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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Rice Narrator: Scott WIlliams Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2016 ISBN: 9781681441412
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Greg is cripplingly shy, afraid of spiders, and obsessed with Breakfast at Tiffany’s. He’s not exactly the most popular kid at his high school. In fact, he pretty much goes out of his way to avoid talking to anybody he doesn’t have to. And it doesn’t help that he has a severe lisp.

But Greg’s English teacher, Miss Hayes, can see that there’s something different about him. He’s insightful and sensitive beyond his years, and maybe—just maybe—he’ll use these strengths to break out of his shell someday. Miss Hayes urges Greg to keep a journal. “This isn’t an assignment,” she tells him, “just write down your thoughts.”

Greg begins to write about everything from his mother’s ill-conceived interior decorating ideas to his job at the local butcher’s shop. When Greg begins to take an interest in a girl at his school named Alice, he realizes that he will have to face his most paralyzing anxieties if he wants to befriend Alice and help her escape from her violent family life.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The novel takes on a disturbing and creepy feeling as it progresses and I couldn’t dare put it down.”

    Book Likes

  • …an extraordinarily accomplished effort, beautifully plotted and structured, emotionally resonant, and filled with multidimensional characters.”

    Booklist, (starred review)

  • “This is a novel about loneliness, and Rice vividly evokes the isolation of all those trapped inside the need to present a socially valid exterior. His writing is fuelled by a powerful sense of empathy, even for those whose aspirations he so expertly ridicules.”

    The Guardian

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About the Author

James Rice lives in Liverpool. In 2011 he completed an MA in Writing at Liverpool John Moores University. He also writes short stories,

About the Narrator

Scott Williams is an audiobook narrator.