Trade Ed. Listening Library 2005
CD ISBN 0307243397 $35.00 Five CDs
DD ISBN 0307207161 $17.50
Library Ed. Listening Library 2005
CS ISBN 0307207099 $35.00 Four cassettes
CD ISBN 0307246264 $45.00 Five CDs
Katherine Kellgren's comedic timing is spot-on in her portrayal of a (nearly) 16-year-old English girl who wishes to someday be a stand-up comedian. Jess Jordan finds herself on holiday with her staid mother, despite her plans to spend the summer with her boyfriend. From this misadventure comes a sweet and touching story of a family coming together. Jess finds common ground with her mother, discovers the truth about her father, and watches her grandmother heal from tragedy. The underlying warmth of this coming-of-age story is reflected in Kellgren's tone, and the listener can hear the smiles shared by all at the end. M.R.P. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 06]
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