Remembering Mog

Author(s): Colby Rodowsky
Product Number: 43993
Released: Jan 24, 2002
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419340284
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Annie always admired her older sister Mog. Two years ago, Mog was killed by a robber the night before her graduation. As her own graduation approaches, Annie finds herself torn between excitement for her future and guilt that she will now move into a life her sister never had a chance to know. Since Mog's death, Annie's family has refused to deal with their loss. Her father is sad but keeps it to himself. Annie's mother has removed every family photo of Mog and keeps Mog's locked room exactly the way it was the last time she was there. No mention is ever made of Mog at all. Gradually, Annie realizes that she must find of way of remembering her sister and letting her go at the same time. Award-winning author Colby Rodowsky's Remembering Mog is a sensitive and realistic portrait of a family dealing with grief. Narrator Julie Dretzin's subtle yet powerful portrayal of Annie brings out the wide range of emotions unleashed by tragedy.

Professional reviews

"As Annie's high school graduation approaches, she reflects upon her beloved older sister, Mog. Mog had led the way for her sister until she was killed in a robbery attempt the night before her own high school graduation. Once Annie has graduated, she will have gone beyond Mog into an unknown future: an absolutely terrifying prospect. Julie Dretzin's thoughtful performance of Annie's introspective journey invokes an incredible emotional pull. Her characterizations of Mog's friends and family, who must come to terms with Mog's death in order to remember the value of her life, are compelling. This powerful story will pull on the heartstrings of all listeners, who would be advised to have a hankie at the ready. E.J.F. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine"