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Brookline, MA, USA
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  • Pool Boy

  • By: Michael Simmons
  • Narrated by: Chad Lowe
  • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

Fifteen-year-old Brett Gerson is the kind of kid you love to hate. He's smug, arrogant, rude, and filthy rich. When his dad is jailed for insider trading, his family loses everything and Brett has to face life without the mansion, the Mercedes, and his beloved $5,000 stereo. But his attitude begins to change when he's forced to take a summer job assisting Alfie Moore, the 70-year-old guy who used to clean his swimming pool.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good book

  • By Simon on 02-13-05

good book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-13-05

Really realistic description of this age and the wry self-conciousness that develops.
quite funny at times and very sad also. All three of my kids liked it enough that we have played the tape many times.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Indigo's Star

  • By: Hilary McKay
  • Narrated by: Helen Lederer
  • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

It's back to school for the start of a new term. Indigo's returning after a bout of glandular fever and is dreading it. Rose is worrying about Indigo, and her new glasses. Saffy is busy dictating Rose's homework answers, while Caddy agonizes over ways to dump her current boyfriend. And their mother, Eve, is busy trying to dry her latest painting with a hairdryer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Loved it!!

  • By A. J. McConachie on 03-11-07

great book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-12-05

This is a wonderful book. The characters are complex and well described. It is poignant and also very funny. My kids love it, we have played the tape many times.