Don't You Dare Read This, Mrs. Dunphrey

CD - unabridged
Audio (3 discs)
Product Number: C1754
Released: Oct 07, 2002
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402522994
Narrator/s: Alyssa Bresnahan
Please log in to view pricing

Description

Tish Bonner's high school English class has to keep a dumb journal for their teacher, Mrs. Dunphrey. Doesn't Mrs. Dunphrey know that kids are too busy coping with real life to be bothered with writing? But when 16-year-old Tish's life is turned upside down, her journal becomes her only confidante. Relying on her teacher's promise that she won't read any entry marked "don't read this," Tish writes about her loneliness and fear when her mother abandons her and her little brother. Alone and with nowhere to turn, the teenager is forced to trust Mrs. Dunphrey with a final entry-one that she desperately wants her to read. Popular new author Margaret Peterson Haddix addresses the fear, desperation, and loneliness of young abuse victims with warm insight and compassion. Alyssa Bresnahan's flawless reading underscores a message which can't be emphasized enough: "sometimes you need to ask for help."

All formats/editions

eAudio
x-large
Narrator(s): Alyssa Bresnahan
Product Number Z12685
Released: May 01, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781501932496
eBook
x-large
Product Number EB00576035
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781439115275
Kit
x-large
Homework Pack
Narrator(s): Alyssa Bresnahan
Product Number 3A025
Released: Jun 20, 2003
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402525865
x-large
Class Set
Narrator(s): Alyssa Bresnahan
Product Number 3K025
Released: Sep 07, 2004
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402525872
Text
x-large
Teacher's Guide
Product Number 43117
Released: Jan 13, 2000
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780788756122
x-large
Product Number 160901
Released: Apr 03, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: #9781442443150

Professional reviews

"Tish's assignment in her sophomore English class is to write in a journal at least twice each week. Any entry can be marked "do not read," and Tish's entries are mostly forbidden to the teacher as she writes about the disintegration of her family. She begins with her often absent and abusive father leaving for good, her mother leaving to find her husband, and her own desperate attempts to support herself and take care of her 8-year-old brother. Finally, Tish's last entry begs Mrs. Dunphrey to read the entire journal and help her. Bresnahan's performance is outstanding; not only is she persuasive as a teenage girl, with a light, young voice, but she manages to strike just the right note as she reads the entries. With books that are written in diary or journal form, which tend to be more introspective than action-packed, it's always a challenge to inject the narration with enough drama to keep the listener's interest. This interpretation is especially effective and succeeds better in audio format than in print. S.S.R. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"

Sign up for our email newsletter