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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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Cassidy Rain Berghoff is a young girl in mourning. Her best friend was recently killed in a car accident, and the tragic death of her mother from a freak accident years earlier still haunts her. At the suggestion of her brother, Rain decides to enroll in her great-aunt's Indian camp and quickly loves it. But Rain soon learns that she must fight for what she loves when public funding for the camp becomes limited. Will her efforts to save the camp work?

Cynthia Leitich Smith creates a strong heroine in this beautiful audiobook, that follows a young girl who finds love and purpose in deep moments of despair. Download and start listening now!

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  • 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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. "

About the Author

Cynthia Leitich Smith is the author of several acclaimed books for younger readers. A member of the faculty at the Vermont College MFA program in writing for children and young adults, she lives in Austin, Texas.

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 narration of The Book of Polly was named a 2018 Outstanding Audiobook Narration by RUSA. She narrated Mary E. Pearson’s The Adoration of Jenna Fox, which won a YALSA Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults award, and Carol Lynch Williams’ The Chosen One, for which she received the 2010 Audie Award for Best Female Solo Narration. She has appeared on and off-Broadway, and 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.