Murphy's Boy by Torey HaydenMurphy's Boy by Torey Hayden

Murphy's Boy

byTorey Hayden

Paperback | December 13, 2016

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"A story rich in reasons for hope." --Publishers Weekly

From the bestselling author of One Child, the true story of a boy who refused to speak--until a therapist's love broke through the silence.

When Torey Hayden first met fifteen-year-old Kevin, he was barricaded under a table. Desperately afraid of the world around him, he hadn't spoken a word in eight years. He was considered hopeless, incurable, but Hayden refused to believe it. With unwavering devotion and gentle, patient love, she set out to free him--and slowly uncovered a shocking, violent history and a terrible secret that an unfeeling bureaucracy had simply filed away and forgotten. But she never gave up on this tragic "lost case." For a trapped and frightened boy desperately needed her help--and she knew in her heart she could not rest easy until she had rescued him from the darkness.

Title:Murphy's BoyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.97 inPublished:December 13, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062564420

ISBN - 13:9780062564429

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from great read a good read and a more lengthy one that the author normally writes. slow at times but still a good read.
Date published: 2017-11-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It was pretty good. Interesting story. Gripping tale. I have mixed feelings about this book but will take it at its merit. This is a "supposed" personal true story told by a therapist. Does anyone but me think that it is unethical that this story was told? or published. Maybe I am silly I disliked the way the author expressed her view in this book. She was judgemental and at times rude in her talking about Kevin. She says shes helping him, but then talks about him the next moment. I felt she lacked compassion, which she was supposed to provide these children, and she gets paid to be compassionate. I disliked her writing style. While some of it is heartfelt, her repetitive inner monologs are entirely annoying and unnecessary. I also feel like this is when she is the rudest. I wanted to skim the chapters and completely ignore her thoughts. The best writing was when Keven was involved it made them interesting and heartfelt. I disliked her second side story also. I thought Kevin's story was so heartbreaking. It was really crazy to see how much someone can fall between the cracks of the system. He was transferred from care facility to care facility. It was so powerful and crazy. I would hope that his life gets much easier from here on out.
Date published: 2017-05-15