Counting to Perfect

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Author(s): Suzanne Lafleur
Original Publish Date: Oct 23, 2018
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (4.38 hours)
Product Number: Z100136929
Released: Oct 23, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781984827777
Narrator/s: Olivia Campbell
Publisher: Listening Library
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Description

From the author of Eight Keys comes a loving story of sisters who are trying to find their way back to each other.

Cassie, competitive swimmer and rising seventh grader, plans to spend her summer at the pool with her friends. That way she won't be stuck at home with her sister and her sister's baby.

Julia used to be the perfect big sister: she played great games and took good care of Cassie. Now life at home revolves around Julia and her daughter, Addie. No one pays much attention to Cassie--not to her swimming, and not to what's gone wrong with her friends.

When Julia confides in Cassie that she'll be leaving with Addie--without telling their parents--Cassie jumps in the car, too. As the days of lumberjack breakfasts and hotel pools start to add up, Cassie has to wonder: Could the sister who seems to be the source of all her problems also be the friend she's missed the most?

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eBook
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Author(s): Suzanne Lafleur
Product Number EB00719914
Released: Oct 23, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
ISBN: #9781524771812

Professional reviews

"Narrator Olivia Campbell portrays Cassie, who is telling the story of the early days of her summer. One might expect joy at the end of the school year with time ahead to spend with friends, but this is not the case for Cassie. She is feeling second fiddle to her older sister, Julia, who has given birth at the age of 17 and who has commanded much of the family's attention. When Cassie hops into Julia's car with young Addie early one morning, she embarks on an eye-opening trip. Campbell's voice is fresh and raw whether she's recounting Cassie's despair about her parents' focus on Julia and her friends' cold shoulders or Julia's ambivalence about her new life. As Cassie's dad, Campbell voices distance and distraction. Listeners will have much to think about. A.R. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"