Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America 2007
CD ISBN 978-1-4056-5680-1 $34.95 Four CDs
This humorous, insightful story will resonate with any young listener who has ever been "dumped" by a significant other. After Bella loses her boyfriend to her best friend and Danny loses his girlfriend because he's too possessive, they're both approached by the Ex-Files, a secret group dedicated to helping "dumpees" cope with their heartache. Bella and Danny's stories are told in alternate chapters, with narrators Tom Lawrence and Gillian Walton doing an excellent job portraying the bewilderment, disbelief, and pain experienced by teenagers whose first loves reject them and move on. Equally engaging and sympathetic, the narrators convey the longing and self-delusion of the spurned lovers but also allow glimmers of hope to creep into their voices as time passes. M.H.N. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 08]
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