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Author: Cari Best Narrator: Calista Flockhart Publisher: Weston Woods Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2015 ISBN: 9780545749589
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Never has being shy seemed so rewarding!

Whether she’s impersonating Elvis, swaggering like Captain Hook, or imitating the sounds of a cricket, Violet is expressive and funny—but only when she’s alone or with her best friend, Opal. At school, especially around class bully Irwin, who teases her nonstop, she retreats into a shell of shyness. But when Irwin, playing the part of Planet Mars in the class play, begins to spin wildly out of control and threatens to ruin the entire production, it’s Violet who saves the day—managing not only to give Irwin his comeuppance but to find her own unique way of surviving the spotlight.

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  • “Best zeroes in on a familiar childhood emotion with insight and flair.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “In wry, well-paced prose, Best…tells a good-natured story about discovering strengths and overcoming insecurity.”


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About the Author

Cari Best grew up in New York City in an extended European family dominated by confident, beautiful women who loved to talk. As a result, she became more comfortable with the written word as opposed to the one spoken. A graduate of the City University of New York, she also received a master’s degree in library science from Drexel University, landing a job as the first librarian at the newly built headquarters of the International Reading Association in Newark, Delaware. She served as Editorial Director at a film company for eighteen years while raising three children, numerous dogs, and seeing the world. Cari lives in Connecticut where she walks, gardens, laughs, and reads a lot.