Sunday, March 9, 2008

Beautiful Child by Torey Hayden

Beautiful Child by Torey Hayden

400 pages
Finished 3/8/08

This book is a touching true story about a teacher working to get through to a seven year-old girl named Venus. Torey is teaching a special needs class, and Venus stumps her - the little girl is completely unresponsive to others - whether it's elective mutism or something deeper, they are not sure.

This was a quick, very touching read. It was so hard to read about the little girl, and all of the issues she had with her home life. I'm interested in reading more of the author's works. It sounds like she has written a number about some of the more remarkable special needs students she's worked with.

Three stars.

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