Inside Out Girl, clearly narrated at a relaxed pace by Jennifer Bradshaw, is the poignant, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting story of Rachel, a single and often overbearing mother who wishes she could control every aspect of her and her children’s lives.
The publisher of a dying parenting magazine, Rachel’s life is anything but in control when she pulls over to the side of the road to help a stranded motorist and widower, Len, and his developmentally disabled daughter - known as the "inside out girl" at Rachel’s children's school for wearing her clothes wrong.
A romance brews and, while not easy, Rachel slowly remembers what it’s like to love and be loved - even during the tough, uncontrollable times of life that will inevitably come.
Rachel Berman wants everything to be perfect. An overprotective single mother of two, she is acutely aware of the statistical dangers lurking around every corner - which makes her snap decision to aid a stranded motorist wholly uncharacteristic. Len Bean is stuck on the shoulder with Olivia, his relentlessly curious, learning disabled ten-year-old daughter. To the chagrin of Rachel's children, who are about to be linked to the most-mocked girl in school, Rachel and Len begin dating. And when Len receives terrible news, little Olivia needs a hero more than ever.
But the world refuses to be predictable. When personal crisis profoundly alters Rachel's relationship with a wild, very special little girl, this perfectionist mother finds herself drawn into a mystery from her past and toward a new appreciation for her own children's imperfect lives.
©2008 Tish Cohen (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Unbelievable, unlikable characters. I thought maybe eventually it'd go somewhere, but nope. I thought maybe it was actually written for teens & tried to think like a teen, but even that didn't help. Poorly written mediocre narration at best. Don't waste your time or money. Sorry I did.
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