Library Ed. Bolinda Audio 2004
CD ISBN $72.00 Nine CDs
DD ISBN $34.97
WHILE I LIVE introduces the new Ellie Chronicles trilogy. The book opens with Ellie Linton discovering the gruesome massacre of her parents, and from there is a roller- coaster ride of brutality and bloodshed. Suzi Dougherty’s narration, in the voice of 17-year-old Ellie, is a straightforward, almost emotionless, reading. Her dispassionate retelling of border raids, innocent victims, and senseless violence delivers a powerful antiwar message. Credibility is stretched by clichéd adults who are all either evil or lacking the moral fiber to stand up for the weak and defenseless. In spite of that weakness, older teens will admire the strong youth who have the courage to stand firm in the face of adversity. N.E.M. 2006 Audie Award Finalist © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/SEP 05]
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