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One Child is a true story about a girl named Sheila who had an alcoholic father who abused her She was placed in a classroom for people with behavior problems All of her previous teachers thought that she was lost that no one could reach her until her teacher Torey Haden the author reached out and cared for her This book may give you many emotions but you will find this book very touchingTorey is a teacher for children with behavior problems She had nine children and one assistant named Anton he had not wanted the job but the people at welfare told him he had to take the job There were some children with some very serious problems There was a beautiful child with long blonde hair she looked almost perfect and her name was Susannah Joy She was a child schizophrenic she hallucinated and she heard voices There was Taylor who was a suicidal child she had drunk toilet cleanser and it had eaten away at her esophagus There were other children with other very serious problems They had problems adjusting at first but as the time went on they became a real class It seemed to good to be true when the principal told them that they were going to have another student named Sheila Earlier Torey had read about this child she had taken a three year old boy tied him to a tree and burned him He survived but he was in critical condition Sheila was going to be taken to the state hospital for psychological treatment but they had to wait for an opening Until then she had to go to school When Torey found out she was going to be in her class she didnt know what to expect She was a very wild child She had terrible tantrums she would destroy every thing in her way Until one day she ran into a corner and she was
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