Murphy's Boy

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Murphy's Boy

Murphy s Boy His name was Kevin but his keepers called him Zoo Boy He didn t talk He hid under tables and surrounded himself with a cage of chairs He hadn t been out of the building in the four years since he d co

  • Title: Murphy's Boy
  • Author: Torey L. Hayden
  • ISBN: 9780380652273
  • Page: 252
  • Format: Paperback
  • His name was Kevin but his keepers called him Zoo Boy He didn t talk He hid under tables and surrounded himself with a cage of chairs He hadn t been out of the building in the four years since he d come in He was afraid of water and wouldn t take a shower He was afraid to be naked, to change his clothes He was nearly 16.Desperate to see change in the boy, the staff oHis name was Kevin but his keepers called him Zoo Boy He didn t talk He hid under tables and surrounded himself with a cage of chairs He hadn t been out of the building in the four years since he d come in He was afraid of water and wouldn t take a shower He was afraid to be naked, to change his clothes He was nearly 16.Desperate to see change in the boy, the staff of Kevin s adolescent treatment center hired Hayden As Hayden read to him and encouraged him to read, crawling down into his cage of chairs with him, Kevin talked Then he started to draw and paint and showed himself to have a quick wit and a rolling, seething, murderous hatred for his stepfather.

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    1. Kris on said:

      Say you were a mental health professional, well-respected, a leader in your field. Well-liked by your peers, your opinion is sought on their cases, and they often ask for your assistance with their trickier clients. Now, say your boss calls you into his office and tells you that you're fired. Not because you can't do your job, not because you're difficult to work with, but because it's 1980s Florida, and Dade County has just passed sweeping anti-gay legislation, and it's been discovered that you [...]

    2. Rebecca McNutt on said:

      Recently I saw the film adaptation of this book, Trapped in Silence, and it was an amazing film so I decided to read the book to see if it was as good. I can gladly say that the book is even better. It's much more detailed and gripping, really a wonderful story of one woman who makes all the difference in the world to a forgotten kid.

    3. Honzi on said:

      „Jsme jako duchové,“ řekl. „Jako duchové v zrcadlech. Místo duchů bez těl jsme jako těla bez duší. Prázdné skořápky, v nichž jsou uvězněné špatné osoby. Nebo v nich není vůbec nikdo. Zrcadloví duchové. Půl milionu. Půl miliardy Panebože Možná půlka světa jsou zrcadloví duchové. Jenom těla, co zabírají prosto a chodí si jen tak prázdně po světě.“Zvíře je něco naprosto jiného, než čtu normálně. Je to non-fiction ze života samotné autorky, a [...]

    4. Siri on said:

      all hayden books get 4 stars from me bc they changed my life when i was in high school and made me want to be a psychologist to help kids like she did. She is not meant to be a young adult writer I think her books are meant for adults, so don't think it's a kiddy book just cuz I read 'em in high school! I don't remember much about the writing (they are all written in first person) but the TRUE stories about the children who she has worked with are heartbreaking and inspiring. Haven't read one of [...]

    5. Don on said:

      I have been employed in the rehabilitation field since 1983 and have held my current position with the New York State commission for the Blind since 1989. If you were to ask me the author whose writing has had the most impact on my work, I'm pretty sure my answer would surprise you. It wouldn't be a vocational theorist, though their publications are certainly important. It wouldn't be a researcher, though I definitely value what they publish. It wouldn't be a blindness expert or one of the many [...]

    6. Blanches Jeanne on said:

      at first i was like:really cant describe my feelingen i got mad to this book:but then i realized it's reality. and reality sucks!aku baca ini beberapa bulan setelah baca Ghost girl (Jadie) pas kelas 2 atau 3 smp. and all i can say is this book really ruined my childhood. aku masih bisa tahan baca ceritanya Jadie, tapi yang ini aduhh mungkin ini buku pertama yang aku nyesel bacanya. bukan karena ga bagus, tapi cape banget bacanyabut, this book capture reality around us. kebetulan aku punya cerita [...]

    7. The Book Girl (Andrea) on said:

      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 thes [...]

    8. J.H. Moncrieff on said:

      As always, Torey Hayden's writing rips out my heart and stomps on it, leaving me feeling slightly broken and battered. No one writes as beautifully as her about such starkly horrible things, and I have no idea how she manages to do what she does.Murphy's Boy is the story of one of Hayden's unloveable, "unredeemable" children--in this case, a fifteen-year-old boy whose eight-year silence conceals a terrifying rage. Her willingness to continually put her own safety and sanity at risk in order to h [...]

    9. Anne on said:

      3.5 starsI like her books, always have. Guess they appeal to the teacher part of me. But they always make me so sad, too that there are so many kids out there with such trauma in their lives and the system fails them.This one is about Kevin who is almost 16, elective mute, afraid of everything, hides under the tables. Once again Torey works her magic.

    10. Julie Nye on said:

      I wish there was a way to review Ms. Hayden's books as a group. It would hard to overstate the impact they had on me in my young adult years. The stories themselves are (mostly) not for the faint of heart, and close to horrifying. But they serve a golden purpose in teaching people to think outside their own minds, to understand realities other than their own, and hopefully apply a more effective filter to the human problems around them. Murphy's Boy tells of a young man with more horrific challe [...]

