Ghost Girl: The True Story of a Child in Peril and the Teacher Who Saved Her
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 profess...more
Jadie é 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 será um eufemismo incapaz de fazer jus aos abusos que a vitimaram!
O que nos contam são Horrores! Pavores inimagináveis! Cenas que saltaram dum thriller de terror para a tela real!...
Custa aceitar que seres tão abjectos, capazes de tamanhas atrocidades, pertençam à mesma espécie de Jesus Cristo, Pitágoras ...more
*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 succ ...more
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 ju ...more
De uma forma simples e descontraída somos apresentadas a esta investigadora comportamental de crianças especiais e as motivações que a fazem trocar o certo pelo incerto, o conforto e um certo facilitismo por um trabalho árduo, lento e só. Num impulso deixa para trás a cidade e opta por um lugar mais rural porque acredita que poderá dar mais de si própria, sobretudo, contribuir junto de quem mais precisa e com menos recursos disponíveis.
Com uma resiliência adequadíssima às suas funções esta prof ...more
The craziest part is - it isn't a horror book. Well, I guess it sort of is. It's a horror book slash murder mystery with the undertones of a thriller that's driven by the special interest story of ...more
Torey Hayden is a good storyteller as I believe she is a teacher. The book was written for someone with no psychology background easy to understand. Not only that, I found myself really immersed in ...more
Once I got into the book I couldn't put it down. But now that I am finished.....creepy. I don't think I will sleep well tonight. This book will probably give me nightmares and I sort of regret reading it!
I googled and the girl is now grown-up, but declined to be interviewed.
I have my opinion about ...more
tadinya sempet mau mindahin buku ini ke shelf "tendang-ke-laut" tapi ga tega juga..aku baca buku ini pas kelas 3 apa 2 smp ya? dan buat yang udah baca pasti tau buku-bukunya Torey Hayden itu diperuntukkan buat usia 30tahun keatas.orr siapapun yang sudah siap mental. Jelas aku bener bener ga siap mental pas itu.
arghhh why did i read thiss boookk?? this book haunted me for years. tapi memang ga separah Kevin sih Murphy's Boy
aduh, stress ga sih ngebayangin child abuse? tapi sayang ...more
A forma como nos vamos envolvendo na historia e nos 'segredos' de Jadie é viciante levando-nos a querer sempre ler mais e mais.
É triste saber que existem casos destes no mundo e que há mais crianças como ...more
The book was written in the 1980s (first published in 1991), and there are some things she was able to get away with then that would definitely not fly in a public school today - picking an unruly boy up by his belt and shirt collar, li ...more
From The Book:
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, ...more
One of the students, Jadie, captures Hayden's attention perhaps more than the ...more
Title: Ghost Girl
The novel is about a girl named Jadie who was an elective mute. She never ever laughed or cried out loud. Jadie was a person who stayed to herself all the time in her own troubled world. Until one of her teachers gave her dome advice to break her silence and to speak. After that, however Jadie told the teacher a story that was very difficult to hear.
In addition to Jadie…. The first character name is Tashee, the one who was getting picked on in the story ...more
The book is a memoir but other than it being presented in the first person it doesn't read like a memo ...more
I am glad there are teachers out there like Torey who really care about their students. I am however surprised she was allowed to spend so much alone time out of the classroom with Jadie.
I hope Jadie was able to find a way to over come ...more
Subjects covered in her books include autism, Tourette syndrome, sexual abuse, fetal alcohol syndrome, and electi ...more