Emily Bauer delivers a pitch-perfect performance as Lizzie, a 13-year-old girl whose best friend disappears. As Lizzie takes on the responsibility for finding Evie and saving her family from their grief, she fluctuates between wild fantasies and the dark reality of lost innocence. Since nearly everyone around her displays varying levels of misconduct, it’s up to Lizzie to find her own moral center and reconcile the terrible events she has become a part of. While the book is insightful and sensitively written, the subject matter can be difficult to listen to. The authenticity of Bauer’s whimsical, girlish narration is both compelling and disturbing as Lizzie reveals her growing empathy for the man who has taken her friend and uncovers secrets no child should know. A.M.R. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2011]
Trade Ed. Blackstone Audio 2011
CD ISBN 978-1441781710 $24.95 Seven CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781441781727 $29.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9781611138139 $17.47
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2011
CS ISBN 9781441781697 $44.95 Six cassettes
CD ISBN 9781441781703 $69.00 Seven CDs
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