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Twilight Children - Torey Hayden - Bogormen
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Twilight Children - Torey Hayden
Title: Twilight Children
Author: Torey Hayden
Genre: Non-fiction, memoir
Rating: 4/5
# pages: 403
Date read: December, 2009

While working in the children's psychiatric ward of a large hospital, Torey was introduced to seven-year-old Cassandra, a child who had been kidnapped by her father and was found dirty, starving and picking through rubbish bins to survive. She refused to speak, so Torey could only imagine what she had been through.
Drake, by contrast, was a charismatic four-year-old who managed to participate fully in his pre-school class without uttering a single word.

Last, there was Gerda, eighty-two, who had suffered a massive stroke and was unwilling to engage in conversation with anyone. Although Torey had never worked with adults, she agreed to help when all other efforts had failed.

This is the third book by Torey Hayden I've read, and like the two others, it was fascinating. I find it intriguing to read how she connects with troubled children and helps them move on.

I think that most of its appeal is that it's memoir - I don't think I'd be nearly as interested if it was fiction, because I wouldn't be as certain about the validity of the actions. As it is, I'm eager to read more.

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