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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (239 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Delia Ephron Narrator: Sarah Drew Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2010 ISBN: 9780061938290
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Click. Sukie Jamieson takes a selfie after her tennis lesson. Click. She takes one before she has to give a presentation in class. Click. She takes one to be sure there's nothing in her teeth after eating pizza at Clementi's. And if she can't take a selfie, she checks her reflection in windows, spoons, car chrome—anything available, really. So when her mother gives her an exquisite full-length mirror that once belonged to her grandmother, Sukie is thrilled. So thrilled that she doesn't listen to her mother's warning: “This mirror will be your best friend and worst enemy.” Because mirrors, as Sukie discovers, show not only the faraway truth but the truth close up. And finding out that close-up truth changes people. Often forever.

Acclaimed novelist and screenwriter Delia Ephron crafts a powerful novel of truth, beauty, and the secrets about family and friends that lie beneath perfection.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This wonderful, multifaceted story weaves the best of science fiction, coming-of-age, family relationships, teenage angst, and mystery together with humor and perfect pacing.” 

    VOYA (starred review) 

  • “Fifteen-year-old Sukie is a self-observer. She is constantly looking at her reflection or taking pictures of herself with her cell phone…readers will say, “Wow!” A book for girls who think they know everything and turn out to be wrong.” 

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  • “Narrator Sarah Drew captures Sukie’s snarky attitude, which hides loneliness and lack of confidence behind a mask of bravado. Drew also nails Sukie’s whiny, neglected mother and the false sincerity of her father, who thinks he's everyone's best pal.”  

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  • “Readers who like a good laugh along with a healthy does of human drama and a touch of magical realism will like this one.” 

    Kliatt

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sabrina | 2/13/2014

    " not sure i liked it...kinda weird..eh "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah | 2/8/2014

    " As the sequel to my favorite book of all time (Frannie in Pieces), I liked it. BUT, the story was kind of depressing. I love how the story ends, but getting there was too complicated and sad. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Oksana *Bookaholic* | 2/8/2014

    " W. T. F? I have no idea where this book came from. Mars?!?!?! It was stupid and BLEH! Sorry, this isn't a review. I just wanted to spit some hateful words at this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 1/24/2014

    " Although I had a hard time getting into this book initially, I found it worth my invested time in the end. It's not about mermaids, the main character is hard to identify with, but I think it had something to say. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone, but some high school girls could probably really benefit from reading it--if they're self-absorbed, friendless, and lonely. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nannie :) | 1/15/2014

    " i found this book a very boring read,the book ended up becoming very predictable and i found my self losing interest fast the plot was unoriginal and the main protagonist of the book had no character development and the book lack a main issue or problem i do not recommend this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Syd | 10/22/2013

    " I started reading it, got to page 100, then stopped reading it because it was dumb. It was just about fashion and stuff. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gabrielle | 7/30/2013

    " I really wanted to like this book. The second half was better than the first. The whole family was pretty unlikeable, which was disappointing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Heather | 6/12/2013

    " When I picked this up, I didn't realize it was YA. That's on me. The fact that none of the characters seemed remotely compelling? I think that's not so much on me. I simply couldn't get into this book... I found Suki annoying and the dog kind of weird. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 4/11/2013

    " Felt like it started slow, but about halfway through it really started picking up. This book's insight into a so-called "perfect" 15-year-old's life was amazing, proof to all that appearances are deceiving. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Savannah | 10/16/2012

    " Its like she got bored with the story and killed it "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beth | 1/25/2012

    " I picked this one up because of the title but I should have listened to the ratings. It wasn't horrible and I am glad that Sukie showed some growth but what character would anyone want to identify with? I just wasn't draw into the story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather | 12/29/2011

    " Not what I expected. I couldn't even finish it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 10/15/2011

    " Good book, about shallow-ness and learning to look deeper, for Sukie. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Erika | 4/21/2011

    " Horrible!!! It made no sense. change the title cause the only time her hair was like "mermaid hair" was when she dyed it in the middle end of the book then the dye came out:P "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gabrielle | 4/14/2011

    " I really wanted to like this book. The second half was better than the first. The whole family was pretty unlikeable, which was disappointing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 2/11/2011

    " This book is sooo good for middle school girls. I'm not sure boys would get as much out of it. The writing is romantic, intriguing, and thought-provoking. Perfect for young teens. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alejandra | 1/26/2011

    " I thought it was gonna have a much deeper lesson in the end. It was a little different than the reviews I read led me to believe. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Savannah | 1/3/2011

    " Its like she got bored with the story and killed it "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather | 11/15/2010

    " Not what I expected. I couldn't even finish it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 AudryT | 11/9/2010

    " Pretty good slice-of-angst story about a girl coming to terms with the messiness of her family and the consequences of lonliness. And, honestly, it was nice to read a YA that wasn't in the present tense, for once. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah | 10/19/2010

    " As the sequel to my favorite book of all time (Frannie in Pieces), I liked it. BUT, the story was kind of depressing. I love how the story ends, but getting there was too complicated and sad. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nbfunny | 9/6/2010

    " i found this book a very boring read,the book ended up becoming very predictable and i found my self losing interest fast the plot was unoriginal and the main protagonist of the book had no character development and the book lack a main issue or problem i do not recommend this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Erika | 8/31/2010

    " Horrible!!! It made no sense. change the title cause the only time her hair was like "mermaid hair" was when she dyed it in the middle end of the book then the dye came out:P
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 8/9/2010

    " Good book, about shallow-ness and learning to look deeper, for Sukie. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Heather | 7/19/2010

    " When I picked this up, I didn't realize it was YA. That's on me. The fact that none of the characters seemed remotely compelling? I think that's not so much on me. I simply couldn't get into this book... I found Suki annoying and the dog kind of weird. "

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About the Author
Author Delia Ephron

Delia G. Ephron is a bestselling author, screenwriter, and playwright. Her movies include You’ve Got Mail, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Hanging Up (based on her novel), and Michael. Her articles regularly appear in the New York Times, O, the Oprah Magazine, Vogue, and the Huffington Post. She lives in New York City

About the Narrator

Sarah Drew is an American actress who has appeared on a number of television shows, including Grey’s Anatomy, Everwood, Castle, Supernatural, Mad Men, Law & Order: SVU, and Glee. She also works as a voice actor.