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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (205 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rebecca Rupp Narrator: Todd Haberkorn Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2012 ISBN: 9781469206691
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When Daniel’s brother Eli is killed at war, Daniel considers the history of unusual fatalities to determine what makes a death—or a life—matter.

Some people die heroically, others accidentally. When Daniel Anderson’s older brother dies, he wonders which category Eli’s death falls into. In an attempt to understand, Danny creates a Book of the Dead—an old binder that he fills with details about dead people, how they died, and, most important, for what purpose. Time passes, and eventually Daniel is prompted to look up from his notebook of death and questions to make new friends and be swept into their imaginings. With gentle humor and genuine emotion, Rebecca Rupp examines the questions that arise following a profound loss and the moments that start life rolling again.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claire | 2/10/2014

    " Saw this just browsing the digital library catalog and loved it. Easy, quick read, but thoughtful and entertaining. It was really interesting to look at such a modern story of recovering from losing a family member to the war. The relationships in the book were well written and it didn't come across as fake or cheesy at all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Penny Peck | 1/26/2014

    " Daniel is a younger high school student, who is missing his brother who died in the Iraq War. This thoughtful story is on the quiet side, but seems very realistic without being maudlin. He realizes he needs to do what he wants to do, and not live his life for his parents (especially his father) or even his brother. Good for a wide age range - 6th - 12th graders, who will relate to the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miriam | 1/19/2014

    " Danny's family is frozen with grief after his brother is killed by an IED in Iraq. During the course of a summer, Danny falls in love, discovers that he really likes the weird kid in his class and that he might want to be a farmer. Touching, frequently funny and filled with interesting people--especially the twin siblings of the love interest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy Perry | 1/12/2014

    " I would have given this 3 1/2 stars--better than 3 but not quite 4. It would be a great book for a teenager to read, especially if they are struggling with the death of a friend or loved one. I did get choked up a few times, so that makes it a good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 pati | 1/2/2014

    " So powerful - a "must read"! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angee O'Connell | 12/22/2013

    " Awesome book. Definite recommend! Perfect, completely satisfying ending. Ah!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn Trlak-Donahue | 12/8/2013

    " Very touching. I could relate to losing your brother and the damage it does to the family left behind. The story was a bit disjointed. I'm not sure what the point really was to Isabelle and her family other than it was a loss when they left. Even so, worth the read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Summer | 12/8/2013

    " A touching story about an adolescent boy dealing with his brother's death. A quick read that touches upon a lot of life lessons. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 11/18/2013

    " wonderful, sad, realistic book that deals beautifully with the loss of a loved one "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Juliet Hill | 6/29/2013

    " I love the twins. A great look at grief from the younger sibling's point of view. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Simmons | 2/10/2013

    " Writing simple, straightforward and very effective. Emotional and insightful characterization. Skillful mix of the everyday life of a teenager and adjustment to unfortunate loss of a brother who had unique role in family. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mindy | 2/2/2013

    " Excellent novel about loss. Recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 1/10/2013

    " Would love to get someone opinion on MG or YA for this one. Great story. Lots of research you could add to it: places, names, writers mentioned in book. Could also design Tshirt. Good school tie-ins. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abbie | 12/19/2012

    " Read my review at Gator Book Chomp. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 9/19/2012

    " Great relationships and characters; tackles tough issues (brother's death in Iraq war, family denial) really well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 9/19/2012

    " Story of loss and recovery from the viewpoint of a young teen who lost his brother in Iraq. Mother has totally fallen apart and he is trying to find a way to move on with his life and forgive his brother. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 9/5/2012

    " The author was very creative in the way she structured this story. This made the book fun to read even though there are some sad elements. It's never too heavy or depressing for a juvenile fiction book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abby Johnson | 8/31/2012

    " I think I had some disconnect with this book because I never really connected with the audiobook narrator. It wasn't that it was badly narrated, but just that I didn't think the voice fit the character as well as I would have liked. "

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About the Author
Author Rebecca Rupp

Rebecca Rupp is the author of Sarah Simpson’s Rules for Living, Journey to the Blue Moon, The Dragon of Lonely Island, and The Return of the Dragon. She lives in Swanton, Vermont.

About the Narrator

Todd Haberkorn is an actor and AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator. He has created unique voices for a variety of characters for cartoons and video games. Add to this a healthy production life in front of and behind the camera as well as partaking in theater arts on stage, and he has had the pleasure of a wonderful career in the entertainment industry thus far. When he isn’t working on a production of some kind, he travels the globe talking about those productions.