Between friends, family, and adjusting to life in a small town, Astrid Jones, a New York City transplant, has a lot on her plate. Her one constant is her ritual of sending love towards airplane passengers flying over her backyard—love she doesn’t have to worry about being returned. Devon Sorvari’s portrayal of Astrid as monotone, self-deprecating, and unemotional makes Astrid a hard character to empathize with. Also, the characters of several high school girls are poorly differentiated, making parts of the story difficult to follow. However, Sorvari’s portrayal of Astrid’s immediate family provides depth and aids the listener’s understanding of her character. This performance may take a bit longer to become invested in, but it’s worth the listen. C.C. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2012]
Trade Ed. Listening Library 2012
DD ISBN 9780449015100 $18.00
Library Ed. Listening Library 2012
CD ISBN 9780449015117 $50.00 Seven CDs
DD ISBN 9780449015124 $47.00
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