Karissa Vacker's tones are subdued as she narrates the first-person story of 16-year-old Sarah. Her muted performance matches the heroine's depressed affect. But there lurks in Vacker's restraint an edge that hints at Sarah's emotional tornadoes. Sarah, always renewed by art, suddenly finds that she can't draw. She wanders Philadelphia seeking originality. And she finds it in discovering versions of herself at different ages. The skills of author and narrator make a seamless transition into magical realism. Vacker's volume rises in chilling bursts when Sarah returns home and confronts her father's abuse and the cruelties that have taken place in school. Listeners will cheer for this resilient heroine and welcome the peace she finds at last. S.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2016]
Trade Ed. Listening Library 2016
CD ISBN 9780735287518 $45.00 Seven CDs
DD ISBN 9780735287525 $23.00
Library Ed. Listening Library 2016
CD ISBN 9780735287532 $45.00 Seven CDs
DD ISBN 9780735287549 $56.00
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