©1994 Sharon M. Draper; (P)2003 Recorded Books,LLC
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I was so surprised to remember I used to read this when I was in high school for the first time. Sharon Draper was my favorite author at the time since "Copper sun" became one of my favorite read. I am a person with good memory and want to collect the books that I once read in high school and have them in my audible library. This is definitely a good read and listening to it makes be proud and happy.
This is a good story; definitely a high interest novel for high schoolers, but anyone would like it. Some of the subtle preachiness wasn't so subtle. It was a nice audio to listen to on my 3hr drive.
The performers were good...especially during the first half. I prefer audios that feature a cast of voices rather than the reader performing all of the parts. Unfortunately, there were a few parts were the male and female dialogue was read by the man and similarly there were segments that had the a female reading both parts of a dialogue. I do not understand why because for most of the rendition each character had the same person assigned to read. Maybe they had a schedule to keep and a couple of people were absent so characters were double assigned. That was slightly annoying but overall a pretty authentic performance.
At any rate, I'm not disappointed to have purchased this audio.
I have never read a novel that caused me to become so emotionally invested in it. This is a real life novel depicting real life situations that people, young and old, face on a daily basis. Wonderful, wonderful literature.
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