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 resilience of the human spirit.
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This is a well told story: especially more so because it is a true account. What I found frustrating, was that there was no follow up in the epilogue as to Jayde's ensuing years following her removal from her parents' home. Did she have a stable foster home? Did she do well academically and socially?
This was the best written and performed audible book I've heard this far. I honestly didn't want it to end. Finished it in 2 days. HIGHLY recommend
"Will Not Disappoint"
This was my first Torey Hayden book, I am so glad I read the reviews and bought it. I was not disappointed in fact, I cant wait to get my next Torey Hayden Book. The narrator was one of the best, did a fantastic job with all the different kids.
I couldn't stop listening to this book keep me drawn on through out the book. the teacher deserves praise and Jadie good for her for trusting Torie and Torie for believe. amazing book
"a good listen"
I really found this to be interesting. I listened for some training required for foster care.
"Shocking and Most Intriguing"
The details of this story are almost unbelievable. It kept me hooked till the very last minute. An amazing account of what could happen around us, and how life is sometimes more surprising than fiction!
When the girl finally opened up to tell what she was suffering from.
It was really good. She gave each character a recognizable voice.
No. It would just be "milking it".
Shocking as it may seem, maybe we need to know more about the lives of children who have gone through difficult experiences.
great book, but disappointing ending! have read all Torey heyden books .she's an amazing ,caring, supportive genuine teacher
To be fair when talking about ghost girl, I am not sure you can really say that you enjoy reading it, there are so many elements of Jadie's life to that point that make for harrowing reading. However, to someone who works with disturbed children (or, when I first read it, thinks they want to) it's an eye-opener. It's the sort of case you really don't want to ever encounter in your career.
I can fully understand why Torey has gone on to work with the Samaritans and Childline after she left teaching because her knowledge and experience should not be lost. It can't be wasted while her books are there for us to read and learn from.
I mentioned to a colleague that I was reading one of Torey's books and immediately she mentioned this - Ghost Girl as being the one that most captured her, she is training to be a counsellor for emotionally disturbed children, and she also cites Torey as an influence on her career choices.
It took me a while to get into this book but once i did i really enjoyed reading it.
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