Very interesting exploration for answers. Questions posed and explored from seemingly all angles. Nicely done.
Very well read. I felt as if I were in the room listening in on the conversations.
The voices were really good.
When one of the boys opens up about being Gay.
When the main Character realizes the good that has come from speaking up, and out.
Recommended for middle school or older.
The twists and turns in the story.
The voice was a great match. He did a wonderful job with narrations and characters.
I loved Becca Battoe as the reader. Her voice was perfect for my imagination to grasp ahold of the characters.
Her voice and character voice changes were very well done. in each scene I was clear about the voices. She was consistent with the voices, so I was always aware of which character was talking. Her voice was perfect for Anna!
Yes, I laughed. I laughed at the crazy sexual relationship the main characters had, and I was so mad at Christian at one point in the story also.
Yes. because you really see Anastasia come to life in this book.
Anastasia shooting Jack!
Yes. To friends who can handle the sexual content in this book.
When the love a woman is the only hope to free the chains of fear.
Becca Battoe does a phenomenal job bringing life to the characters in this book.
Manjiro is my favorite character. Manjiro holds on to his culture, draws from his past experiences, knowledge of what he knows is right and wrong, while looking for guidance from his elders. Manjiro is a positive role model demonstrating patience, adaptability, intelligence, and maturity. He is a curious boy, who appreciates education and is not afraid to work hard.
Mr. Yaegashi performed wonderfully in all characters. I particularly liked how he performed the Japanese language parts.
Perfect book for school and classroom readings because it touches on poverty, Japanese history, american history, the gold rush, American and Japanese prejudice, and ties it all together with samurai lessons that make the foundation of Manjiro's character.
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