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Drifting in and out of my Two Worlds By Jessica Thorpe
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Drifting in and out of my Two Worlds follows the fascinating journey of a girl with the anxiety disorder, Selective Mutism. Based on a true story and written in the first-hand knowledge of a sufferer... More > who overcome Selective Mutism, it is a unique story which will grip readers from all audiences. The story highlights the stark contrasts between her lives within and without of the school grounds, the nation’s incredible ignorance towards the disorder, how to deal with selective mutism, and the harrowing consequences of it being left untreated. Captivate yourself with the distressing twists of bullying throughout the years, a near-death experience, how she spoke in front of hundreds of people whilst entrenched with the mutism, and how she, being the only person in the knowledge of her disorder, spoke out about it to a teacher. As well as an engaging read, it is therapeutic, most informative and of great interest when understanding the difficulties children are faced with when they have an actual fear of speaking.< Less
Tortoise Girl By Jessica Thorpe
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Shelly is ten years old and her life is ruled by Selective Mutism. Whenever she tries to speak, she and her six year old sister, Shyanne, both go into Tortoise Mode. One day at school, they find a... More > secret cupboard in the toilets with Shelly's best friend, Aimee, They go inside to discover that they are in the old school building which was shut down years before, and to Shelly and Shyanne's shock and excitement, they meet the ghost children who say that they were the class of 1914 and they find that they can speak to them. The ghost children ask for their help, but all is not quite as it seems ...< Less