Torey Hayden was a teacher who worked with kids who are emotionally disturbed. She had put her heart and effort into helping this one little girl named Sheila. A six-year-old who was put into her class because of her disorder, but everyone thought that Torey couldnt get through to her but she didn't listen to anyone. This little girl lived a hard life, that a six year old shouldnt have to go through. She grew up in a poor environment, and her mom abandoned her on a highway when she was 4. She was left with her father who was an alcaholic. Torey was a teacher who tried her hardest to reach out to only one child. She has inspired many teachers to keep on teaching students that struggle, even though they feel like giving up on their student. This book is very inspiring to many people. Its a good example to many people that feel like giving up. This book is filled with a lot of emotions some parts of this book may make you cry a little, because of the actions people made.