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by | Read by Curtis McClarin

Children Ages 10+ • 5.25 hrs. • Abridged • © 2006

Curtis McClarin takes no small steps in his energetic reading of Sachar's sequel of sorts to HOLES (1998). He gives a distinctly African-American voice to this story of ticket scalping, teenage love, crime, and redemption. Two years after their release from a juvenile detention camp, Armpit and X-Ray meet up to join in a ticket-scalping venture. Armpit has no idea that he's taking the first steps on an adventure that will lead him into the worlds of entertainment, intrigue, romance, and heartbreak and will put his own life at risk to foil a plot to murder a teenage diva, Kaira DeLeon. McClarin gives honest, believable voices to Armpit, Kaira, and the rest of the characters. In particular, he gives a touching portrayal of Armpit's neighbor Ginny, a 10-year-old white girl with cerebral palsy. S.E.S. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 06]



Trade Ed. • Listening Library • 2006

CS ISBN 0307282228 $25.00 • Three cassettes

CD ISBN 0307282236 $30.00 • Five CDs

DD ISBN 0307282244 $21.00


Library Ed. • Listening Library • 2006

CS ISBN 0307282252 $30.00 • Three cassettes

CD ISBN 0307282260 $45.00 • Five CDs

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