If you are expecting actual stories about feral children, do NOT buy this book.
I've read "Born for Love" by Dr. Bruce Perry about children with trauma (which is a very good read), and was expecting more that kind of writing concerning the topic of feral children. Instead, you get a lot of the author's opinions and thoughts of the topic in general rather than case-specific narratives. Sometimes his writing becomes a little too monotonous and he seems to drone on and on about nothing in particular. There are some interesting anecdotes about feral children here and there, but they are so few and far between, it's not even worth skimming through the pages to try and find them. I wish I'd read the reviews more carefully before I actually spent money on this book.
- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Faber Paperback; Main edition (1 July 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0571214606
- ISBN-13: 978-0571214600
- Product Dimensions: 12.5 x 2 x 19.7 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 299 g
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