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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,052 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sharon Creech Narrator: Mandy Siegfried Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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My second life began when I was kidnapped by two complete strangers.

That the kidnappers are actually Aunt Sandy and Uncle Max makes no difference to thirteen-year-old Domenica Santolina Doone, better known as Dinnie—she just doesn’t want to go. Dinnie is accustomed to change, with her family constantly moving for “opportunity”—but when her aunt and uncle whisk her far away to an international school in Switzerland, she’s not sure she’s ready to face this “opportunity” alone.

All at once she finds herself in a foreign country, surrounded by kids from different cultures speaking all sorts of languages and sharing various beliefs. Home and her first life seem so far away.

But new friendships and the awesome beauty of Switzerland begin to unlock thoughts and dreams within her. Her joys and struggles make up a rich tapestry of experiences she can find nowhere else. Switzerland begins to be more than a temporary home, it becomes a part of Dinnnie herself—the self she never knew she could be.

Switzerland is the picturesque backdrop of Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech’s new novel about a young girl discovering the beauty of nature, her place in the world, the value of friendship—and that life is full of wonderful bloomabilites.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Creech does great kids and dialogue. She also conveys a nice sense of place and of Dinnie’s role within this place while trying to work out where she truly belongs.”

    Children’s Literature

  • “A light first-person narrative and some insightful dream flashes…convey an uprooted 13-year-old’s coming of age.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Creech sends readers along on a thoughtful young character’s life-changing odyssey…Creech also poses an array of knotty questions, both personal and philosophical…A story to stimulate both head and heart.”

    Booklist

  • “Another deeply felt novel…Metaphors mixed in several languages, dream images of snow and distance, and the bittersweet terrors of adolescence will keep readers turning the pages and regretful to reach the last one.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Emily Adams | 2/17/2014

    " This was my all time favorite book as a thirteen year old. Sharon Creech is a wonderful author and I would highly recommend any of her works. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rene | 2/17/2014

    " This is one of those books where the kid gets sent away to school and then she discovers herself. I remember that I liked the story and was interested in the main character. Plot: girl goes to Switzerland after leaving her family in America, she tries to figure herself out and makes many friends. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tiffany Byers | 2/17/2014

    " Really enjoyed reading this book!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Mindy | 2/15/2014

    " I read a lot of Juvenile and Young Adult fiction to find books that are entertaining for me that I can also read to my kids so I don't die of boredom while reading to my kids and so I will actually want to spend a lot of time reading to my kids. This book is probably pretty good if you are one of these kids. I didn't actually dislike anything about it, it just felt very young and didn't do anything special for me. "

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