And Sometimes Why

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Product Number: 44070
Released: Oct 11, 2006
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ISBN: #9781419343964
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Jack and Christy have been best friends for over seven years. They play basketball and tennis together, they swim and skate together--even if Chris is better than Jack at everything. But now it's the summer before high school, and not everything is fun and games. Always a tomboy, Chris is suddenly turning into a world-class beauty. She starts wearing a pleated skirt to play tennis, instead of her usual "I stink, therefore I rant" -shirt. She even puts on some makeup. All the boys are falling for her, including Jack. Yet does he really love her, or is he just afraid of losing the friendship they've enjoyed for so long? With likable characters and plenty of laughs, And Sometimes Why is an engaging book about the changing nature of friendships. Narrator Scott Shina perfectly captures the confusion of adolescence as Jack struggles to understand his new feelings.

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Author(s): Mame Farrell

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Author(s): Mame Farrell
Narrator(s): Scott Shina
Product Number C1870
Released: Jan 23, 2003
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ISBN: #9781402534522
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Author(s): Mame Farrell
Narrator(s): Scott Shina
Product Number Z13936
Released: Mar 21, 2018
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ISBN: #9781501987571

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"With summer stretching before him, Jack looks forward to continued activities with his longtime (since first grade) soul mate and sports mate, Chris. But the routine changes as Jack and his peers come to see Christy Moffat as a most attractive young lady. The backdrop is the country club, and Farrell provides a glimpse, often unsettling, into the workings of teenage psyches. Scott Shina is a straightforward and appealing narrator. He is unpretentious and spontaneous as Jack, ready to go with the flow of a pick-up basketball game or an invitation from a young lady. Yet, as Jack's thinking turns to the issues of his friendship or his parent's marital difficulties, Shina's narration, through tone, voice modulation, and tempo, reflects the deeper concerns and awarenesses of this young man. A.R. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine"

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