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Jennifer Summers

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  • The Sun Is Also a Star

  • By: Nicola Yoon
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin, Raymond Lee, Dominic Hoffman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,101

I'm a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I'm definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is 12 hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won't be my story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully written love story

  • By BookLuvr73 on 12-16-16

Wow! Just wow.

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

Reviewed: 02-12-18

It’s not often I finish a book and say, “Wow!” - but this one hit on all levels. It took me by surprise at the beginning, trying to follow the character shifts, but stick with it; I promised it will pull you in. A story that makes you want to keep hoping.

  • Orphan Island

  • By: Laurel Snyder
  • Narrated by: Kim Mai Guest
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 69

On the island, everything is perfect. The sun rises in a sky filled with dancing shapes; the wind, water, and trees shelter and protect those who live there; when the nine children go to sleep in their cabins, it is with full stomachs and joy in their hearts. And only one thing ever changes, on that day each year when a boat appears from the mist upon the ocean carrying one young child to join them - and taking the eldest one away, never to be seen again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Too many unanswered questions

  • By Jennifer Summers on 12-13-17

Too many unanswered questions

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

Reviewed: 12-13-17

Overall my 10 yr old daughter thought the story was pretty good. The main character sometimes made her mad, and she found the ending frustrating because there were so many unanswered questions. But the story itself was very interesting and engaging. If the ending had been wrapped up better, she said she would have given it 5 stars

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Pax

  • By: Sara Pennypacker
  • Narrated by: Michael Curran-Dorsano
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 935
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 837
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 839

Pax and Peter have been inseparable ever since Peter rescued him as a kit. But one day the unimaginable happens: Peter's dad enlists in the military and makes him return the fox to the wild. At his grandfather's house 300 miles away from home, Peter knows he isn't where he should be - with Pax. He strikes out on his own despite the encroaching war, spurred by love, loyalty, and grief, to be reunited with his fox. Meanwhile Pax, steadfastly waiting for his boy, embarks on adventures and discoveries of his own....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pax needs to be included in MS & HS curricula

  • By Dragon-Fox on 04-29-16

Bittersweet

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

Reviewed: 09-01-17

Lots of sad parts for my 10 year old daughter to handle. She loves animals and animal stories, but this story required having tissues on hand.

  • Ms. Bixby's Last Day

  • By: John David Anderson
  • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein, Ramon de Ocampo, Maxwell Glick
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140

Everyone knows there are different kinds of teachers. The boring ones, the mean ones, the ones who try too hard, the ones who stopped trying long ago. The ones you'll never remember and the ones you want to forget. Ms. Bixby is none of these. She's the sort of teacher who makes you feel like school is somehow worthwhile. Who recognizes something in you that sometimes you don't even see in yourself. Who you never want to disappoint. What Ms. Bixby is is one of a kind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Road Trip

  • By Selkirk Coaching and Training Group on 03-06-17

A great story!

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

Reviewed: 07-25-17

I listened to this with my 10 year old daughter. My husband and I are both teachers and there was so much to this story to chuckle at and appreciate in regards to "life in school", both from the perspective of being an adult, and from the perspective of being a student. We've all had a favorite teacher or two (I hope!), and the way we feel about them is very special. This story was funny, inspiring, and tugs at your heartstrings. My daughter and I both loved it. We also loved hearing the voices and perspectives of all three boys. It was a great way to tell the story.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful