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3.58 out of 53.58 out of 53.58 out of 53.58 out of 53.58 out of 5 3.58 (33 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Andrea Beaty Narrator: Maria Cabezas Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2009 ISBN:
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Andrea Beaty's first novel has been called compelling fiction that will be a hit with young readers (Horn Book magazine).

Since her brother died, Lily has pretended to be brain damaged, and no one knows her secret. That is, until a troubled girl named Tinny refuses to leave her alone. But Tinny's meddling soon gets Lily into a jam that threatens their safety. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 2/5/2014

    " Breezed right through this book. It moves along nicely with a little mystery and suspense. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 1/22/2014

    " This is a short, mysterious, cute book. I can't even remember what happened very well, because I read it about half a year ago. I've read soooooo many books since, but I remember really loving it. If you want a book to read in about 45-60 minutes and still enjoy, it, go ahead, take a shot! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Morgan | 1/20/2014

    " It was ok but some stuff i didnt get. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Georgene | 1/19/2014

    " I liked this book because it kept me guessing about what happened to Lily's brother and why didn't she talk. The book got exciting when Tinny disappeared and I was wondering if Lily would be able to save her. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 1/18/2014

    " The voice in this book reminded me a bit of Each Little Bird that Sings, but not nearly as quirky. The subject matter is heavy enough to draw you in, but the "voice" of the main character really interests you. I put that in quotation marks because we learn right away that the main character pretends have some physical/mental challenges after a tragedy. While I do think that it takes far too long to reveal the tragedy and the climatic event is a little too unbelievable to really get you into it, the story was a good read and I found myself tearing up a bit. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jackie | 1/7/2014

    " Lily learns to live in her small town, to deal with the death of her brohter, and to make a friend. I found the flashbacks very confusing i this book. I don't think students for the age this is written will be able to keep track. The change in font is not always consistent. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ann | 12/22/2013

    " This book had great character potential. It just was not able to carry through with them. Maybe there were too many characters so none of them were done justice. I loved the Friday Night Parties! "

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

    " A very quick read, and a good one. It's about a girl who hasn't spoken in the two years since her brother died. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kandyce Barber | 12/1/2013

    " This is a great story, that deals with deep feelings without being too heavy or slow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lutz Elementary Media Center | 11/18/2013

    " I had a hard time getting into this story in the beginning. It started out, to me, as another story about a mean girl picking and a nice girl. As the story developed, it became a much more interesting crime story. It is a nice, fast read for a summer day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elfiegirl | 9/19/2013

    " This is a great book; yet secrets remain UNKNOWN. I am really awed by Pete, and i love Andrea Beaty's choice of names. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 9/14/2013

    " I wavered between 3 and 4 stars. It's well-written and an enjoyable read, but a bit predictable. I'm not the real target audience though- I'm too jaded. But I'll be recommending it to a Nancy Drew fan middle-grade reader who is sure to enjoy it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 9/3/2013

    " Don't be confused by the fact that this book goes by The Secrets of the Cicada Summer as well - it certainly confused me! That being said this was an excellent read recommended by a member of our parent/child book discussion group. The last chapter really got me! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 8/4/2013

    " This is a short mystery with memorable characters, and would be a great book to recommend to kids who like Nancy Drew. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen | 7/19/2013

    " Lilly suffers a terrible loss causing her to withdraw from herself until a mysterious girl comes to town who needs her help. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charlie Schnell | 5/5/2013

    " A very enjoyable book and well written. I little mystery thrown in. Great book for an 11 - 13 year old and I have recommended it to my daughter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathyred | 5/21/2012

    " audiobook - Similar to "A higher power of Lucky", where a girl living in a very small town has a serious problem. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liron | 2/11/2012

    " I actually liked this book, but I didn't think it should win an award. It was a great relaxation book, but the first time I read it, I was really confused. When you read it, be aware of what you are reading! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Casey | 9/19/2011

    " Fast read, interesting story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ally | 9/12/2011

    " This book is really good when you want a quick, entertaining, suspenseful book to read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Elizabeth | 7/20/2011

    " I didn't like this book - it was way too slow for my liking. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 6/3/2011

    " A good little mystery/small town novel. Nothing brilliant, but solid. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vinit | 5/7/2011

    " A short read but rather suspenseful and poetically written "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ?eah | 12/21/2010

    " MSBA list 2009 book was nothing like I excepted "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kandyce | 9/15/2010

    " This is a great story, that deals with deep feelings without being too heavy or slow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 8/16/2010

    " Loved Beaty's writing from the first sentence.

    The front half of the book was really strong. Beautiful rhythm.

    It tumbled towards the end a bit, but mysteries do that.

    Still in love with Beaty's prose though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 7/29/2010

    " I grew up in a tiny Illinois town, so books about childhood set in small Midwest towns are extra special to me.

    "I want to drive forever with my beautiful Pete." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mrs. | 7/25/2010

    " I had a hard time getting into this story in the beginning. It started out, to me, as another story about a mean girl picking and a nice girl. As the story developed, it became a much more interesting crime story. It is a nice, fast read for a summer day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maggie | 7/17/2010

    " One of the 15 Florida Sunshine State Reader Award books for 2010/11 school year.

    Summary: Twelve-year-old Lily mourns her brother, and has not spoken since the accident she feels she could have prevented; but the summer Tinny comes to town she is the only one who realizes Lily's secret. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 7/9/2010

    " This is a short mystery with memorable characters, and would be a great book to recommend to kids who like Nancy Drew. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen | 3/30/2010

    " Lilly suffers a terrible loss causing her to withdraw from herself until a mysterious girl comes to town who needs her help. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elfiegirl | 3/16/2010

    " This is a great book; yet secrets remain UNKNOWN. I am really awed by Pete, and i love Andrea Beaty's choice of names. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ann | 2/16/2010

    " This book had great character potential. It just was not able to carry through with them. Maybe there were too many characters so none of them were done justice. I loved the Friday Night Parties! "

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