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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,502 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Deb Caletti Narrator: Kate Rudd Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2010 ISBN: 9781423396390
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High school junior Jordan MacKenzie’s life was pretty typical: fractured family, new boyfriend, dead-end job. She’d been living with her father (the predictable optometrist) since her mother (the hippie holdover) had become too embarrassing to be around. Jordan felt that she finally had as normal a life as she could. But then came Gayle D’Angelo. Jordan knew her father was dating Gayle and that Gayle was married. Jordan knew it was wrong, and that her father was becoming someone she didn’t recognize anymore, but what could she do about it? And how could she — how could anyone — have possibly guessed that this illicit love affair would implode in such a violent and disturbing way? Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beatrice Gormley | 2/17/2014

    " A really good read, the main character witty and hyper-aware, with appealing vulnerability. At the very end, I thought it got a little implausible and sentimental, but minor objections. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meghan | 2/6/2014

    " I really would give this 3.5 stars. The narrator was hilarious, if a bit unbelievable, and I enjoyed the way the story was drawn out (unlike some reviewers). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Aly | 1/29/2014

    " The book got really boring and unrelateable. When was it written? The 70s? Who tucks their shirts in anymore? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 1/20/2014

    " Wow- really interesting book; the end is somewhat unexpected and it's really different from what i've read before. I would certianly give it a try! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/6/2014

    " What do you do when normal lets you down? Caletti - never shy about dealing with issues - turns her sharp eye for characterization toward the story of a girl whose life becomes the stuff of the six o'clock news. As always, reading Caletti is likely binging on Ben & Jerry's after having gone fat-free for months - rich, sumptious, and eye-rollingly good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ariana | 1/2/2014

    " I read this several years ago, so it might require a reread to recall exactly how I feel about it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine | 1/2/2014

    " This is Deb Calletti's first book i believe, and although it is awsome just like all the others, I think there were too many characters and storylines too be able to follow and understand it all. I loved the fact that the Story is written in Jordan's point of view, as a therapy-like assignment from a former teacher, and also that through the story she admits her foolishness and lack of thinking on certain points and actions and she is able to justify the others. Like always, Calletti's writting is amazing and it flows well and she elaborates just enough in all the right places. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Larissa | 12/15/2013

    " It wasn't my most favorite book,but it was okay. I think that Deb shouldn't of added a love life escpecially who it was. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alyssa | 12/14/2013

    " a very odd book. descriptive. sad to hear what happens when on goes crazy in today's world. a mixture of hope, death, and faith. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Candace | 11/13/2013

    " This book was really intriguing. Twists and turns around every corner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jme | 8/30/2013

    " I loooved this book. I read it when I was about 16/ 17. The way Caletti engulfs you in the beautiful setting, you feel like you're watching it all unfold before you and you're thrown into the harrowing climax. One of my fav teeny bopper books w/ some very serious issues. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mariah | 10/30/2012

    " The story line of this book was very surprising. From reading the back of the book, I never would have thought it included a murder. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 10/6/2012

    " I thought it was a really good book Jorden was awesome except foe Kale that sucked but, Jackson and Jorden needed each other. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle Chase | 2/5/2012

    " I honestly really didn't like this book, and it was hard for me to get through (sorry). I really only got into the last 50 pages or so. I was kind of disappointed with this one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Danae Armstrong | 12/17/2011

    " this book made me kinda mad. he dad just really ticked me off, i mean her was really dumb. How could you just think about yourself, you do have a daughter you know? i felt so sorry for her.Though i didnt like this book much, i was still touched at the end of the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen Violi | 5/27/2011

    " I loved this book! The building of suspense, the genuine engaging narrative voice, the characters who each quickly became real with deft strokes of detail. Masterful, beautiful, and the kind of book that inspires me to get back to my own writing. Thank you, Deb Caletti! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 4/18/2011

    " I thought it was a really good book Jorden was awesome except foe Kale that sucked but, Jackson and Jorden needed each other. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Prescilla | 1/2/2011

    " The original book that got me hooked to Deb Caletti, not what I had expected and the fact that it surprised me got me hooked on this author "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 CK | 9/29/2010

    " Excellent story diving into the mind and challenges of an average teenager dealing with the tragedy surrounding her family. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shona | 9/28/2010

    " It was alright, some how it didnt impress me as much as I thought it would "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Danae | 8/18/2010

    " this book made me kinda mad. he dad just really ticked me off, i mean her was really dumb. How could you just think about yourself, you do have a daughter you know? i felt so sorry for her.Though i didnt like this book much, i was still touched at the end of the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beatrice | 10/20/2009

    " A really good read, the main character witty and hyper-aware, with appealing vulnerability. At the very end, I thought it got a little implausible and sentimental, but minor objections. "

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About the Author
Author Deb CalettiDeb Caletti’s first novel for teens was The Queen of Everything, was nominated for YALSA's Best Books for Young Adults, and was chosen for PSLA's Top Forty of 2003 and the International Reading Association's Young Adult Choices for 2004. Honey, Baby, Sweetheart, a National Book Award finalist, was Deb's second book for teens. Deb lives with her family part-time on acreage in Issaquah, a Seattle suburb, and part-time in the city on a houseboat. She steals her best lines from her mother, her kids, and the dog, who doesn't seem to mind. You can visit her at www.debcaletti.com.
About the Narrator

Kate Rudd, actress and award-winning narrator,was born and raised in Michigan. As an actress she has appeared in several independent films and shorts, as well as in multiple episodes of the television show Perks. As an audiobook narrator she was a finalist for the 2013 Audie Award for The Fault in Our Stars. She is also a member of the multinarrator productions for October Mourning and Wonder, which were also 2013 finalists for Audie Awards. She has won seven AudioFile Earphones Awards.