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Author: Gary Paulsen Narrator: Kirby Heyborne Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2016 ISBN: 9781442399792
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From three-time Newbery Honor author Gary Paulsen comes a laugh-out-loud novella about six wacky misfits who get stuck together in a school restroom and discover friendship.

It seemed like a normal school day, until a horrible storm forced the very cautious school administration to make everyone hole up in a safe place. Six students find themselves stuck in a tiny, questionably smelly space—a school bathroom—with a stuffed cat for entertainment. Hijinks ensue and the unexpected happens. They enter as strangers…and leave as friends. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Reminiscent of an all-male version of The Breakfast Club…A quick read for fans of relationship fiction.”

    School Library Journal

  • “The novel’s contained setting and rapid-fire dialogue gives the story a theatrical quality…Provide[s] opportunities for thought and conversations about self-honesty, stereotypes, and making friends in unexpected situations.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Readers will both like and recognize the diverse group of characters, such as the brainiac or the hostile, seemingly dumb one…Likable characters and a nice dose of humor.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “The story is told from the point of view of Jordan, and Heyborne excels at conveying the tension between Jordan’s self-doubt and his attempts to hide his feelings behind sarcasm…The novella is a great listen, and middle-graders will like this relatable story about dispelling stereotypes, being true to yourself, and finding friends where you least expect [to]."

    Booklist (audio review)

  • “Kirby Heyborne applies his trademark emotional range to flush out the stereotypes: class clown, brainiac, overachiever, bully, plugged-in air rocker, and insecure newbie…Heyborne brings youthful energy to each character and plays them off each other so well you’d swear you were watching the story on stage. Heyborne taps into that effect when the story is retold in screenplay format, complete with stage directions. Devon’s air rock concert, Jordan’s comedic narrative, Regan’s near constant list of his own achievements, and Avery’s shyness are sure to please.”


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About the Author

Gary Paulsen Gary Paulsen is the distinguished author of many critically acclaimed books for young people, including three Newbery Honor Books: The Winter Room, Hatchet, and Dogsong. He won the Margaret A. Edwards Award given by the ALA for his lifetime achievement in young adult literature. He divides his time between his home in Alaska, his ranch in New Mexico, and his sailboat on the Pacific Ocean

About the Narrator

Kirby Heyborne is a musician, actor, and professional narrator. Noted for his work in teen and juvenile audio, he has garnered over twenty Earphones Awards. His audiobook credits include Jesse Kellerman’s The Genius, Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother, and George R. R. Martin’s Selections from Dreamsongs.