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2.93 out of 52.93 out of 52.93 out of 52.93 out of 52.93 out of 5 2.93 (15 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Zimmerman Narrator: Amanda Dolan Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2012 ISBN: 9781482982565
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Fifteen-year-old Lynn Marie Sugrue is doing her best to make it through a difficult summer. Her mother works long hours as a nurse, and Lynn suspects that her mother’s pill-popping boyfriend has enlisted her in his petty criminal enterprises. Lynn finds refuge in online flirtations, eventually meeting up with a troubled young soldier, Logan Loy, and inviting him home. When he’s forced to stay over in a storage space accessible through her closet, and the Army subsequently lists him as AWOL, she realizes that he’s the one thing in her life that she can control. Meanwhile, her mother’s boyfriend is on the receiving end of a series of increasingly violent threats, which places Lynn squarely in the crosshairs.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Zimmerman presents an engrossing and unforgettable tale based on actual events…Those who can empathize with flawed characters in dire situations will not be able to put this book down.”

    Library Journal

  • “Compelling stuff from a writer who can handle difficult, sometimes grisly material extremely well.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Winner of the 2013 YALSA Alex Award

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn | 2/18/2014

    " Super Creepy and dark. I read this for the Yalsa Hub Reading Challenge. It's an Alex Award winner, which means it's a book written for adults with YA appeal. The main characters are young teens who are embroiled in sad and scary circumstances, but as a teacher I would have a hard time recommending this book to a teen reader due to some of the content. Not going on the summer reading list. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 2/7/2014

    " The girl likes talking to strangers. She likes lying. She is most likely an alcoholic .she likes t meet up with a stranger she meet online in a isolated place. Then she likes to get drunk with the stranger. Locks him in her closet steals his clothes. Stranger appear at her house and she dose not bother to call the police or her mom. She actually believes her moms boyfriend sells dog tranqulizers. She I just stupid. And the back cover of the book pretty much told you 90% of the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Miko O. | 2/3/2014

    " 2. 5 stars. Hard to put down and fascinatingly gruesome. The feel of it somehow reminded me of What Happened to Cass McBride? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erinn | 1/24/2014

    " The best word I can use for this book was "intense". The whole time you just know everything is simmering and nothing can end well. For the most part I thought the voice was good but there were some instances where it rang a bit false. Not sure who I would recommend this too, as some of the content is really dark/disturbing, and I LIKE dark/disturbing books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 1/21/2014

    " The main teen character Lynn was pretty unbelievable at times, thus dragging the rating down to a 2 star ranking. She did some things I just didn't truly believe "fit" with the way her character was drawn. I wouldn't necessarily recommend this to anyone to read. It got a good review in Booklist, so I'd figured it was worth a shot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 12/31/2013

    " 2 bored teen girls w too much time on their hands, some stolen beer and a new computer. They never imagined that "The Game" they play online could ever end the way it does. Intense and wacked, this story makes you cringe and shutter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie | 12/7/2013

    " Disturbing and sad. Well done. Surprised this book wasn't actually written by a woman, Zimmerman does such a good job with the voice and mind of the female teenage narrator. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura Marks | 11/2/2013

    " Totally not what I expected! It's a perfect storm of crazy. One of the reviews described it as "beautifully menacing" . . . that's about right! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ms.P | 10/25/2013

    " What an odd story. It starts out simply enough, then it morphs into a suspenseful, and very violent story that has a very strange ending. I don't know if I liked it, but it was certainly intriguing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Terrie | 8/7/2013

    " cutting fingers off with a paper cutter...nope, read enough of that "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa Weber | 5/12/2013

    " A really good suspense book. It takes you in a different direction than I thought it was going. You will enjoy this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Noëlibrarian | 11/28/2012

    " It had moments of real, "Winter's Bone"-type squirmy-ness, overlaid with a pervasive sad, bleak emptiness. The book, and its real or imagined protagonist, broke my heart in a bad way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 10/29/2012

    " The ending got to be a little much...And that's not a spoiler as much as me saying that what started off as a creepy cautionary tale morphed into "no one would ever put up with that"...(I hope.) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Becca | 8/27/2012

    " This book was weird. Very, very weird. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth Gubbins | 5/10/2012

    " I found this to be a bit all over the place, plus I felt the title didn't really fit in with the book. Just so so for me. "

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About the Author
Author David Zimmerman

David Zimmerman was raised in Atlanta, Georgia. After receiving his MFA in creative writing from the University of Alabama, he spent several years living and working in Brazil and Ethiopia. He now teaches at Iowa State University.

About the Narrator

Amanda Dolan is a professional actor in the MFA program at Brown University. Her credits include Richard III, Macbeth, Falsettos, The Rocky Horror Show, Hair, and The Who’s Tommy.