Trade Ed. Recorded Books 2007
CS ISBN 978-1-4281-7207-4 $41.95 Seven cassettes
Library Ed. Recorded Books 2007
CS ISBN 978-1428172067 $56.75 Seven cassettes
CD ISBN 978-1-4281-7211-1 $77.75 Eight CDs
Gilda is brazen and self-focused as she maneuvers her way into a trip to England, where her friend, Wendy, is headed for a piano competition. At first, it's difficult to differentiate between the two girls, which is confusing. But Jessica Almasy's narration develops along with the story, building suspense through pace and tone. After arriving in England, Almasy exaggerates the characteristics that make Gilda so outrageous while she creates a quieter, almost depressed Wendy--who doubts both her ability and her sanity. Gilda's character is pure teenager--shifting between naïve and knowing, self-centered and generous, omnipotent and confused. Gilda's voice gets louder while Wendy's gets quieter, angrier. While the plot has some holes, Almasy creates a satisfying whole. W.L.S. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2008]
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