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  • The Perfectionists

  • By: Sara Shepard
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Morris
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 91

Musical genius Mackenzie is desperate to get into Juilliard, even if it means playing a duet with her best friend's boyfriend. Beautiful Ava isn't above using her assets to get an A. Athletic Caitlin is one goal away from a soccer scholarship - if she can call a time-out on her relationship drama. Popular Julie has it all - literally, thanks to her hoarder mom - and will do anything to keep her family's secret. And former It Girl Parker is experimenting with her wild side.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Good

  • By Hayley on 10-19-15

Love Sara Shepard

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-18

I'd like to call this a guilty pleasure, but I don't really believe in guilt when it comes to pleasure. This book was thoroughly enjoyable in Sara Shepard's weird, screwed up sort of way. I definitely connected with some of the girls more than others, but I thought it was a huge improvement over her Pretty Little Liars books when it came to the relationships between the girls.
#JadedTeen #Cynical #Tagsgiving #Sweepstakes

  • Royals

  • By: Rachel Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Amanda Leigh Cobb
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 111

Meet Daisy Winters. She's an offbeat 16-year-old Floridian with mermaid-red hair; a part-time job at a bootleg Walmart, and a perfect older sister who's nearly engaged to the Crown Prince of Scotland. Daisy has no desire to live in the spotlight, but relentless tabloid attention forces her to join Ellie at the relative seclusion of the castle across the pond. While the dashing young Miles has been appointed to teach Daisy the ropes of being regal, the prince's roguish younger brother kicks up scandal wherever he goes, and tries his best to take Daisy along for the ride.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really fun listen

  • By Jon R. on 06-04-18

Really fun listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-04-18

Rachel Hawkins has never disappointed us. Her books are fun to listen to and the whole family always loves them. She writes great characters, and this book isn't really the type of book we normally like (sci-fi/fantasy all the way), but we all adored it. Loved the protagonist, but all of the side characters really shined just like in her Hex Hall books.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: 2 Fuzzy, 2 Furious

  • By: Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
  • Narrated by: Abigail Revasch, Tara Sands
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

After foiling the nefarious plot of an amateur supervillain, Squirrel Girl is finally finding her groove - and group texting with the Avengers, like, all the time. Doreen, on the other hand, is still trying to navigate friendships, evil teachers, and all the pitfalls that come with middle school. (Seriously, it's complicated.)

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kick butts and eat nuts

  • By Jon R. on 03-19-18

Kick butts and eat nuts

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-19-18

Would you listen to The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: 2 Fuzzy, 2 Furious again? Why?

We've already listened to it several times. It's such a fun story. Our whole family loves it. I love how it sneaks lessons into it about the real world.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

We laughed through the whole thing.

Any additional comments?

Really fun, easy listen. My kids love the Squirrel Girl books and also the new Black Panther book. Keep up the great work, Marvel.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Switched

  • By: Jen Calonita
  • Narrated by: Kristin Condon
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16

Gilly and her friends are back at Fairy Tale Reform School - this time for vocational school! But when a new kid, Jack, gets thrown into FTRS for planting magic beans, Gilly realizes that something bad is brewing with the giants. Gilly and her friends know they need a plan to stop them, but delinquent Jack can't help but remind Gilly how good it feels to be bad. And with her sister still on the run with Rumpelstiltskin and seemingly involved with the giants, Gilly's going to have to make some big choices....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • best book ever

  • By Nancy on 05-27-18

Great fairytale fun.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-19-18

Would you listen to Switched again? Why?

Absolutely. The story is fun and engaging. The narrator is excellent. My kids - 12 and 8 - are adoring this series. We can't wait for more!

What did you like best about this story?

I like how flawed the characters are. They screw up and there are real consequences for that.

Any additional comments?

Great series. Highly recommend it.