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by | Read by Rachel Botchan

Young Adult Young Adult • 13 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2009

Rachel Botchan realizes every opportunity to capture the ironic, dramatic voice that has drawn fans to Sarah Dessen ever since her first book. This book's heroine, Auden, is a studious girl who's acted like an adult for most of her 17 years. She embraces the attitudes of her haughty academic mother, including a horror of her "extraneous, overblown, exuberant" stepmother. All that changes when Auden spends the summer between senior year and college in a beach town, living with her father, stepmother, and newborn stepsister. Auden makes friends with a clique of girls, a mysterious young man, and, most importantly, her real self. Botchan perfectly renders the teenage dialogue and emotionally charged situations upon which Dessen has built her reputation. S.W. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2009]



Trade Ed. • Penguin Audio • 2009

CD ISBN 9780143144663 $34.95 • Eleven CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2009

CS ISBN 9781440730238 $88.75 • Eleven cassettes

CD ISBN 9781440730269 $108.75 • Eleven CDs

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