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3.69 out of 53.69 out of 53.69 out of 53.69 out of 53.69 out of 5 3.69 (16 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Karen McQuestion Narrator: Emily Beresford Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2012 ISBN: 9781469243399
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Fifteen-year-old Rae Maddox’s mom, Gina, is a big fan of fresh starts. Gina thinks of them as an adventure, but for Rae, each move is just one more friend lost, one more chance to feel like an outsider. After arriving in Wisconsin, Gina promises to stay put until Rae graduates. Cautiously optimistic, she wades into the social whirl at Whitman High School, making a few friends and even earning a chance at love. But when the vice principal pairs her with fellow newbie Allison Daly, Rae’s tentative happiness is jeopardized. It seems Allison was orphaned after her parents died in a suspicious house fire, leaving their daughter to bounce between relatives’ homes. When a sleepover at Rae’s house goes terribly wrong, Rae sees a troubling side of Allison — and learns a few secrets about her own mother in the process. Suddenly Rae is at risk of losing everything and everyone she cares about — unless she steps up and takes charge of her life once and for all. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emlyn Chand | 2/3/2014

    " Fun writing and wonderful characterization. Not much there in the way of plot, but I almost didn't miss it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tina | 2/2/2014

    " I received an ARC of this book from the author. I really enjoyed this book...very well written, easy read. I've been out of high school for 20 some years but I can relate to the storyline and feel that most teenage girls would really enjoy it. Rae is an amazing girl! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Britta | 2/1/2014

    " Review will be up soon "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mich | 1/17/2014

    " a YA book? again, wasnt the worst, wasnt the best .. atleast it was short! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaylie | 1/16/2014

    " I loved it! I think it's a great read especially for teens. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terri | 1/7/2014

    " Quick, inexpensive read on kindle "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sucoxon | 11/10/2013

    " Interesting story, Seemed like a teen book which I didn't realize when I purchased it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 10/30/2013

    " An easy read, but I really enjoyed it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Blair Crouse | 10/19/2013

    " I liked the gutsy teenaged main character in this story, but the writing was a little weak. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mindy | 8/29/2013

    " I liked this book. It ended a bit to abruptly, but it was mostly ok. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marie | 7/24/2013

    " Odd but cute. I applaud this newbie author and I feel like if I was trying to write a book, it might be a similar style to this. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicole | 6/9/2013

    " I am glad it was free "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marianna | 3/9/2013

    " I loved this book...a very quick read with realistic characters that are well formed and a believable story for anyone who has been through a difficult high school period! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diane U | 2/17/2013

    " This book was great! This is the second book that I have read by Karen McQuestion. I totally enjoyed it! It was longer than the last one I read (Favorite) so the characters were more developed. I really felt a connection with Rae and all of her friends. I would totally recommend this book to anyone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mela Remington | 1/2/2013

    " An enjoyable read, and an interesting look into the dynamics of the relationship of a single mom and her teenage daughter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcia | 9/28/2012

    " Really enjoyed it - good story and likeable characters "

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About the Author
Author Karen McQuestion

Karen McQuestion has written books for kids, teens, and adults. Many of her titles have spent time on the Top 100 Kindle list. Her publishing story has been covered by the Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, and the national NPR show The Story with Dick Gordon. She has also appeared on ABC’s World News Now and America This Morning. She lives with her husband and kids in Hartland, Wisconsin.

About the Narrator

Emily Beresford earned her BA from Green Mountain College in Vermont, with concentrations in creative writing, music, and English. She returned to her Midwest roots after calling Vermont home for eleven years. She now lives in Michigan with her wonderful husband and lovely daughter.