"Ori's dead because of what happened out behind the theater, in the tunnel made out of trees. She's dead because she got sent to that place upstate, locked up with those monsters. And she got sent there because of me." "The Walls Around Us" is a ghostly story of suspense told in two voices--one still living and one long dead. On the outside, there's Violet, an eighteen-year-old dancer days away from the life of her dreams when something threatens to expose the shocking truth of her achievement. On the inside, within the walls of a girls' juvenile detention center, there's Amber, locked up for so long she can't imagine freedom. Tying these two worlds together is Orianna, who holds the key to unlocking all the girls' darkest mysteries. We hear Amber's story and Violet's, and through them Orianna's, first from one angle, then from another, until gradually we begin to get the whole picture--which is not necessarily the one that either Amber or Violet wants us to see. Nova Ren Suma tells a supernatural tale of guilt and innocence, and what happens when one is mistaken for the other.
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by Nova Ren Suma
by Estelle Laure
by Jessica Day George
by Michael Perry
"Narrators Georgia King and Sandy Rustin work to ground this time-shifting horror novel, and their efforts reward close listening. Ori, Amber, and Violet are three teens whose lives intersect through ballet, bullying, and a juvenile detention center. Amber is doing time for murder. Violet and Ori are best friends and talented ballerinas. When Violet stands up to some bullies and Ori steps into the conflict, things go horribly wrong. King performs Violet with a tight, strident voice that makes listeners instantly understand how cold and tightly wound she is. Rustin's Amber sounds youthful and energetic. The strangeness of the horror story, combined with narrative jumps in time, makes this audiobook tricky to follow unless one pays close attention. G.D. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"
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