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by | Read by Jeff Ebner, John Schu

Children Ages 10+ • 3.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2024

Jeff Ebner deftly presents this autobiographical story of Jake, who suffers from multiple maladies, including anorexia. Listeners meet the once vibrant 13-year-old, who loves musicals and volunteers to read to nursing home residents--until he hears a vicious inner voice telling him he's worthless and must stop eating. Compellingly rendered chapters convey Jake's experience with inpatient therapy, while the writing-in- verse captures his unsettled mind. Equally moving are Jake's diverse fellow patients and their own punishing battles with eating disorders. Jake's cheerful and encouraging grandmother is Ebner's standout performance. Audio enhances the gratifying conclusion, with author John Schu personally adding further thoughts that will be inspiring for listeners of all ages. S.G.B. © AudioFile 2024, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2024]

Trade Ed. • Listening Library • 2024

DD ISBN 9780593943021 $15.00


Library Ed. • Listening Library • 2024

DD ISBN 9780593943038 $38.00

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