Narrator Lisa Flanagan lends her voice to a 2019 National Book Award Young People's Literature finalist. In 1940s Chicago, teenager Frankie and her siblings live in a Catholic orphanage. Pearl, a ghost who lives there, too, observes the people, both alive and dead, who surround her. Drawn to Frankie, Pearl easily slips into her mind while witnessing her life. Flanagan provides a stellar performance, embodying all the characters irrespective of their corporeal state. Imbued with deep emotions, Flanagan's voice is well suited to Ruby's story. Listeners with discerning ears may notice a few early spots of uneven sound quality. Regardless, this is an audible treat for those who like their ghost stories to be more poignant than frightening. A.L.S.M. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2019]
Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2019
DD ISBN 9780062965127 $26.99
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