Book Reviews of Somebody Else's Kids

Somebody Else's Kids
Somebody Else's Kids
Author: Torey Hayden
ISBN-13: 9780380599493
ISBN-10: 038059949X
Publication Date: 8/1/1982
Pages: 333
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 77 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
As with all Torey Hayden books this is a straight forward, heart wrenching, moving read. It will have you laughing and tearful. The children that so needed someone to hear them. Torey has a God given talent for hearing and acting and getting thru to those so wounded that hope was running out for them to be healed. She has shared her stories with us and has shown the world that you never give up on a child. This is a perfect book. Love, hope, suspense, and endings without questions. If you read one Torey Hayden book you will want to read them all.
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Helpful Score: 5
All the Torey Hayden books are nonfiction and deal with a loving teacher of children who suffer with emotional problems. Whether their problems stem from medical, mental or family issues. Torey shares her soul with these children and offers her love. I have read and enjoyed just about all of Torey Hayden's books.
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Helpful Score: 4
A straightforward look at four unusual children and their extraordinary teacher We need more Torey Haydens in this world.
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Helpful Score: 2
Torey Hayden is a great author with stories that really tug your heart. This was a feel good book that I finished in 2 days.
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Helpful Score: 2
Sad Sad sad but well worth the tears. Pulls you into the world of the misunderstood.
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Helpful Score: 1
From the cover: "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 has been brain damaged by terrible parental beatings and was so ashamed because she couldn't learn to read...A violently angry ten-year-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..."
These were the four problem children put in Torey Hayden's class simply because the school didn't know what else to do with them, but they finally began to care for each other. All of Hayden's (true) stories are touching and wonderful, and this is on a par with the best of them.
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Helpful Score: 1
A very well-written memoir.
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Everything by Torey Hayden is good, and this is no exception!
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I read this book a long time ago when I worked in special education. Written well, loved it.
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THEY WERE PROBLEMS NO ONE WANTED..UNTIL A TEACHER TOOK THEM TO HER HEART........ A VERY GOOD STORY.
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I find Hayden's classroom work fascinating and incredibly inspiring. The amount of time, love, and sheer determination she pours into her classroom bring about amazing results. She is truly a miracle worker.
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Torey Hayden has a way of letting us share in the lives of these children and of her experiences. Anyone that has worked with troubled children or who just loves kids will enjoy her books...this one is no exception.
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great series:)
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Great Story but Gets kinda boring toward the end and the cowardessness of Torey (the teacher) will likel make you angry.