Narrators Lauren Ezzo and Brittany Pressley create distinct, powerful portraits of 18-year-olds Biddy and Quincy, special education students who are placed in the same home. Biddy’s tenderness is lyrically expressed as she finds images to express her emotions. Quincy is sarcastic, sassy, and scornful of her new roommate. The unique gifts and strength of these characters are quickly apparent and compelling in Ezzo and Pressley’s alternating first-person narrations. Both narrators make dialect sing and the heroines’ poignant stories of abuse and prejudice sound genuine. The girls’ individual growth and mutual caring build believably until a violent experience unifies them and heightens the tension. Honest, haunting, at some times heartbreaking and at other times humorous, the story is ultimately triumphant. S.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2015]
Trade Ed. Brilliance Audio/ Candlewick 2015
CD ISBN 978-1-4915-8816-1 $19.99 Three CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4915-8834-5 $9.99 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-4915-8843-7 $9.99
Library Ed. Brilliance Audio/ Candlewick 2015
CD ISBN 978-1-4915-8825-3 $49.97 Three CDs
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