Life on a small fishing island in the Chesapeake Bay sounds like a peaceful existence, but it isn't for Sara Louise Bradshaw. She has spent her entire young life in the shadow of her beautiful and talented twin, Caroline. Not only has her twin usurped their parents' affection, but she's even stealing away her best friend. Caroline gets to attend high school on the mainland while Sara has to settle for being home-tutored. Sara's fiercest wish is to have a life as carefree as her sister's, but the only future she envisions for herself is one of being trapped on the island. Katherine Paterson's intimate portrait of a young girl growing up in wartime ends in an unexpected and welcome epiphany. Christina Moore's narrative talent guarantees listeners a rich emotional experience as she interprets this sensitive look at the pangs involved in growing up to be independent and strong.
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"Sara Louise Bradshaw, or Wheeze, is a twin, but her sister is far brighter and prettier than she can ever hope to be. God, she thinks, has marked her with his especial disfavor, and in the lean times of the Depression, with little enough to go around, Sara Louise has just about the least. Nevertheless, she's a crabber on the Chesapeake and a good waterman's daughter with a fierce desire to make it in the world. Christina Moore reads Sara Louise's story with the same dogged energy and spite expressed by the author. Moore brings to vivid life Sara's droll friend, Coll, and her testy grandmother. But most of all, she manages to gracefully ease us into Sara Louise's joyous awakening when, after a life that has for so long seemed like a betrayal, light dawns at last. P.E.F. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"
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