    11. Hermioneginny on said:

      Torey deve affrontare il caso di un ragazzo di sedici anni, che sembra non parlare da quando era molto piccolo e che si sente al sicuro solo sotto un tavolo e circondato da sedie. Per Torey, che ha lasciato l'insegnamento, è forse la sfida più difficile, per l'età del ragazzo e per il suo vissuto da incubo, picchiato dal patrigno e lasciato in istituto dalla madre che ha volontariamente deciso di rinunciare alla patria potestà: ha preferito un uomo al proprio figlio

    12. Demi on said:

      I liked that this story was about a child that was older and spanned for a few years as she worked at a clinic and I suppose it's a bit more based on how well someone is rather than not just being the end of a school year. It was extremely sad and highlighted how bad the system can be sometimes. An excellent story

    13. Angela on said:

      This was a well-written account of the author's experience with a 15 year old "elective-mute" during her clinical psychology career in the 1970's. I feel like this story illustrates how far we have come in understanding children's psychology, but it is also a reminder that we need to do more and be better advocates for children. Haunting.

    14. Bushra on said:

      It's been a while since I've read a book and didn't want to put it down. I loved it and it might have been because of my background in psychology.

    15. Kirsi on said:

      Mielenkiintoinen aiheena. Jollain tapaa koskettava, ehkä ajatuksiakin herättävä. Mielenkiinto kirjaan nousi ja laski vuoronperään. Hitaasti loppuun pääsin kuitenkin

    16. Mary-jane Farrer on said:

      Toreys relationship with Kevin enables him to heal from extreme family trauma

    17. Evelyn Killian on said:

      Another captivating book by Ms. Hayden. It brought tears to my eyes. It still remains in my thoughts.

    18. Elisa Vangelisti on said:

      Questo è un gran bel romanzo. Il fatto che me ne debba distaccare è un dettaglio. È la storia di due anni e mezzo di terapia intensiva, proseguita per tentativi, con momenti di stasi e regressione profondamente sconfortanti. Ma l’autrice non ha mai tentennato ed ha continuato a insistere. Ad esserci. Perché è una storia vera. La storia di un bambino ha cui è stata imposta un’infanzia terrificante, ma che è riuscito a trovare il coraggio di vivere.

    19. Margret on said:

      It was good, but a little disturbing. Kevin character I didn't got into him until the middle of the book. Still, it was good.

    20. Allison on said:

      That book was very intense but also heartwarming as not all cases Miss Hayden works with are "easy" to solve. The book was quite a bit longer than I thought it would be, but I don't regret spending time on it.

    21. Meagan on said:

      I enjoyed this the way I have enjoyed the authors other works. Written so similar to fiction, sometimes I forget these are actual patients and people she has worked with.There were many instances I disagreed with the approach that Ms. Hayden took in her treatment of Kevin. However, I can see why she continued working with him after situations and events that would cause most people to halt any further activities. She has the ability to see through her patients/students pasts, as is the case of K [...]

    22. Hester on said:

      Inspiring how someone can stick by an 'unloveable' boy who doesn't respond to them and give him the chance that every child deserves.

    23. Lainy on said:

      Time taken to read - 3 daysPublisher - AvonPages - 324Blurb From His name was Kevin but his keepers called him Zoo Boy. He didn't talk. He hid under tables and surrounded himself with a cage of chairs. He hadn't been out of the building in the four years since he'd come in. He was afraid of water and wouldn't take a shower. He was afraid to be naked, to change his clothes. He was nearly 16.Desperate to see change in the boy, the staff of Kevin's adolescent treatment center hired Hayden. As Hayde [...]

    24. Betryal on said:

      I'll admit that this book warranted a 5 star, but that's a true score and not because I'm a fan of the author, since I haven't reach the level. I can be a fan of many authors but my reviews will stay true it it won't deter my honesty on whether I like the book or not. Fan status aside. I say this because reading some reviews on this one many quoted being a fan hence I believe this book getting the ratings handed out on it.I was perturbed in the beginning by this book. I was disturbed not by the [...]

    25. Nicole on said:

      Torey Hayden - Silent Boy (Murphy's Boy) Victoria Lynn Hayden, known as Torey L. Hayden (born May 21, 1951 in Livingston, Montana) is a child psychologist, special education teacher, university lecturer and writer of non-fiction books based on her real-life experiences with teaching and counselling children with special needs.Subjects covered in her books include autism, Tourette syndrome, sexual abuse, fetal alcohol syndrome, and elective mutism (now called selective mutism), her specialty His [...]

    26. Nicole on said:

      Torey Hayden - Murphy's Boy (SILENT BOY) Victoria Lynn Hayden, known as Torey L. Hayden (born May 21, 1951 in Livingston, Montana) is a child psychologist, special education teacher, university lecturer and writer of non-fiction books based on her real-life experiences with teaching and counselling children with special needs.Subjects covered in her books include autism, Tourette syndrome, sexual abuse, fetal alcohol syndrome, and elective mutism (now called selective mutism), her specialty His [...]

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