Darla Decker Hates to Wait

Narrated by: Robin Jill
Series: Darla Decker, Book 1
Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
4 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Evolved Publishing presents the first book in the Darla Decker Diaries series by Jessica McHugh, with Darla Decker Hates to Wait. This edgy young adult novel follows a girl's tentative journey toward adulthood.

Patience is not Darla Decker's strong suit. Surviving sixth grade is tough enough with an annoying older brother, a best friend acting distant, and schoolwork. After adding instructive kissing games and the torturous wait for a real date with her biggest crush, Darla is perpetually torn between behaving like an adult and throwing temper tantrums.

Games of flashlight tag and the crazy cat lady roaming Shiloh Farms in a "demon bus", serve as distractions during her parents' quarrels and her anxiety about show choir auditions. Yet the more Darla waits for her adulthood to begin, the more she learns that summoning patience won't be the hardest part of being 11.

A frank and funny look at the path to adulthood, Darla Decker Hates to Wait begins a journey of love, loss, and the nitty-gritty of growing up through Darla Decker's eyes.

©2014 Evolved Publishing LLC (P)2015 Evolved Publishing LLC

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Relatable

I’m not very good with words so here it goes. I enjoyed listening to this audiobook. The narrator easily conveyed the emotion a reader would imagine. Darla is a very relatable preteen, however I think the audience for this book would be at least 13+. The sibling rivalry between Darla and Brian is accurate, I could have been reading about my own kids! I am looking forward to seeing what mishaps Darla gets herself into in the next book.