Trade Ed. Listening Library 2005
CD ISBN $30.00 Five CDs
DD ISBN $21.00
Ruby Oliver can't understand why making a list of every boy she has ever known, been friends with, had a crush on, or been “crushed on” should help with her panic attacks. But when her therapist insists, Ruby goes on a journey of self-discovery. From childhood friendships to first loves turned sour, Mandy Siegfried does a good job of narrating the various dynamics a freshman can have with the opposite sex. Using tones that are funny and at times poignant, Siegfried avoids making Ruby sound like a shallow teenager. She also realistically portrays intense parents, sullen boys, and moody friends. The eye-catching title, intriguing cover, and quirky premise will entice teen listeners. J.M.S. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/SEP 05]
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