AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter


by | Read by Ramon de Ocampo

Children Ages 8+ • 6.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2022

Narrator Ramon de Ocampo gets interpersonal relationships just right when describing the upheavals that erupt when 12 seventh graders from Fawn Creek (aka Yawn Creek), Louisiana, meet the newly arrived, mysterious Orchid Mason. Orchid, born in New York City and recently hailing from Paris, regales them with stories from all over the world until her true identity is revealed. De Ocampo differentiates the many alternating perspectives, deepening several through their responses to Orchid. Grayson, referred to by his brother as "Gayson," grows into his own gender individuality. Shy Dorothy becomes Deedee and speaks up to bullies. De Ocampo even portrays the regret of bullying Janie and strengthens themes of self-acceptance, friendship, and hope. S.W. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2022]

Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2022

DD ISBN 9780063219809 $20.99

Advertisement Advertisement
The latest audiobook reviews, right in your inbox.

Get our FREE Newsletter and discover a world of audiobooks.


AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.


Thank you for signing up.



Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×


Thank you for signing up!

Our group will review and follow up soon.

Back Home ×