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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (251 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Harriet McBryde Johnson Narrator: Jenna Lamia Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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I'm in the middle of a full-blown spaz-attack, and I don't care. I don't care at all. At home I always try to act normal, and spaz-attacks definitely aren't normal. Here, people understand. They know a spaz-attack signals that I'm excited. They're excited too, so they squeal with me; some even spaz on purpose, if you can call that spazzing.

An unforgettable coming-of-age novel about what it's like to live with a physical disability.

It's the summer of 1970. Seventeen-year-old Jean has cerebral palsy, but she's always believed she's just the same as everyone else. She's never really known another disabled person before she arrives at Camp Courage. As Jean joins a community unlike any she has ever imagined, she comes to question her old beliefs and look at the world in a new light. The camp session is only 10 days long, but that may be all it takes to change a life forever.

Henry Holt published Harriet McBryde Johnson's adult memoir, Too Late to Die Young, in April 2005. Ms. Johnson has been featured in The New York Times Magazine and has been an activist for disability rights for many years.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Sonia | 1/24/2014

    " I hate this book! I tried reading this book and managed reading 1 chapter then..... I fell asleep. I've tried reading it several times but I kept going to sleep. LOL! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Marya | 12/20/2013

    " A sweet book that ends up being more of a character study of a girl with CP who tackles the big questions of her existence during a sojourn at summer camp. What's nice is how the author manages to weave in general teen themes of learning independence and contemplating the future into this particular narrative. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Susannah | 12/19/2013

    " This story's about a crippled boy going to special camp and making realizations about others in similar, and worldly different, situations. Writers like push the boundaries with their books, but very few teen authors center their focus on what most teens just think of as "accidents of nature." This book is far from fluff, and is for anyone who wants to really think and put themselves in someone else's shoes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alison | 12/18/2013

    " Really love this book. It's really honest and makes you think differently in terms of others perspectives. "

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