Book pak Recorded Books 1996
CS ISBN 0788706853 $34.00 Four cassettes
In her junior year of high school, Kim Andrews suddenly feels herself to be the "other." Her Japanese-American heritage and the identity of the father who died before her birth have meant little to her during her Midwestern childhood. At 16, they obsess her. Christina Moore delivers a straightforward reading of Kim's journey of discovery without significant voicing, using instead pacing and intonation to mirror Kim's moods. Even in the case of the Japanese-American friends and family Kim locates in California, Moore effectively uses hesitancy and pauses rather than accent to imply language differences and bilingual speech patterns. Moore's quiet reading will have strong appeal for teens searching for their own cultural identities. T.B. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPT 97]
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