Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2009
CS ISBN 9781441701992 $34.95 Three cassettes
CD ISBN 9781441702005 $55.00 Three CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781441702036 $29.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Seventh grade can be tough. Fortunately, Matilda has two good friends and a loving family. Unfortunately, she also has a giant collection of pig memorabilia that she no longer loves, boy trouble, and a mother who has developed agoraphobia. Tavia Gilbert's girlish tones portray the emotions of 13-year-olds perfectly: the fast, eager speech when talking about an enthusiasm, the hesitancy when talking to a special boy, the sad whispers when referring to a sick sibling. When Gilbert turns her vocal talents to the adults in Matilda's life, she captures their world-weariness in a raspy growl or a sigh. Gilbert makes the most of this slight coming-of-age story. G.A.D. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2010]
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