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Jadie 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.

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Jadie 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.

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Torey Hayden is an educational psychologist and a former special education teacher who, since 1979, has chronicled her struggles in the classroom in a succession of bestselling books. She currently lives and writes in North Wales, U.K., with her husband and daughter.

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srdj187, May 29, 2008 (view all comments by srdj187)
Ghost Girl by Torey Hayden is a very touching story about a mute girl who is abused in ways that distort her view on what is right and wrong in the world. I found this book to be very interesting and a good read overall. The fact that it was based on a true story made me really want to read it. In reading this book, I found it interesting that Jadie could only stand up straight when she was around Torey. Jadie only felt safe when she was around her, and felt she was in the presence of god when she was with Torey. My favorite character in the book was Torey because of the ways that she helped Jadie overcome being a mute, and saved her from the life of sexual and spiritual abuse. I felt really bad for Jadie when I found out that she was being sexually abused by her parents. The sexual things that Jadie did to her classmates made me feel uneasy about reading the rest of the book. What kept me reading were the surprise endings to the chapters that made me want to keep going. It's books like those that you just cant put down. I would recommend this book to anyone who is into ghost stories, and likes books that hook you right from the beginning. After I write this review, I plan to go to my local library and checkout some more of Torey Hayden's interesting and captivating books.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780380716814
Author:
Hayden, Torey L.
Publisher:
Avon Books
Author:
Hayden, Torey
Author:
by Torey Hayden
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Abuse
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Children with Special Needs
Subject:
Special Education - General
Subject:
Minority Studies
Subject:
Abused children
Subject:
Child abuse
Subject:
Child psychotherapy
Subject:
Minority group studies
Subject:
Satanism
Subject:
Mentally ill children
Subject:
Child psychotherapy -- United States -- Case studies.
Subject:
Satanism -- United States -- Psychological aspects -- Case studies.
Subject:
Satanism -- Rituals.
Subject:
Mentally ill children -- United States.
Subject:
Education-Learning Disabilities
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market PB
Series Volume:
1962-1963.
Publication Date:
20020731
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
6.87x4.24x.88 in. .34 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Jadie 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.
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