I wasn't too thrilled with the narrator's voice. She did a great job with the book, but I felt that the voice was just slightly too old for the main character.
It was interesting to go back in time and learn what it was like to not understand AIDS, and not just for children, but not even the medical and scientific communities understood what it was yet. It's heartbreaking to think about the trauma AIDS patients suffered at the hands of a society that didn't know yet what to do with this disease.
Middle aged wife, mother, student and full time worker. I listen to books using my phone, especially when I drive/travel for work.
Good story with interesting and believable characters. The setting in a past time frame and references to historic issues of that time were interesting. I was able to reflect on those times and remember them.
I enjoyed listening to this book. I was able to connect with the characters, and enjoyed watching how their relationships changed during the course of the book.
masterful teenage perspective
This book so perfectly captured the teenage reaction to a new disease in the world that affected the family personally. The relationships, conversations, feelings, and story overall were very believable.
The book is so engaging that you lose yourself in the sound of the readers voice. I listened every chance I got.
The way the story weaves through the lives of characters is just so well timed.
The freedom to listen to the book when you have to other things such as drive or do a workout at the gym.
Yes, I wanted to listen to the whole thing at once. Unfortunately, my life does not allow that but it was the quickest book I have been through in a while.
I bought the book because I thought the concept intriguing. I liked it--but I didn't love it.
I have a segment of friends that might enjoy this novel as much, or perhaps more than I did. And another segment that I would not recommend this book to at all.
She did a good job.
non-judgemental, coming-of-age, seventies
the setting of this story, 70's suburbia and NYC, and the release of taboo, AIDS and forbidden love, from an adolescent's view point that is not too loaded with other baggage to cloud the issues and themes makes it a fresh read, alarming too, in that a girl is heading into the unknown in the city....
She does flesh out the main character nicely.
a teen dealing with death is especially hard, not that it's ever easy. Emotions then are so amplified then it seems.
an enjoyable listen, that seemed to fit the changing of seasons, now to cooler, darker fall.
This is an excellent novel if you like listening to an overly dramatic, whiny 14 year old girl for several hours.
If I heard the names, Toby or Finn a few more hundred times in this book I was going to delete it, but the book finally came to an end, ,thank goodness
Anything! I found the story excruciating. The endless descriptions of every thought that went through the girl's head about everything and everyone was endless. I constantly found my thoughts wandering and just could not be interested in every thought she was having.
I don't know. I couldn't finish it.