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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dana Reinhardt Narrator: Lincoln Hoppe Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2016 ISBN: 9780735209848
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For fans of Sarah Dessen, Jennifer Smith, E. L. Lockhart, and John Green, this delightful, often comic coming-of-age novel stars the lovable, brokenhearted River, the streets of Los Angeles, and an irresistible cast of characters.

Seventeen-year-old River doesn’t know what to do with himself when Penny, the girl he adores, breaks up with him. He lives in LA, where nobody walks anywhere, and Penny was his ride; he never bothered getting a license. He’s stuck. He’s desperate. Okay … he’s got to learn to drive.

But first, he does the unthinkable—he starts walking. He stumbles upon a support group for teens with various addictions. He fakes his way into the meetings and begins to connect with the other kids, especially an amazing girl. River wants to tell the truth, but he can’t stop lying, and his tangle of deception may unravel before he learns how to handle the most potent drug of all: true love.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A heartfelt tale that elevates truth over passion and friends over lovers. Reinhardt keeps it real.”

    Matthew Quick, New York Times bestselling author

  • “The book focuses on River’s growing self-awareness…The narrative resounds with honesty even as River himself is quite successful at inventing little white lies.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “River has an authentic, funny, and unpredictable voice…in his need to find connections with others. The unique characteristics of Los Angeles neighborhoods…[and] the culture of group therapy, with its frequent instances of humor and pathos, is aptly captured…Recommended for libraries needing light realistic reads.”

    School Library Journal

  • “As [River] explores a new relationship with a girl from the support group and remakes his life, he finds it difficult to balance his lies.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Narrator Lincoln Hoppe’s slow pace perfectly expresses the personality of seventeen-year-old River Dean…Hoppe’s unhurried narration emphasizes River’s torpor, a dullness resulting from his emotional pain…Hoppe’s reading becomes more animated as River struggles to develop a fuller view of the world and his own truth. In addition, Hoppe vividly portrays the friends and family who buoy River at difficult moments.”


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About the Author
Author Dana ReinhardtDana Reinhardt lives in San Francisco with her husband and their two daughters. She is the award-winning author of the young adult novels A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life, Harmless, How to Build a House, The Things a Brother Knows, and The Summer I Learned to Fly and the middle-grade novel Odessa Again. Her books have been named to many best of the year lists, and reviewers have praised her work as “exceptional,” and “funny and unforgettable.” Visit her at danareinhardt.net.
About the Narrator

Lincoln Hoppe is an accomplished actor of stage and screen with several films, plays, television shows, and numerous audiobooks to his credit. His audiobook narrations have earned him nine AudioFile Earphones Awards. His diverse voice characterizations can be heard on animated films, video games, and commercials across the globe. He is a member of the Lost Angeles Comedy Sportz Improv Company.