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CD - unabridged
Kit (5 discs)
Product Number: 3K586
Released: Apr 19, 2005
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ISBN: #9781419301797
Narrator/s: Johanna Parker
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Award-winning author Catherine Atkins unveils the complex lives of today's teens in a story told through the raw, uncensored voices of its young characters. Shy, fat Susan Calloway knows she has nothing in common with the five other students in the afterschool group counseling sessions she's forced to attend to avoid expulsion. But as Susan and the others verbally attack each other and defend their own viewpoints each week, they begin to understand that none of their lives are as simple and straightforward as they appear on the surface.

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CD
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Author(s): Catherine Atkins
Narrator(s): Johanna Parker
Product Number C2813
Released: Aug 16, 2004
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ISBN: #9781419301773
eAudio
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Author(s): Catherine Atkins
Narrator(s): Johanna Parker
Product Number Z00753
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781449886028
Kit
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Catherine Atkins
Narrator(s): Johanna Parker
Product Number 3A586
Released: Aug 30, 2004
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ISBN: #9781419301780
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): Catherine Atkins
Narrator(s): Johanna Parker
Product Number 3C109
Released: Feb 22, 2006
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ISBN: #9781419301803
Text
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Catherine Atkins
Product Number 43645
Released: Jan 18, 2005
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ISBN: #9781402559037
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Text - Paperback
Author(s): Catherine Atkins
Product Number 14111
Released: Sep 11, 2003
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Publisher: Puffin
ISBN: #9780142402351

Professional reviews

"When earnest, pumpkin-faced school counselor Roy Duffy creates a behavioral group in the vocational ed trailer of Wayne High School, Susan Callaway, a smart, overweight outsider, joins her partner in crime, Brendan Slater, gay "school freak" and penultimate outsider, in the weekly remediation sessions. Johanna Parker's versatile reading captures the strong personalities of the six group members who gather to talk about their problems rather than face expulsion for their various infractions. While Randy Callahan struggles toward honesty and friendliness, hot girl Tracee Ellison irritates with phony sincerity. Amber Hawkins cleaves to her tough-girl stance as Kale Krasner sneers every syllable. Susan's desperation and slow blossoming over the 12 weeks shine through Parker's reading. T.B. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine"

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