Tiger's Child by Torey Hayden

About the book

Torey Hayden returns with this deeply-moving sequel to her first book, One Child (the Sunday Times bestseller). After seven years, Torey is reunited with Sheila, the disturbed 6-year-old she tried to rescue. Sheila was a deeply disturbed six-year-old when she came into Torey Hayden’s life – a story poignantly chronicled One Child. The Tiger’s Child picks up the story seven years later. Hayden has lost touch with the child she helped to free from a hellish inner prison of rage and silence. But now Sheila is back, now a gangly teenager with bright orange hair – no longer broken and lost, but still troubled and searching for answers. This story of dedication and caring that began in childhood moves into a new and extraordinary chapter that tests the strength and heart of both Sheila and her one-time teacher. In The Tiger’s Child the skilled and loving educator answers the call once again to help a child in need through her difficult yet glorious transition into young womanhood.

Reviewed by  White Lion Reading Group:

We all enjoyed it – A first! We found a lot to discuss. Some of us hadn’t heard about the author before and had initial reservations about the subject matter. However, we thought it was well written and thought provoking.

Star rating: **/***

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2 thoughts on “Tiger's Child by Torey Hayden”

  1. Review by anon reading group:
    A very good read, thoroughly enjoyed by all readers. Made you think how lucky we are.
    Star rating: ****

  2. Review by King’s Somborne Reading Group:
    Group felt this was journalism rather than literature. Very thought provoking and generated memories of similar incidents especially amongst the teachers in our group. Moving and upsetting but upbeat ending.
    Star rating: ***

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