- Taschenbuch: 416 Seiten
- Verlag: Harpercollins Publishers; Auflage: 1st HarperElement Eidtion (6. März 2006)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0007218648
- ISBN-13: 978-0007218646
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 11,1 x 3 x 17,8 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 24 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 720.494 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Ghost Girl: The True Story of a Child in Desperate Peril - And a Teacher Who Saved Her (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 6. März 2006
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"Torey Hayden deserves the kind of respect I can't give many people. She isn't valuable, she's incredible. The world needs more like Torey Hayden." -- Boston Globe "A testament to the powers of caring and commitment." Publishers Weekly. "An amazing story." Washington Post.
This is a stunning and poignant account of an extraordinary teacher's determination from the author of the No. 1 "Sunday Times" bestsellers "The Tiger's Child" and "One Child". Jadie never spoke, never laughed, never cried. She spent every waking hour locked in her own private world of shadows. But nothing in Torey Hayden's experience had prepared her for the nightmare Jadie revealed to her when finally persuaded to break her self-imposed silence. It was a story too painful, too horrific for Hayden's professional colleagues to acknowledge. But Torey Hayden could not close her ears or her heart. A little girl was trapped in a living hell of unspeakable memories. And it would take every ounce of courage, compassion, and love that one remarkable teacher possessed to rid the "Ghost Girl" of the malevolent spirits that haunted her.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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Readers are introduced to Jadie and her classmates after the school year's half term break. Within a short space of time during that first day, Jadie broke her self imposed silence and spoke softly when asked a direct question. From that point on, Jadie's verbal progress is remarkable. A bright, expressive child, Jadie described a bizarre life outside of the classroom that certainly makes for a strong case for ritual abuse. Luckily Jadie was provided with a classroom environment in which she felt safe.
Jadie feared spiders because she believed they could hear her and "tell on her" if she divulged anything that could be construed as a breach of confidence. She explained her posture as a means of "keeping her insides from falling out;" she fears the number 6 and worries about her younger sister surviving her sixth birthday; she said adults she knew told her how at six one gains power and how people can hurt others with impunity; she describes drinking blood as "oily" and "slipping down." Ghosts and themes of death are trenchant; many of Jadie's early drawings are of ghosts and she said that she and her little sisters were ghosts at night. She also believed that a playmate who had allegedly died had become a ghost and that that child's ghost had gotten into her, Jadie.
Each fear she expressed can be traced to ritual abuse. In many cases, ritual abusers claim that spiders as well as insects spy on children and report anything the children might tell. Imbibing blood and other body fluids is often a cult activity and the number 6 has a long history of having dark magical properties attributed to it.Lesen Sie weiter... ›
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This book was the first one I've ever read by Torey Hayden - and it simply overwhelmed me. Torey has a great style and you actually can't stop reading. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 8. April 2007 von Pieta
This book held me completely enthralled until it was finished. The emotions that flowed were intense. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 12. Juni 2000 von Brian Hinkley
Ghost Girl was really funny because it's nice to know whatsortof people live in this world. It was really funny about TASHEE! Lesen Sie weiter...Am 2. April 2000 veröffentlicht
This is the first Torey Hayden book I've ever read and I know that it's not my last. I couldn't put the book down. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 19. März 2000 von Kim
This book is great! I couldn't keep my self from reading it. It made a great report for school.Am 5. Oktober 1999 veröffentlicht
I could't get Jadie out of my mind for weeks. Her accounts with Torey were so real, but yet so confusing. Could a seriously disturbed child come up with this? Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 24. August 1999 von email@example.com
This book is a little slow moving at first, but then you get glued to the book. Janie is the first thing you think about when you wake up and the last thing you think about when... Lesen Sie weiter...Am 18. Juli 1999 veröffentlicht
More from Torey Hayden wonder teacher. I found this to be one of the less interesting works of hers. There is no true ending, perhaps that is why. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 19. Mai 1999 veröffentlicht
I recently read this book after finding it on my mom's bookshelf. I had read Somebody Else's Kids and loved it, so I wanted to try another book by Torey L. Hayden. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 15. Mai 1999 veröffentlicht