Retail pak HighBridge Audio 2001
CS ISBN 1565115120 $29.95 Five cassettes
Icy Sparks is a sparkly, sharp name for a character who struggles to keep her own stars in an acceptable orbit. Raised by her grandparents in Kentucky hill country, Icy tries to fit in despite the inexplicable urges that consume her. Immediately, the listener can empathize with the narrator: What did happen to people, especially children, who had to cope with conditions like Tourette's syndrome before it was understood and recognized? Kate Miller's rendering of the lyrical accent and pent-up emotion is admirable. An engrossing story is smoothly interpreted by Miller; all Icy's frustration, courage, and humor are there for the reader to experience, right up to the inspiring ending. L.B.F. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 01]
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