Just Another Kid

Just Another Kid

Book - 1988
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A dramatic and remarkable narrative of an extraordinary teacher's determination, from the author of the Sunday Times bestsellers 'The Tiger's Child' and 'One Child'. Torey Hayden faced six emotionally troubled kids no other teacher could handle - three recent arrivals from battle-torn Northern Ireland, badly traumatised by the horrors of war; an eleven-year-old boy, who only knew life inside an institution; an excitable girl, aggressive and sexually precocious at the age of eight; and seven-year-old Leslie, perhaps the most hopeless of all, unresponsive and unable to speak. But Torey's most daunting challenge turns out to be Leslie's mother, a stunning young doctor who soon discovers that she needs Torey's love and help just as much as the children. 'Just Another Kid' is a beautiful illustration of nurturing concern, not only for a few emotionally disturbed children, but for one woman facing a personal battle.
Publisher: London : 1988
ISBN: 9780007218653
0007218656
Branch Call Number: ANF 371.94 HAYD
Characteristics: 502 p. ; 18 cm

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penpencil22 Apr 01, 2012

"Be careful that what you think of as tolerance doesn't become lack of judgment."

penpencil22 Jun 24, 2011

"It seems to be the way I think. I mean, not what I think, but how I think. And how I talk. Because, like sometimes, I just... it just... what? Stops? Freezes? Or maybe it was never there to begin with. I don't know. But I keep watching everyone else and they don't seem to have this kind of problem."

penpencil22 Jun 24, 2011

"Tense, she became less articulate. Frightened at finding herself unable to say what she wanted, she panicked. The panic destroyed whatever bit of expression she was still capable of."

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penpencil22 Jun 24, 2011

I loved it simply because of the character of Ladbrooke (who wasn't even one of the children). I found someone else who was "like me," and it was wonderful to know I wasn't the only one.

"Tense, she became less articulate. Frightened at finding herself unable to say what she wanted, she panicked. The panic destroyed whatever bit of expression she was still capable of."

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