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  1. Nagisa Nagisa says:

    I devoured all works of Torey Hayden when I was a teenager and got horrified at the fact that there are some kids of the same age as me or younger who went through abuse or any other aggravated sort Her books opened my eyes to the cruel side of the world and brought me outside of my comfort zone And I just couldn t believe there are others who would shatter kids hearts and lives, and the reality was just shocking to me Yet, I was drawn to her story, cried and overjoyed with her and her kids I devoured all works of Torey Hayden when I was a teenager and got horrified at the fact that there are some kids of the same age as me or younger who went through abuse or any other aggravated sort Her books opened my eyes to the cruel side of the world and brought me outside of my comfort zone And I just couldn t believe there are others who would shatter kids hearts and lives, and the reality was just shocking to me Yet, I was drawn to her story, cried and overjoyed with her and her kids in the story.I had a chance of revisiting her world since a member of my book club chose this book for the next read I don t remember how many times I cried till I finished the book My love for the kids grew as Torey s did, and I hope they re now doing fine somewhere in the world


  2. Shannon Shannon says:

    I read One Child by Hayden and immediately had to haveI soon owned the rest of the series and blew through them as well Hayden is a special ed teacher who works with the troubled kids and completely turns their world around giving them hope and something to live for.


  3. PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps says:

    3.5 STARSAn autistic boy who doesn t speak A girl brain damaged by abuse who can t learn to read A boy who saw his stepmother murder his father and brother A pregnant twelve year old Torey Hayden takes on these very different children hoping to help them learn and improve their lives.Maybe I m being too harsh in my review, rating SOMEBODY ELSE S KIDS against today s standards, but I had a hard time embracing Torey Hayden s teachings as much as I did in ONE CHILD Published almost 40 years ag 3.5 STARSAn autistic boy who doesn t speak A girl brain damaged by abuse who can t learn to read A boy who saw his stepmother murder his father and brother A pregnant twelve year old Torey Hayden takes on these very different children hoping to help them learn and improve their lives.Maybe I m being too harsh in my review, rating SOMEBODY ELSE S KIDS against today s standards, but I had a hard time embracing Torey Hayden s teachings as much as I did in ONE CHILD Published almost 40 years ago, the events in SOMEBODY ELSE S KIDS probably occurred a decade orbefore that I cringed when Hayden allowed eight year old Boo to disrobe and remain naked in classthan once and wondered why she kept one boy s suicide plan secret Another child expressed suicidal ideation and one who never did attempted suicide Hayden seems to believe she s the only one who can help the kids, sometimes to the exclusion of their parents She s a patient, creative teacher able to reach the most troubled kids I loved how she advocated for her students, wishing she could do so without alienating others in the school system On an emotional level, I get it My gut has wanted to overstep with clients on occasion, especially the needy ones who really needed a break Decisions need to be made in the short and long term interest of the kids Something the stress of immediate needs can overshadow good decision making She did her best and I think most students probably benefited in the long run We can t help everyone, no matter how much we want to.SOMEBODY ELSE S KIDS is a good addition for Hayden s fans


  4. Boilermkr88 Boilermkr88 says:

    I read this book when I was in college, way back in the 80 s At the time I was studying to become a teacher and I wanted to soak up all the books about teaching that I could find This is an excellent book for anyone who loves children and thinks the world is a better place with them in it


  5. Siri Siri says:

    all hayden books get 4 stars from me bc they changed my life when i was in high school and made me want to be a psychologist to help kids like she did She is not meant to be a young adult writer. I think her books are meant for adults, so don t think it s a kiddy book just cuz I read em in high school I don t remember much about the writing they are all written in first person but the TRUE stories about the children who she has worked with are heartbreaking and inspiring Haven t read one all hayden books get 4 stars from me bc they changed my life when i was in high school and made me want to be a psychologist to help kids like she did She is not meant to be a young adult writer. I think her books are meant for adults, so don t think it s a kiddy book just cuz I read em in high school I don t remember much about the writing they are all written in first person but the TRUE stories about the children who she has worked with are heartbreaking and inspiring Haven t read one of her books in YEARS, BUT if you are interested in child adolescent psychology, social work, special ed, child abuse, or if you think YOU VE had a bad day, READ THESE BOOKS


