A poignant and powerful coming of age story perfect for fans of Wonder and The Thing about Jellyfish You've never met anyone exactly like twelve-year-old Sarah Nelson. While most of her friends obsess over Harry Potter, she spends her time writing letters to Atticus Finch. She collects trouble words in her diary. Her best friend is a plant. And she's never known her mother, who left when Sarah was two. Since then, Sarah and her dad have moved from one small Texas town to another, and not one has felt like home. Everything changes when Sarah launches an investigation into her family's Big Secret. She makes unexpected new friends and has her first real crush, and instead of a "typical boring Sarah Nelson summer," this one might just turn out to be extraordinary.
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"Narrator Cassandra Morris offers a flawless portrayal of a perceptive 12-year-old protagonist who is trying to come to terms with her motherÕs illness, actions, and absence. MorrisÕs high pitch and unrushed narration capture the youthful innocence and contemplations of Sarah Nelson, who survived her motherÕs attempt to drown her. Left to cope with an alcoholic father and the death of her twin brother, Sarah seeks comfort and guidance from TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD and its protagonist, Atticus Finch. MorrisÕs lilting intonations highlight SarahÕs intelligence and curiosity, bringing out SarahÕs determination and optimism. MorrisÕs stirring performance deftly complements this enticing story, making for a moving YA listening experience. M.F. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"
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