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The Other Side of Dark

By: Joan Lowery Nixon
Narrated by: Christina Moore
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Publisher's Summary

Thirteen-year-old Stacy is sunbathing in the backyard when she hears a strange noise from inside the house. Turning to look, she sees a man with a gun burst through the door; then everything goes black. She wakes up in a hospital bed to learn that she has spent the last four years in a catatonic state. Suddenly 17, she finds herself struggling to adjust and fighting to remember what happened to her. She is the only witness to the shooting that injured her and killed her mother.

Her memory is hazy, but slowly more details of that awful day come back. She knows that it was someone familiar to her, but she can’t quite see his face yet. Can Stacy remember in time to keep him from finishing what he started?

Young adult mystery lovers will be enthralled by the nonstop suspense and believable characters of The Other Side of Dark. Narrator Christina Moore’s reading builds the tension to a fever pitch as Stacy races against time to stop a killer.

©1986 Joan Lowery Nixon (P)2000 Recorded Books

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For a younger audience

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This book is well written for its time for a younger audience. We listened to it as a family and found it entertaining and looked forward to continuing.

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A Little Dated, but Still Fun

Stacy wakes up from being in a coma for four years and finds out that both she and her mother
were shot, but only Stacy was the only one who lived. Stacy still thinks and feels like a thirteen-
year-old and yet she is in the body of a seventeen-year-old. She must learn how to handle her
new feelings and situations all while struggling to remember the face of the man who killed her
mother. The novel is a thrilling mystery where not everyone can be trusted. This novel is a
difficult one to categorize by age for teen readers because of Stacy’s unique situation of feeling
young in an old body. The narrator, Christina Moore, did a
wonderful performance of making Stacy sound unsure and confused all while sounding like a
seventeen-year-old. I liked how everything was fast paced and how the novel poses difficult
situations. This book is worth keeping in the teen section, if only for the coma premise.

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Good book

I remember reading this book when I was a teenager. it has been a good 30 years and I have always been able to remember the story and just recently remembered the name of it. I was so happy to be able to listen to it again :-)