  6. Tiffany Tiffany says:

    After reading ONE CHILD and GHOST GIRL, I went back to the bookstore to pick up all the rest of Torey L Hayden s books Her style of writing is so easy and engaging The characters in her stories are powerful and you are drawn to them all None of the characters have one side to them, Hayden lets us see that everyone has good and bad She is a truly gifted teacher and writer, and I am sure her works have sent many a young person in the direction of helping troubled youths and children I know t After reading ONE CHILD and GHOST GIRL, I went back to the bookstore to pick up all the rest of Torey L Hayden s books Her style of writing is so easy and engaging The characters in her stories are powerful and you are drawn to them all None of the characters have one side to them, Hayden lets us see that everyone has good and bad She is a truly gifted teacher and writer, and I am sure her works have sent many a young person in the direction of helping troubled youths and children I know that I have lent my set of books to my young friend who has since gone on to do child welfare in Inuvik, they affected her totally and completely, as they did myself


  7. Alissa Alissa says:

    An honest, raw, and gripping true story of a special education teacher who caresabout her students than anything else in the world This is a deeply encouraging story although heartbreaking and somewhat abrasive in its authentic presentation Oddly enough, there is an underlying sexual theme running throughout the story as well I m not really sure how to word or explain that well enough for it to make sense That is something you ll have to read to understand I recommend this book to all An honest, raw, and gripping true story of a special education teacher who caresabout her students than anything else in the world This is a deeply encouraging story although heartbreaking and somewhat abrasive in its authentic presentation Oddly enough, there is an underlying sexual theme running throughout the story as well I m not really sure how to word or explain that well enough for it to make sense That is something you ll have to read to understand I recommend this book to all teachers It was well worth my time


  8. Beverley Beverley says:

    I read this book as a teen many times over and then re read it as a young adult It opened up my eyes on the different issues that my peers were dealing with when I read it as a teen and I was drawn in by the teacher Torey L Hayden who never gave up on the children It resonated with me and now, all these years later, I have worked many years in the field doing similar work I find the book raw, truthful and inspirational Well written and highly recommended.


  9. Yvonne Yvonne says:

    This book was instrumental in securing my drive and determination to help children in some way, when I grew up It was a remarkable look at teaching children with special needs, mostly behavioral and emotional needs Her patience, her approach, her attitude, all of it made a huge impact on me, and I ve carried many of her principles into the classroom today.


  10. Bekah Bekah says:

    I think I first read this book when I was about 10 I do know that Torey Hayden s books started me on my journey to become a special education teacher Her descriptions of her students are compelling, sensitive and funny I don t know if she would withstand the test of time since many of her experiences were early in the history of publicly funded special education.


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Somebody Else's Kids [Reading] ➷ Somebody Else's Kids Author Torey L. Hayden – Thomashillier.co.uk Were all just somebody else s kids A small seven year old boy who couldn t speak except to repeat weather forecasts and other people s words A beautiful little girl of seven who had been brain damaged Were all just somebody else s kids A small seven year old boy who couldn t speak except to repeat weather forecasts and other people s words A beautiful little girl of seven who had been brain damaged by terrible parental beatings and was so ashamed because she couldn t learn to read A violently angry ten year Somebody Else's PDF \ old who had seen his stepmother murder his father and had been sent from one foster home to another A shy twelve year old from a Catholic school which put her out when she became pregnant What do we matter Why do you care They were four problem children put in Torey Hayden s class because no one else knew what to do with them Together, with the help of a remarkable teacher who cared too much to ever give up, they became almost a family, able to give each other the love and understanding they had found nowhere else.