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Author: Brandy Colbert Narrator: Alisha Wainwright Publisher: Hachette Book Group Audio Length: Release Date: August 2017 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781478922483

Publisher Description

A stunning novel on love, loss, identity, and redemption, from Publishers Weekly Flying Start author Brandy Colbert

When Suzette comes home to Los Angeles from her boarding school in New England, she isn’t sure if she’ll ever want to go back. Los Angeles is where her friends and family are, along with her crush, Emil. And her stepbrother, Lionel, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, needs her emotional support.

But as she settles into her old life, Suzette finds herself falling for someone new—the same girl her brother is in love with. When Lionel’s disorder spirals out of control, Suzette is forced to confront her past mistakes and find a way to help her brother before he hurts himself—or worse.

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  • “Narrator Alisha Wainwright pours emotion into her performance. Taking her cues from the text, she sighs and laughs, her voice quavers and cracks, and listeners feel what Suzette is feeling. Wainwright’s empathetic narration makes listeners care about all of the characters, and her performance connects with Colbert’s layered, atmospheric story of family ties, identity, and figuring out how to do the right thing. The result is an affecting and engrossing audiobook that will resonate with listeners.”

    - AudioFile
  • "[Colbert] further demonstrates her ability to convey the experiences of modern teen life with sensitivity, candor and grace.”

    - Chicago Tribune
  • “This superbly written novel teems with meaningful depth, which is perfectly balanced by romance and the languorous freedom of summer.”

    - Booklist (starred review)
  • “Colbert sensitively confronts misconceptions about mental illness, bisexuality, and intersectional identity…A vibrantly depicted Los Angeles.”

    - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
  • “A moving, diverse exploration of the challenges of growing up and the complicated nature of loyalty.”

    - School Library Journal (starred review)
  • “With compelling honesty, Colbert portrays Suzette’s evolving understanding of her sexuality, Lionel’s longing for self-sufficiency alongside the challenges of his mental illness, and the difficulty of shifting familial relationships.”

    - Horn Book
  • “Hand to readers who like thoughtful, edgy stories with no easy answers.”

    - VOYA
  • “A moving and well-realized examination of secrecy, trust, and intimacy.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “[A] thoughtful and thought-provoking examination of identity, loyalty, and what it means to live with integrity…A stunningly good novel.”

    - Kiersten White, author of Now I Rise

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About the Author

Brandy Colbert is the critically acclaimed author of several novels, whose Pointe won the 2014 Cybils Award for young adult fiction and was named a best book of 2014 by Publishers Weekly, BookRiot, and more. Her Little & Lion was a Junior Library Guild and a Book of the Month Club selection. She was chosen as a Publishers Weekly Flying Start author for spring 2014. She was born and raised in Springfield, Missouri, and earned a bachelors degree in journalism from Missouri State University. She works as a copy editor for magazines and books.

About the Narrator

Alisha Wainwright is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.