening for her to be so psychologically damaged And as you get on, you start collecting pieces to the puzzle, though it s all very confusing at first and you share the teacher s frustration.I won t give away anything , since it s really just a book that needs to be read to fully understand its power For lack of a better word, it leaves you shocked When I put the book down I felt like crying Crying for Jadie and the millions of other children out there who have gone or are going through similar situations If only there werecaring and loving teachers like in this book, then maybe the world would be a better place Maybe.

Victoria Lynn Hayden, known as Torey L Hayden born May 21, 1951 in Livingston, Montana is a child psychologist, special education teacher, university lecturer and writer of non fiction books based on her real life experiences with teaching and counselling children with special needs.Subjects covered in her books include autism, Tourette syndrome, sexual abuse, fetal alcohol syndrome, and electi

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 307 pages
  • Ghost Girl
  • Torey L. Hayden
  • English
  • 24 August 2019
  • 9780606179737

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