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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (179 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cynthia Leitich Smith Narrator: Jenna Lamia Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2008 ISBN: 9780739380185
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The next day was my fourteenth birthday, and I’d never kissed a boy—domestic style or French. Right then, I decided to get myself a teen life.

Cassidy Rain Berghoff didn’t know that the very night she decided to get a life would be the night that Galen would lose his.

It’s been six months since her best friend died, and up until now Rain has succeeded in shutting herself off from the world. But when controversy arises around her Aunt Georgia’s Indian camp in their mostly white midwestern community, Rain decides to face the outside world again—at least through the lens of her camera.

Hired by her town newspaper to photograph the campers, Rain soon finds that she has to decide how involved she wants to become in the Indian camp. Does she want to keep a professional distance from the inter-tribal community she belongs to? And just how willing is she to connect with the campers after her great loss?

In a voice that resonates with insight and humor, Cynthia Leitich Smith tells of heartbreak, recovery, and reclaiming one’s place in the world.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheila | 2/19/2014

    " This was a fantastic look at grief, life in a small town, and dealing with a Native heritage. I would recommend it a million times over. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chris Hristov | 12/27/2013

    " Nothing interesting about this book. I wish something's could be unread. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elsa Acosta | 11/11/2013

    " I chose this book to read because over the summer I read a book about an indian boy, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. I learned a lot about how people live in the indian reservations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Olive | 11/2/2013

    " This is an excellent YA novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Theodora | 11/2/2013

    " Challenges assumptions, cool. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne Broyles | 10/26/2013

    " Complex main character, Cassidy Rain Berghoff, comes to terms with the deaths of her mother and best friend/love interest, begins to figure out what it means to be of mixed heritage in a mostly white Kansas town,and comes to appreciate the family and friends who support her. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Farida | 2/17/2013

    " This is more of a 2.5 rating-- I liked the premise, but I didn't feel connected to the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aida | 11/7/2012

    " It was an interesting book. I really liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen Bigheart (I Read Banned Books) | 1/31/2012

    " One of the few contemporary Native books out there. Gosh, we need more authentic multicultural reads from an insider's perspective! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 R | 10/21/2011

    " Early on in my reading career, I might've hastily classified this as a problem novel. Really, it's much more than that. The setting is fully realized, the characters fully rendered, and the problem is really only a jumping off point for the novel, not the point of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee Anne | 9/14/2011

    " Nicely done! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Purple_koco | 5/25/2011

    " This was the first book I did not finish. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen Bigheart | 2/19/2011

    " One of the few contemporary Native books out there. Gosh, we need more authentic multicultural reads from an insider's perspective! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheila | 7/29/2010

    " This was a fantastic look at grief, life in a small town, and dealing with a Native heritage. I would recommend it a million times over. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 6/4/2010

    " Complex main character, Cassidy Rain Berghoff, comes to terms with the deaths of her mother and best friend/love interest, begins to figure out what it means to be of mixed heritage in a mostly white Kansas town,and comes to appreciate the family and friends who support her. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 R | 5/23/2009

    " Early on in my reading career, I might've hastily classified this as a problem novel. Really, it's much more than that. The setting is fully realized, the characters fully rendered, and the problem is really only a jumping off point for the novel, not the point of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Olive | 1/29/2009

    " This is an excellent YA novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kari | 1/22/2009

    " First person narrator. The character’s voice is smart and funny - a great teen voice. I loved the use of a beaded necklace as an endowed object. I also loved how the journal was used to add depth and history to the characters and to the story. And the ending is just right. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aida | 12/5/2008

    " It was an interesting book. I really liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Farida | 8/24/2008

    " This is more of a 2.5 rating-- I liked the premise, but I didn't feel connected to the characters. "

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About the Author
Author Cynthia Leitich SmithCynthia Leitich Smith is the acclaimed and best-selling author of the first book in this series, Feral Nights, as well as the Tantalize quartet: Tantalize, Eternal, Blessed, and Diabolical, and the graphic novels Tantalize: Kieren’s Story and Eternal: Zachary’s Story, both illustrated by Ming Doyle. About Feral Curse, she says, "In small towns, everybody knows one another. That pushes secrets deeper and occasionally makes them more dangerous." Cynthia lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband, author Greg Leitich Smith.
About the Narrator

Jenna Lamia is an actress and award-winning audiobook narrator. She has won the prestigious Audie Award, as well as more than a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards. Her acting credits include appearances on Oz, Law & Order: SVU, and NYPD Blue. She has attended Amherst College, New York University, and the Sorbonne in Paris.