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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (64 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rebecca Rupp Narrator: Ellen Grafton Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Octavia’s best friend, Andrew, wants to know why time runs forward instead of backward, or if it’s possible to talk to an alien jellyfish. Octavia has much bigger questions on her mind: Why do bad things happen, like Hurricane Katrina and 9/11? What is the meaning of life? Is there a God? Octavia’s father is convinced that art and Henry David Thoreau hold the key to life. Her mother, Ray, though, has always been seeking greater meaning — up until now. Octavia’s problem is not only that her parents have different answers to the big questions but that their answers are threatening to tear her family apart. Could it be that some questions are too big to have just one answer? Could it be that the universe is far wider than Octavia’s — or perhaps anyone’s —view of it? Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This hopeful novel highlights the resilience of children and the courage of those who seek truth in a complicated world.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • A 2010 Publishers Weekly Best Book: Children's Fiction

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by LaLa | 1/12/2014

    " I've been so interested in the number of books written for children recently that discuss and portray children dealing with adults who are christian fundamentalists. Is this a new thing? "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Mary | 1/11/2014

    " Awful on many levels "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Heather | 12/29/2013

    " It was just OK. I think my biggest issue with the book is that Christianity is only shown through the lens of the Redeemers - like that is the only way. The book does make for some interesting questions though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kathy | 12/17/2013

    " A sweet story of a 12 year-old's journey through her parents seperation. Octavia's parents are free thinkers. Her mother Ray is always looking for the meaning of life. When she finds it with the Redeemers, Octavia's life is turned upside down. This is a well written little book. "

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