But everything changes for 14-year-old Matt when she moves in with peaceful Quakers Sam and Jessica Fox, who are active in the movement against the war in the Middle East.
Soon, conflict arises in town over the war, and suddenly, no one is safe. Matt fears for her safety and the safety of her new family. Could the boy who terrorizes her at school be behind it all? And how can she save the family she is actually growing to love when her fear always leaves her quaking?
©2007 Kathryn Erskine; (P)2008 Penguin
"Idealistic teens will be interested in Matt's growing acceptance of her new family, of Quaker values, and of her need to take action, rather than simply observe." (Booklist)
As the author, I want to commend Rena Strober for doing such a wonderful job of capturing Matt's voice! Thanks, Rena! Check out the sample and see if you agree.
"A great listen"
One of the best I've listened to by an author who was new to me
I loved it when it dawns on Matt that she has gifts and talents and is capable of being loved
I loved the way Strober built tension and emotion into her narration
It made me laugh and cry at different stages
Can't wait to listen to more by both author and narrator
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