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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,598 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix Narrator: Alyssa Bresnahan Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2013 ISBN:
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Tish Bonner's high-school English class has to keep a dumb journal for their teacher, Mrs. Dunphrey. Doesn't Mrs. Dunphrey know that kids are too busy coping with real life to be bothered with writing? But when 16-year-old Tish's life is turned upside down, her journal becomes her only confidante.

Relying on her teacher's promise that she won't read any entry marked don't read this, Tish writes about her loneliness and fear when her mother abandons her and her little brother. Alone and with nowhere to turn, the teenager is forced to trust Mrs. Dunphrey with a final entry one that she desperately wants her to read.

Popular new author Margaret Peterson Haddix addresses the fear, desperation, and loneliness of young abuse victims with warm insight and compassion. Alyssa Bresnahan's flawless reading underscores a message which can't be emphasized enough: sometimes you need to ask for help.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Makalah J | 2/4/2014

    " one of my ALL time favorites "

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

    " Teens will relate to and enjoy this book. The determination to keep hidden all the embarrassing aspects of their lives is a struggle all teens can understand. Keeping an English class writing journal is also an assignment that most teens know about. Even though few teens are unlucky enough to experience the life of the main character, they are intuitive enough to know that there are peers in every school who deal with parents who are barely coping. Unfortunately, some readers will be disappointed by the lack of character development and will be left feeling that something is lacking. However, the journal format allows you to cut the author some slack in that the writing is 100% that of a teenager, with no narrative/author input. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samiya | 1/23/2014

    " I've read so far that a girl name Tish is writing in her journal that reads don't you dare read this Mrs. dunphrey. I think its a good book if you like to read realistic fiction. But she is having problems with her mom and dad. Thats all I'm going to tell you until you read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katy | 1/20/2014

    " OMG! I cried so many times!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "

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

    " This is a very quick read, and not a bad one. A girl in an abusive home writes in a journal which is assigned by her teacher. The teacher promises not to read it, but we get to, and we see why this teen is in such trouble. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kyra Alexandria | 1/5/2014

    " awesomely dramatic. my heart rate was excelerating as the plot thckend. if only it were longer... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dani O | 1/4/2014

    " Great Great Great book! A real page turner. Keeps you on the edge of your seat until the very last word. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 12/31/2013

    " I learned that you can share your feelings in a journal and that some people in this life have it alot tougher than most people would think. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Madison | 12/27/2013

    " This book was so good. Its one of those things that make you sit back and say "I complain way to fuckin much!" I cried so many times for Tish , im glad i picked this up and read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 12/22/2013

    " I thought this book was really insightful. I liked how it was in a journal format. It made it really believable, and I could imagine the pain the main character was going through during the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nathalia De La Cruz | 12/20/2013

    " That was such a great book! i loved it instantly "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Taylor | 12/11/2013

    " What Tish was saying drew me in! I was just... amazed at the story of this girl, though it is a fiction book, it felt as if that was something true. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hayley | 12/6/2013

    " Just by looking at it, it's really not my type of book. But I'm really glad I gave it a chance. It's kind of sad, if you have troubles at home or something, this will be really good for you to read. I really did enjoy this book, it would help if maybe I could relate to it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ginnielee | 12/2/2013

    " Such a great book. It may be short but it's packed with excitement. This diary style story makes you look at what you have and be grateful for it. Never take things for granted! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 beck | 11/26/2013

    " drags on a bit... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sagey | 10/7/2013

    " its really good but kinda makes no sence "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzanne | 6/10/2013

    " A touch "precious," but still nice. It's about a girl with MAJOR home issues who works through them in a journal to her teacher. Teacher-stuff gets me every time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharper1 | 6/8/2013

    " Written in journal entries. About a 15-yr-old girl trying to keep her family together. Short, fast read, totally worth it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Elysse | 3/15/2013

    " Eh, it was alright. I just heard so many great things about this author and this just didn't do it for me. I felt like I'd read it before. I knew what was going to happen, and it just wasn't entertaining enough. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kacy | 3/7/2013

    " My heart hurt for the main character, she went through so much and she felt so real because she went through REAL life problems and then some unfair problems that could break a person and she stays strong through it all! This is a short book but a must read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sonya Huser | 2/26/2013

    " pretty melodramatic journal writings of a girl who is abandoned by her mentally unstable mother and abusive father as she tries to take care of herself and her brother, all the while wondering if it wouldn't be better to let Mrs. Dunphree read the journal and possibly help her family out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 1/31/2013

    " omg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "

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About the Author
Author Margaret Peterson Haddix

Margaret Peterson Haddix is the bestselling author of more than twenty books for children and young adults, including the critically and popularly acclaimed The Missing series and the Shadow Children series. A graduate of Miami University (Ohio), she worked for several years as a reporter for the Indianapolis News and taught at the Danville Area Community College in Illinois. She lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her family.

About the Narrator

Alyssa Bresnahan is a dynamic dancer, actor, and audiobook narrator. She has narrated over two hundred audiobooks, has earned twenty Earphones Awards, and was named one of AudioFile magazine’s Golden Voices. In 2009 she was a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best fiction narration. She has toured Europe in stage productions of several Greek dramas. In the United States, she appeared as Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire and as Nina in The Seagull. At the New York Stage and Film Festival, she had the starring role in The Clearing.