Narrator Kyla Garcia's portrayal of Julia, a first-generation Mexican-American daughter of undocumented immigrants, brings the frustrated, angst-ridden teenager to life. After her sister's accidental death, Julia struggles with the expectation that she will step into her sister's role, giving up her own ambitions. Julia's depression and anxiety, as well as her grief over her sister's death and the distress of discovering her sister's secrets, are deftly voiced through inflections and other vocal cues. Garcia gives each of the secondary characters a unique voice, including an appropriate accent. Despite some slightly distracting mouth sounds and an often slow-paced narration, this coming-of-age story's timely topics make it a worthy listen. A.L.S.M. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2017]
Trade Ed. Listening Library 2017
DD ISBN 9781524782238 $25.00
Library Ed. Listening Library 2017
CD ISBN 9781524782245 $60.00 Eight CDs
DD ISBN 9781524782252 $63.00
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