Friday, 11 May 2012

Helen Keller by Margaret Davidson

Reviewed by Xian Jin

The title of this book is Helen Keller. There are 95 pages in this book. 

This story is about a girl that was blind, deaf and mute. She was disabled as a result of a strange sickness when she was a baby. When Helen's mother had another new-borned baby, Helen was mad and angry and she almost killed the baby. Her mother had sent for a teacher that lived far away. When the teacher arrived, it was not a welcoming sight. Helen hated Teacher and even locked her in her own room. Teacher tried hard to find out how to teach Helen and she finally found the solution. She brought Helen to another house and stayed there. Slowly, Helen began to learn words. She learned them so quickly that soon she knew thousands of words. She graduated in university and Teacher got older. Teacher's eyesight was decreasing but she was stubborn. She continued to write words on Helen's hand which was the way Teacher read to Helen. Soon after that, Teacher died. Helen learned the Braille code. Helen did many things even though she was blind, deaf and mute. Slowly, she learned how to talk. Soon, Helen too died. One of her famous quotes was, "The most beautiful things in the world can neither be seen nor touched. It can only be felt in the heart." 

After reading this story, I learned that I should not give up easily and that God gives everyone special abilities. I recommend this book to anyone that loves to read.

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