Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America 2005
CS ISBN 1405650753 $32.95 Four cassettes
CD ISBN 1754067475 $34.95 Four CDs
Kim Hicks begins on a bright note in her reading of this story of Jenna, a 13-year-old obsessed with becoming an airline captain. Hicks's reading becomes more serious as Jenna struggles with her grandfather's grief over her grandmother's recent death and her brother's continued association with a local delinquent. Hicks brings the listener closer to Jenna through her expressive reading of dialogue and does an excellent job with the story's many interior monologues and flashbacks. She also builds tension as Jenna's situation becomes ever more serious and the story takes a number of surprising turns. An absorbing production sure to hook most listeners. A.F. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 06]
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