helpful different fun
Learning how to tell if a teen is on drugs or having mental health problems
This is the first time I've listened to Dan Harder. I owned the paperback, and this audio version is first rate. It sounds like a professional on television.
Things You Don't Know About Life, But Need To
If you or someone you know is having problems, it is a great book. But, if you aren't having problems, it is an even better book, because it gives advice on stress management and has lots of information that you can share with your friends. I love that so many doctors were interviewed for this book. You get dozens of opinions instead of just one.
scary addictive engrossing
Things just kept happening to the protagonist. Her normal looking life came apart piece by piece as she worked to figure out why people kept kiling themselves.
She brought the story to life.
Worse that your worst nightmare, because you can't even dream this stuff up.
It's not overly gory even though it talks about violent acts. Be ready for a family that is dysfunctional below the surface, medical people that aren't trying to cure anyone, an uppity person that loses their tall and an ending you aren't predicting. It is sexy in places but it's real -- it doesn't have supernatural or fantasy stuff. It's like the worst things that could actually happen. In the middle of it all, a sweet cat, best friends, a psychiatric hospital, a police department and a girl who's trying to find her way. I've got to listen again to see how many clues I catch the second go round. This seems to be the author's first novel but the red herrings, plotting and character development are very professional. She focuses on the characters while giving you just enough scene to build the picture in your mind. A must read if you like thrillers or suspense!
I could sit back and feel like I was there. It took me back to childhood at first, riding my bike with my friends. Then, I felt the freedom of living in Monte Carlo. Then, the raw excitement and courage I would have to muster to survive in the jungle. I listened in just two sittings because I couldn't stop.
Without giving anything away, I loved her time with the tribe in the jungle and the ending.
It has to be Whitney, although I loved Ben, the bad guy, too.
I cried when the baby was kidnapped from her and I laughed at her trying to figure out boys. I cried a few other times, too, like when she kept getting uprooted.
This book reads better than a typical book made for middle grades because it doesn't talk down to anyone. I forgot I was listening to a book for kids, other than some of the narrator's interpretations. But, it doesn't have anything a parent wouldn't want a 10 year old to hear. It teaches about dfferent countries and family and responsibility but is so exciting you can't stop to eat or sleep.
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