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About 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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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion (August 28, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401312756
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401312756
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #380,625 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is very well written and easy to read.
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The book was good because it had more particulars that the show did not have time to include in the story.
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It also helps to show that nothing can stand in the way of a parents {mothers} love for their children.
Zapkode Marie

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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By LazyBum on September 1, 2012
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Switched at Birth: The True Story of a Mother's Journey retells the many of the stories from the first 22 episodes of the TV series Switched at Birth from the point of view of series character Katheryn Kennish. Different plots from the series receive different levels of attention (there is a lot of focus on the events of the pilot, for example, and, understandably, there is relatively little about Bay and Emmett's relationship).

The book has its moments. Sure, there isn't anything groundbreaking here, but there are quite a few little moments that weren't seen on the TV show. For example, we get to find out Toby's initial reaction to learning Bay is not his biological sister, we get to learn how John and Katheryn met, and we get to see an interesting scene between Katheryn and Adrianna after they find out that Regina has known about the switch for 13 years. Additionally, Katheryn's thoughts provide some interesting insights into moments we did see in the show.

The writing is fine. It's not as beautiful as Shakespeare, nor as complex as Finnegan's Wake, but it gets the job done. It's at a young adult level.

Should you buy it? It depends. If you are looking for lots of new stories, this book isn't for you. If you are a casual watcher of the show, this book probably isn't for you. If, however, you are a fan of the show who is looking for a few "deleted scene" type stories and a different perspective with insights into familiar plot lines, this book is worth a read.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 3, 2012
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If you have watched the show Switched at Birth this book is a bit more in depth of what the creators don't have time to expand on. Its nice to see a little into the relationship Bay has with her family before her different personality front she takes in the show. Its from Mother Kennish point of view, which is great since their views on certain things were just cut short for me. Its also nice to read/learn more of Toby, he is kind of a left out sidekick in the show. I do wish there was a little more of Regina and Daphne then there was but overall this book was great.

Have a Happily Ever After.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Arilvr161 on September 7, 2012
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It is a really nice book to read, easy and interesting. But... be careful... If you are not a fan of the show don't even bother reading it... Switched at Birth is currently my favorite series so, for me, it was worth the money and the read... <3!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Zapkode Marie on December 20, 2012
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{my thoughts} - I enjoyed this book It helped to give more insight on where Kathryn sits in the whole {switched at birth} issue. It helps to see what has happened to their family since it had been discovered. It also helps to show that nothing can stand in the way of a parents {mothers} love for their children.

{reason for reading} - I watch the show on {abc family}
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By misskelsey on September 21, 2012
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What would happen if one day you find out that your daughter was switched at birth. Then finding out your biological daughter is deaf. Kathryn tells us what it was like finding out her daughter Bay was switched as a newborn. Meating her real daughter, Daphne and learning she got sick at three years old, and lost her hearing. Letting Daphne and her mom Regina, mom move into the gesthouse in their back yard.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R. Tustin on September 22, 2012
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I read this because I watch the show on tv It is well written and follows the tv show.I realy enjoyed it
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 21, 2012
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This book is very well written and easy to read. I fell in love with the characters. Katherine Kenish knows how to write.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By An old lady on August 28, 2012
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I love the show, and so when I heard of this book I knew I would buy it first thing hoping to gain new insight. But I have read almost half and it is just a retelling of the first few episodes. Nothing is in the book that was not shown on screen, and besides that, it is writen on about a 7th grade reading level.
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