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Paperweight

Narrated by: Mandy Siegfried
Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
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Seventeen-year-old Stevie is trapped. In her life. And now in an eating-disorder treatment center on the dusty outskirts of the New Mexico desert.

Life in the center is regimented and intrusive, a nightmare come true. Nurses and therapists watch Stevie at mealtime, accompany her to the bathroom, and challenge her to eat the foods she's worked so hard to avoid.

Her dad has signed her up for 60 days of treatment. But what no one knows is that Stevie doesn't plan to stay that long. There are only 27 days until the anniversary of her brother Josh's death - the death she caused. And if Stevie gets her way, there are only 27 days until she, too, will end her life.

©2014 Meg Haston and Alloy Entertainment (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

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The Fake Southern Accent? Yeeeeesh!

I wanted to really enjoy this audiobook, based on the recommendations of friends. But I had a really hard time getting past the sharp sulky tone of the main character herself, and with the narrator, who puts on a southern accent seemingly at random intervals, when she remembers to.
I found myself getting out of the story so much due to both of these factors that I think I'll read it on Kindle.

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a must read!

I highly recommend this book. it touches on a delicate issue in a compassionate manner.

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Terrible Narator

The narrator has a fake and sporadic southern accent that inexplicably appears and disappears. It ruined the story for me.

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Difficult to Follow

The book has a lot of flashbacks, which makes it hard to follow. The storyline is not linear and was frustrating because the details weren't always relevant and it was hard to follow if what was being said was in the past or the present. the story itself was decent but the way it was written left a lot to be desired for me.

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narrator ruined it for me

I really struggled to get through this, I don't think it was the writting... I believe it was the narrator.