In this powerful audiobook, an utterly believable, bitterly ironic heroine speaks for many a disenfranchised teenager while learning that, although it's hard to speak up for yourself, keeping your mouth shut is worse.
©1999 Laurie Halse Anderson; (P)2000 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
I am a miracle worker. Doing what I can to choose love over fear.
If the person is still in High-school and in need of anti-heroine.
The art teacher: he saw poptions instead of limitations
This was too ordinary. I would say "Bruiser" is far more advanced.
Yes. If it was played by Selena Gomez
Pre-teens longing for High school will love this "adult" book in their eyes. I would have given it a higher rating if it was in the kids category. I love diaries in fiction. Still I could not finish this listen.
I think the concept if the story is great, but I was frustrated with how much of a victim the main character was throughout most if the story. The reader wanted her to fight, and to talk to someone about what she was going through, but she was paralyzed with grief. It wasn't until the end, when she took control of her life, that I began to enjoy the story. I think that should have happened sooner, or she should have started to make progress sooner. Readers like a main character who is a fighter.
I loved the art teacher. He was a little crazy, but eventually reached her.
When she finally fights back!
Yes, but there were times when I almost turned it off. In the end, I'm glad I didn't.
I commend the author in tackling this subject.
I would recommend this story to a friend because I think the message is important.
I felt gratified.
No, this is not a book that I would want to hear more of.
If you are a teenager, then this book may be more for you.
The story could have been better as could the reader. She has a slight lisp sound with the letter "s."
The entire first half was S-L-O-W! I'd probably cut from that section.
A younger friend recommended this book to me, but it is apparent that I am not interested in young adult fiction any longer.
How it tapped into the reality of teenage life and reality of their emotions and how they cope.
I haven't found one like it yet.
I didn't have an extreme reaction to it, I just was able to relate to the teenage emotions. It made me remember the hurt and pain that can come from teenage years and how it could seem so impossible at that time.
This was a great story and the narrator was excellent. My daughter and I listened to it together and it opened up some important conversations. A mother daughter must.
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