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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (383 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Wendy Orr Narrator: Kate Hosking Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2013 ISBN:
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Finding yourself in hospital, in a bed full of shattered glass, is traumatic. Coming to terms with multiple fractures and probable long-term difficulties is something else again - slow, painful, full of obstacles and questions with no clear answers. Anna is used to being athletic, popular, 'normal'. Now she feels the layers of her familiar self being peeled away; nothing is normal or easy. Can she pick up the pieces of her life? What part will Hayden and Luke play? And who, now, is Anna Duncan?

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah Sullivan | 2/8/2014

    " Sharp and fast paced. Anna, the main character is seriously injured in a car accident and has to put her life back together. She does so, in a way that isn't preachy, self-pitying or cloying at all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tammy | 2/4/2014

    " Peeling the Onion is a bittersweet novel of strength and determination. Anna was a karate champion, and had the guy. Suddenly it all changed in a fatal car accident where she breaks her neck, and suddenly she must decide weather or not to carry on to get stronger, or just give up. But she then begins to realise, however awful, this accident may just be the jolt she needed to find herself, the right guy, and who her real friends are. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/30/2014

    " Another cruddy book about growing up, figuring out who you are and what makes you the person that you are combined with physical healing of a neck injury. Characters all deserved to die but none of them did (unfortunate) dialogue is passable, but all in all not a good book in and of itself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bev | 1/27/2014

    " 17 year old Anna has to pick up life again after she is badly injured in a car accident. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl Rainfield | 1/27/2014

    " Peeling the Onion is a powerful book that shows pain from the inside out, and hope and healing, too. It feels real and deep. It swept me up and took me along for the ride. I've read it a few times, and I know I'll be reading it again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer Tran | 1/18/2014

    " I read this 6 years ago? I don't remember much about the book except that the girl got into a car accident and that she broke her neck. The book was neither horrible or superb. I wish there was more romance, but there wasn't. Read this if you have nothing else to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicci | 1/18/2014

    " I don't remember a lot of this book. I do know that it is one of the few books I remember from 5th grade, and that I loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie Ouellette | 12/23/2013

    " Even though the depressive feelings that the narrator experiences are the result of an accident, I think most teens could relate even without having dealt with an accident or disfigurement. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jenafer | 12/21/2013

    " This book was horrible. SHE BROKE HER LEG GTFOVER IT AND MOVE ON. Goddamn this bitch was whiny. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Passione | 12/15/2013

    " ok this book was kinda ok i mean i liked the romance part of it but everything else kinda made me mad i can't read a book if most of it is the main characters inner thoughts there has to be alots of conversation. ugh i don't it just urks me but i would like to say the ending came together nicely "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Abdulsamiu | 12/9/2013

    " starts of slow, develops even slower and the ending is very unsatisfying. no climax, no twists, no triumph. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 11/24/2013

    " This is a story of a 17 year old's journey to fiding her true self after she is involved in a very serious car accident. The book is wonderful in helping appreciate a healthy body and also would be an excellent tool in helping accident victims cope with their own loss. I highly recommend this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 C. | 11/15/2013

    " It actually did make me cry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 8/3/2013

    " This story centers around a young Austrailian woman who is injured in a car accident and makes a slow recovery with the help of her family and new friend. It was an OK read...another book I ordered for my freshmen; hope they like it! :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jane Baker | 7/19/2013

    " This girl...she's in a car accident...and she has to deal with it. I was forced to read this for school. It's got all the emotions and jazz- wasn't ready for that- turned me off reading for years!!! What a shame!! If only they had Harry Potter when I was a kid. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becca | 5/10/2013

    " My high school english teacher recommended this book to me after I wrote a short story in her class that was similar in nature to this book. I remember liking it then and re read it recently. It was a raw, painful story. But, it was good, even the second time around. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 4/18/2013

    " This was a very good YA book. I listened to this, and it was very well read. First person tale of a teenager's recovery from breaking her neck in a car accident. Great characters, set in Australia, very well done. Glad I listened. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherry | 4/14/2013

    " Touching, engaging, tragic, hopeful. A few things I didn't like. (Found out my daughter was given this book to read by a teacher when she was 12 - that wouldn't be age appropriate. The girl is a senior in high school in the story and the book deals with a lot of serious issues of loss and recovery.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cakebombsfan | 3/21/2013

    " as a kid this was the best novel in the world "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicki | 3/8/2013

    " Anna 17 yr life changes as she recovers from a car accident. Great "

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About the Author
Author Wendy Orr

Wendy Orr is the author of Peeling the Onion, an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults. She lives with her dog and other family in the hills by the sea in southern Australia.

About the Narrator

Kate Hosking is an Australian singer, actor, dancer, and choreographer. Her narrations includeTime, Flow Softly, A River Not Yet Named, and So Much to Tell You.