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3.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 5 3.89 (9 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Emma Rathbone Narrator: Steven Boyer Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781449867522
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Born in South Africa, Emma Rathbone was a Henry Hoyns Fellow at the University of Virginia, where she received her M.F.A. The Patterns of Paper Monsters is her debut novel. Convicted of armed robbery, 17-year-old Jacob is sentenced to a Virginia detention center. Bored, Jacob begins romancing an inmate he bumps into once in a while. But when Jacob is asked to help bring the center down, he must choose between his new relationship and the chance for escape. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 3/20/2011

    " I felt comfortable in this kid's head. Great book. More with quotes soon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 3/3/2011

    " This just wasn't my kind of book. I think other people could enjoy it a lot more than I did. I don't get the title even after reading the book, but at least I love the cover. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zoe | 1/26/2011

    " I give 5 stars to any book that makes me laugh out loud - not that this is strictly a comedy, but the writing is sharp and witty without being overly clever. +10 points for Andrea's "Now I'm slimy." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 1/1/2011

    " Love. It's the kind of book I want to write, wish I'd written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aubrey Mae | 12/16/2010

    " Hmmm..I really liked the tone in this book. I enjoyed the humor and Jacob's views on things. I also liked how descriptive Rathbone is of the juvenile center. However, there were many points where I almost fell asleep. I didn't really get into it and felt that mostly it was lacking in plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elysabeth | 11/25/2010

    " Strong start but feels incomplete, somehow. Frustrating in it's lack of overall focus but well-written, so it must be forgiven, I guess. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 mim | 11/18/2010

    " I bought this because it was a local author and at my nearby Indie book store, a staff pick. I enjoyed it. The author did a good job with a teens voice, I thought. I was a quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 10/10/2010

    " If I'm reincarnated as a person I'm going to read it when I'm 18 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greta | 8/19/2010

    " Really liked the main character -- funny as hell. The writing was lovely, though the story was a bit predictable (although I will say that I never felt bored).

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About the Author

Emma Rathbone is a novelist and the recipient of a Christopher Isherwood Grant in Fiction. Her work can also be seen in the Virginia Quarterly Review and online at the New Yorker. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia Creative Writing Program.

About the Narrator

Steven Boyer is a graduate of the Juilliard School and has appeared both on stage and screen.