Library Ed. Bolinda Audio 2008
CD ISBN 9781742141138 $63.95 Five CDs
Stella has no way of knowing the effect the disappearance of a neighbor's child will have on her life. She also learns about her mom’s childhood—when a toddler disappeared while in her care. The stories intertwine, but history does not repeat itself. Nicky Talacko portrays the teenaged Stella, capturing her highs and lows as she struggles to understand how her life has been turned upside down. Talacko brings alive the cattiness of the neighbors, who don't really know much about what has happened but are willing to act as if they know for certain. She depicts Stella’s subtle impatience in dealing with adults and her uncertainty in dealing with her boyfriend. Overall, Talacko delivers a strong narration. J.E.M. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2009]
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