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Author: Danielle Younge-Ullman Narrator: Phoebe Strole Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2017 ISBN: 9781524749811
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Ingrid traveled all over Europe with her opera star mother, Margot-Sophia. Life was beautiful and bright, and every day soared with music.
Ingrid is on a summertime wilderness survival trek for at-risk teens: addicts, runaways, and her. She’s fighting to survive crushing humiliations, physical challenges that push her to her limits, and mind games that threaten to break her.
When the curtain fell on Margot-Sophia’s singing career, they buried the past and settled into a small, painfully normal life. But Ingrid longed to let the music soar again. She wanted it so much that, for a while, nothing else mattered.
Ingrid is never going to make it through this summer if she can’t figure out why she’s here, what happened to Margot-Sophia, and why the music really stopped.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Narrator Phoebe Strole’s commendable vocal range underscores Ingrid’s story…Strole’s rendition of Ingrid’s sardonic letters home are pitch-perfect…Strole’s dramatization is just as strong in the other chapters, which describe Ingrid’s earlier years and a different type of survival…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”


  • “Outstanding…The realistic ending makes it clear that Ingrid will overcome her difficulties and that healing is a journey and not a destination.”

    School Library Journal (starred review)

  • “An emotionally resonant, fabulously crafted novel.”

    Quill & Quire (starred review)

  • “This is a story that will engage teens on multiple levels…Ingrid is an authentic, fully developed character, and her adventures and insights will keep readers riveted to the page.”


  • “Younge-Ullman’s subtle approach to narrative pacing allows readers to accompany Ingrid on her journey to fully confront and accept her past as she discovers her own true voice.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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About the Author

Danielle Younge-Ullman studied English and theater at McGill University in Montreal. She then worked as a professional actor for ten years during which time she held a variety of jobs, including working on the stage and in independent films, dubbing English voices for Japanese TV, and teaching Pilates.

About the Narrator

Phoebe Strole is an actress and an Earphones Award–winning narrator who was a finalist in 2014 for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. She graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in drama. She has appeared on Broadway in Spring Awakening and in various films and television series, including Hamlet 2, 30 Rock, Glee, and Rescue Me.