Narrator Kathleen McInerney flawlessly depicts the joys and sorrows of 11-year-old Thyme Owens and her family as they move to New York City from San Diego to treat 5-year-old Val's nerve cancer. Listeners hear Thyme's first-person perspective as she hopes for her brother's full recovery and feel her conflicting emotions as she longs for her old life. She keeps pieces of paper that note time she "earns" doing her chores, hoping to use the time to visit California. McInerney's thoughtful rendering of Val is inspiring and heartbreaking as he bravely faces his treatments. The parents' contrasting personalities and glimpses of Thyme's school life and first crush add moments of normalcy. COUNTING THYME will help other middle schoolers coping with similar situations. S.G.B. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2016]
Trade Ed. Listening Library 2016
CD ISBN 9780147525673 $45.00 Seven CDs
DD ISBN 9780147525680 $23.00
Library Ed. Listening Library
CD ISBN 9780147525697 $45.00 Seven CDs
DD ISBN 9780147525703 $56.00
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