"Andy Paris pulls off a strong performance in this audio production. As Sam grapples with his Tourette's syndrome, high school graduation, and his overbearing stepfather, he encounters a friend of his biological father, who reveals a side of life previously closed to him. Paris provides an expressive portrait of a challenged and frustrated character. While his overly strong enunciation of words that begin with hard consonant sounds can wear on the listener, his skill in delivering a fully believable first-person point of view engages listeners with Sam's hopes and struggles. L.E. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"