Switched at Birth: The True Story of a Mother's Journey [NOOK Book]

Overview

What would you do if you found out that the teenage daughter, who you had brought home from the hospital years ago, was switched at birth? Kathryn Kennish, the matriarch of an upper-class family, has her world turned upside down when she finds out that Bay, the daughter she has raised since birth with her husband, is actually the biological daughter of Regina, a single, working-class woman. Regina, meanwhile, has been raising the girl she ...
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Switched at Birth: The True Story of a Mother's Journey

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Overview

What would you do if you found out that the teenage daughter, who you had brought home from the hospital years ago, was switched at birth? Kathryn Kennish, the matriarch of an upper-class family, has her world turned upside down when she finds out that Bay, the daughter she has raised since birth with her husband, is actually the biological daughter of Regina, a single, working-class woman. Regina, meanwhile, has been raising the girl she brought home from the hospital, Daphne, who is Kathryn's biological daughter and who happens to be deaf.

During season one of the ABC Family show, as the two families struggle to come to terms with this shocking revelation, many others take interest in their story, including the media. Kathryn decides that she will tell the story in her own words. While personal, intimate, and specific to Switched at Birth fans' favorite characters, at its heart, this is a book about what makes a family, a family. Kathryn explores the controversial issues, as well as the blessings, that come with being a part of an "unconventional" family. These are themes that any family with children who are adopted, or disabled, or different-or just simply, any family who has ever felt not normal-will recognize, latch onto, and appreciate. Show description from ABC:
"Switched at Birth tells the story of two teenage girls who discover they were accidentally switched as newborns in the hospital. Bay Kennish grew up in a wealthy family with two parents and a brother. Meanwhile, Daphne Vasquez, who contracted meningitis and became deaf at an early age, grew up with a single mother in a working-class neighborhood. Things come to a dramatic head when the families meet and struggle to learn how to live together for the sake of the girls.
This season, the families must deal with the arrival of Bay's biological father Angelo (Gilles Marini), inflaming old passions and creating new rivalries. During their lawsuit with the hospital, the Kennishes find an unlikely ally in Angelo. But can he be trusted? Everyone struggles to navigate the complicated family dynamics as the girls clash in a love triangle with Emmett."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401312749
  • Publisher: Hyperion
  • Publication date: 8/28/2012
  • Sold by: DISNEY PUBLISHING WORLDWIDE -EBKS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 156,420
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • File size: 685 KB

Meet the Author


Kathryn Kennish is a mother-turned published author, who lives with her newly expanded family in Mission Hills, Missouri.
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  • Posted August 29, 2012

    This well written book will have you reeling to the very end. I

    This well written book will have you reeling to the very end. I truly enjoyed reading the book and learning about the family that was turned upside down due to the hospitals mistake. The struggles and tribulations they face can certainly bring others hope and guidance. I hope you all enjoy reading the book as much as I did

    23 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2012

    love the show love the book and it wasnt just a written version

    love the show love the book and it wasnt just a written version of the show it had alot of insite to it very well written

    18 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2012

    I love it

    The show is brilliant it an amazing book

    9 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2012

    Love the show

    I think the show is awsome. Im guessing the book will be even better because it will most likely have more thoughts and you will probably understand the show more

    9 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2012

    This book is a great edition to the show!

    If you love the tv show, youwill live this book as well. It adds great deoth to the character of Kathryn Kennish, and provides interesting background material. A quick read, but a great read nevertheless.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2012

    Is it n e good?

    Hey

    4 out of 32 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 1, 2013

    Its a Great Book!!!

    I love love love Switched at Birth. It is a great book to read from the 4th grade level to adult. I absolutely could not put it down I had to finish the book in one seating (that is hard to do in this day in age). Although I have to admit it is a fan based book, based on stuff that if you have watched the show you would know about. I feel that if you have never seen the show in your life, it might be a little hard to get into it. But then again I don't know, reading is all different for everyone. But if you love the show, definitely get the book. it will most likely remain in my personal library for years to come.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2012

    Hi

    I like the show sooooo ya know..........bye

    3 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2013

    Anonymous

    This is an amazing book! It is discriptive and and exciting. I recommend for everyone to read this book.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2013

    Swith at birth

    I love the show it is awesome and great!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2013

    love it

    i love this show i watching it every time i get home from school and i love this book i hope you go on with this show

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

    the tv show is amazing, i hope i will enjoy the book as well

    the tv show is amazing, i hope i will enjoy the book as well

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2013

    I love sab

    I love this book and the show!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2013

    I love switch at birth the book and the tv shows

    This book was great and also funny but it let a lot of moms know to always ask if their child is theirs or not.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2013

    The best book of the year

    If you want shocking this gives you plenty of it. So buy this book

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    Daeja

    Best movie ever

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2012

    review

    I waTCH THE SEREIS AND WHAT TO READ THE BOOK AND LIKED IT ALOT

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2015

    Love the show

    Comes on tonight yeeeeep

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2015

    It's a good book.

    It's really easy but is really good. I also love the show

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2014

    Best show ever

    Omg I watch it ever monday @8 on abc family

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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