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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (252 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kimberly Willis Holt Narrator: Vivian B. McLaughlin Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2003 ISBN: 9780807215722
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“In a series of exquisitely presented snapshots, a young teen struggles to cope with the aftermath of her mother’s suicide. . . . Stunningly beautiful.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred

“Readers are drawn into Isabel’s world and her determination to keep on going in the face of her overwhelming loss and responsibilities.”—School Library Journal, Starred

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults

A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year

A Kirkus Reviews Editor’s Choice

A Parents’ Choice Gold Award


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle Peet | 2/16/2014

    " This is a fine quick escape. Written in very brief segments, it's a YA novel set in Guam. The voice of the eldest daughter narrates coping with the death of her mother. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emma Mylinson | 2/9/2014

    " This book, is sad at the beggining, STILL sad at the middle, then gets happy at the end! I would recomend it to people who like Relistic Fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ms. Green | 2/7/2014

    " This book, which takes place in Guam, is interestingly written in short vignette style chapters. Because each chapter is so short, the book reads really quickly. The book begins when the mother of a family has recently killed herself. The rest of the book is about how different members of the protagonist's family, a girl of about 14, handle that death. The book allows the reader to learn about Guam and hear the voices of the people there, visit the festivals, and see some of the traditions. Despite the horror of the main subject, the book has a breezy, tropical feel to it instead of what you might expect, and, in the end, ends up being as optimistic as most young adult books are. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kitty Tomlinson | 1/24/2014

    " Excellent young adult novel about the recovery of a family from the suicide of the mother. Very moving. Set on Guam. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kim | 1/23/2014

    " Isabel lives on Guam with her Dad, younger brother and younger sister. Their mother has recently committed suicide and the family is living (existing) in it's aftermath. I was not terribly fond of this book. Too slow. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Megan Albertson | 1/17/2014

    " i did not like the writing style in this book. but it had substance so it was ok. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 1/7/2014

    " This book is awesome. It was great to read something set on the island and written by someone who knows the place. The style of poetic chapters with the narrative was perfect for the character and the subject was real but not overwhelming with the darkness. Read it, it's short and well worth it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Juweria | 1/6/2014

    " I liked this book a loot..but the back of the book made me expect more from this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 1/3/2014

    " A young girl in Guam deals with the aftermath of her mother's suicide, trying to be all things to her brother and sister while her father distances himself. Wonderful imagery and writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 12/24/2013

    " Isabel, a thirteen-year-old girl living on the island of Guam, and her family try to cope with the death of Isabel's mother who committed suicide. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tina | 12/3/2013

    " Such an amazing coming of age story...rich with culture. It reminds me of Walk Two Moons, but at a higher reading level. I may buy a few copies for a reading group this year. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Olivia Young | 11/20/2013

    " Wow..depressing. I think it was a little bit inspiring to be thankful for what you have, but it was still creepy and scary. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erica | 11/12/2013

    " A somewhat dark/sad book but definitely real. It's life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deidre | 11/10/2013

    " the chapters were so short it made you want to read untill you finished the book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eryn | 10/4/2013

    " I was really surprised by the fact that life on Guam isn't too much different than life in the states. It was a fast read with some big, important issues discussed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jayde S | 9/22/2013

    " It was great. Its more of a this century book, and alot of things that happen people can really relate to. I dont mind reading, but this book was great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Krista the Krazy Kataloguer | 7/28/2013

    " A young girl in Guam deals with the suicide of her mother and a terrible monsoon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 7/14/2013

    " Sad, but a wonderful inside look into the Chammorro people of Guam. I'm not sure if it would be as easy to follow, if a person was not at all familiar with the customs/traditions. I've had some exposure. Written in 1 - 2 page vignette/journal entry style. Quick, but nice. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katrina | 4/6/2013

    " I'm currently readingt this book, and so far it seems good, although, I don't like how short the chapters are. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Juleah | 2/9/2013

    " A depressing, but somewhat realistic portrayal of Chamorro family dynamics. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 elissa | 2/8/2013

    " Listened to this in the car. The audio is well done, and I liked the story more than I liked the other book of hers that I've read, ZACHARY BEAVER. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lizbeth | 1/29/2013

    " ISABEL NEEDS TO LEARN WHEN TO ACCEPT HELP. JUST BECAUES HER MOTHETR DIDNT ACCEPT IT SHE SHOULDN'T EITHER. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natasha | 12/9/2012

    " A sad but hopeful surprise.I admit that I only picked up the book for it being set in Guam but I am glad from what I got out of ones family journey from grief to moving on. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah | 9/28/2012

    " I loved this book. It was pretty sad though "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anita | 7/12/2012

    " Sad but very well written book. I found the references to Guam and its culture to be interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 7/8/2012

    " Listened on CD. Short story for younger readers. Enjoyed learning a little about Guam, the culture, and everyday events. No dramatic climax but an interesting story, nicely done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirby | 6/6/2012

    " Doggone Kimberly Willis Holt! She's as bad as Barbara O'Connor in delivering good story, book after book. I'm especially admiring the spare text and how she selects just the right details to include. Amazing. "

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About the Author
Author Kimberly Willis Holt

Kimberly Willis Holt is the author of the Piper Reed series and several award-winning novels, including Part of Me, Keeper of the Night, My Louisiana Sky, and When Zachary Beaver Came to Town, which received the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. A former Navy brat, she lived all over the world as a child, and now resides in West Texas with her family.