In this mesmerizing first novel, Amy Hassinger captures the cruelties and passions of adolescence with eloquence, tenderness and a fearless sensuality. In Nina, she has created an unforgettable character and launched a stunning new career.
©2003 Amy Hassinger; (P)2003 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.
"An unsettling and acutely sensitive debut." (Booklist)
"Tender and brutal... and very honest." (Chris Offutt, author)
"Stage and screen actress Mia Barron truly brings this troubled character to life in this eerily seductive narrative...an exceptional audio adaptation." (Publishers Weekly)
This is one of the best audiobooks I've "read".
I'm so sad that the author doesn't have other books.
I went and bought the book so I could read it again more quickly.
This is a good book. It's not always easy to listen to--not because of the narrator, but because it's painful to hear the story of adolescence, especially that of Nina, the main character. But it's worth listening to. The author does an excellent job of storytelling and the narrator does a good reading of the book. You cheer for Nina, you cry for her, you recognize parts of yourself in her...she's a very REAL character. It's not a light and fluffy read or listen--there's depth here.
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