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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: May 2006 ISBN:
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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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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 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 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 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 Alison | 12/18/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jael | 11/17/2013

    " this is really really good. it makes me think alot about people with disabilities and how i think of them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda Davidson | 11/13/2013

    " Yay - I'm going on summer vacation with a young adult book about summer camp. Thanks for the recommendation, Al. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhiannon | 9/13/2013

    " It's about a girl who is a cripple, and has cerebral palsy. She goes to camp and it completely changes her. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 8/18/2013

    " At a summer camp in the 1970's, a girl learns what it is like to be around other people with disabilities. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anja Manning | 6/16/2013

    " Try the audio book. The reader does a great job! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lucy | 4/24/2012

    " Speaking from a handicapped person's perspective, especially in a time fueled by such discrimination, is innovative and unique. Loved the style and plot! I just wasn't the biggest fan of the way it was written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindy | 2/22/2012

    " This book raises awareness about the subculture of young persons with disabilities who often only get to connect at nature camps that are accommodating their needs. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Liz Ballif | 7/17/2011

    " Meh. This book was okay, but in the end nothing had really been resolved. None of the characters had changed. I wanted to know what Sara was doing the things she was doing, but nothing was ever explained. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ronda Cole | 5/10/2011

    " In 1970 Jean went to Camp Courage it changed her life (Cerebral Palsy). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susannah | 9/9/2010

    " I really loved the unique point of view from someone with disabilities, showing they human, too, and live their lives like we live ours. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 9/7/2010

    " At a summer camp in the 1970's, a girl learns what it is like to be around other people with disabilities. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathleen | 8/6/2009

    " This book was an important eye opener for me the first time I read it. And I loved it again second time around. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jael | 7/24/2009

    " this is really really good. it makes me think alot about people with disabilities and how i think of them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ronda | 6/20/2009

    " In 1970 Jean went to Camp Courage it changed her life (Cerebral Palsy). "

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