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Armani Curtis can think about only one thing: her tenth birthday. All her friends are coming to her party, her mama is making a big cake, and she has a good feeling about a certain wrapped box. Turning ten is a big deal to Armani. It means she's older, wiser, more responsible. But when Hurricane Katrina hits the Lower Nines of New Orleans, Armani realizes that being ten means being brave, watching loved ones die, and mustering all her strength to help her family weather the storm. A powerful story of courage and survival, Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere celebrates the miraculous power of hope and love in the face of the unthinkable.

©2014 Julie T. Lamana (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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  • Gillian
  • Austin, TX, United States
  • 12-18-16

Three Cheers for Armani!

All Armani wants is to have a stellar eleventh birthday party--to the point where she's willing to fudge about how seriously neighbors are taking Hurricane Katrina. Therefore, to her, everything that follows is her fault, in her mind, because that's the way the young think, isn't it? It's a completely absorbing listen, and that she winds up shouldering so much is heartbreaking on the one hand, heart stirring on the other.
Wonderful, well fleshed-out characters with quirks, needs, weaknesses, fears, beautifully narrated in the voice of the scared young girl, this is a truly unforgettable book. It's full of love and family, and strength to spare.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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I loved it.

I loved the narrating, with the different voices for different characters. It was wonderful, though I must say This book is pretty sad and I live in Louisiana. So this book hit hard, I still LOVED IT.

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  • Tina
  • Nibley, UT, United States
  • 01-16-17

Excellent! Bravo!

I've been moved to all emotions in this book. I've been drawn in and this book would not let go until it was over, every word giving new emotion and new anticipation for a happy ending. Wow! I've read a lot of books in the last year and few are so good I don't want to do anything else until the book ends.

Exceptional writing and the most perfect performance!

Wow! Wow! Wow!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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It's works Great... Content, ify

I love the narrator's voice, but the story is a little bit slow in the middle. It includes too many unnecessary details if you are only writing a summary about the book.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Pretty Good

If the author had edited this more thoroughly, this book could have been five stars instead of 4-. As one reviewer noted, there are a lot of slow spots with unnecessary details. It's no literary masterpiece, but the story was interesting when she wrote about the storm and rescue. With some honing of her skills and a tighter approach to her storyline, she could be an upcoming author.

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Highly Recommend

Wonderful book! Fabulous narration!!! I definitely recommend and will seek out other audio books that are narrated by Robin Miles. I would also love to read another book by this author!

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Was a heart warming book

It talked about sorrow that a young shouldn't go through but God was with her and she new that she was safe with mamaw and her dad beside her. This was the best book I've ever read.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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AMAZING😍

Very historical...and nice story line. Beautiful story about family and honesty. This is a no brainer read.😊😉

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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The most best book in HISTORY!!!!!💜💜💜💜💜♥️♥️♥️♥️😍😜

The best book EVER!!
I liked this book because it had a lot of action, and it kept you attached to it.
I would recommend this book to people who are up for a challenge, and who also can deal with the sadness and a lot of things getting taken away from Armani the main character.
Also I think it was a very very good book because she is a person,(Armani), who went through these hard, rough, and challenging times, with her a few of her family members getting washed away by the huge amount of water, during "Hurricane Katrina".
This book was a very good and well written story, that will definitely linger with me for a long time.
It was the best book I have ever READ!!
Hope YOU enjoy it!!!!!🔮💝💖

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Completely captivating read!

I had knots in my stomach and tears in my eyes throughout the entire story. You will absolutely be captivated by this historical fiction novel!

1 of 3 people found this review helpful