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by | Read by Lincoln Hoppe

Children Ages 8+ • 9.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2014

Narrator Lincoln Hoppe is the voice of 12-year-old Tommy, who is growing up in a small Midwestern town during the height of McCarthyism and the Red Scare. Tommy sees himself as a cowboy. His parents view him as a disappointment. Teachers perceive him as a polite, nice-looking, smart student. His classmates, however, know him as the bully he is. Hoppe uses a steady, unembellished delivery to get inside the head of this complex boy, letting us see that the bully is often as injured as his victims. The story--although burdened with preachiness and too many issues wrapped up too neatly--is compelling as Tommy develops awareness and responsibility for his actions, finding ways to atone while bringing his community together. N.E.M. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2015]

Trade Ed. • Listening Library • 2014

DD ISBN 9780553396607 $25.00


Library Ed. • Listening Library • 2014

CD ISBN 9780553396614 $55.00 • Eight CDs

DD ISBN 9780553396621 $63.00

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