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Download Young Adult Fiction: Problem Child (2009): Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Young Adult Fiction: Problem Child (2009): Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Audiobook, by Laurie Halse Anderson
3.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 5 3.86 (7 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laurie Halse Anderson Narrator: Jonathan Hunt Publisher: Los Angeles Times Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2009 ISBN:
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The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.

Jonathan Hunt, a teacher and librarian, writes about young adult literature for Horn Book magazine, presents seminars for the Bureau of Education & Research, and has served on the 2006 Newbery and the 2008 Printz committees.

Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak was a National Book Award Finalist and New York Times best seller. Her most recent novel is Wintergirls. Suzanne Phillips is a special education English teacher in San Diego. Chloe Doe was her acclaimed debut novel. Burn, her provocative second novel, dares readers to look at the behavior that provokes violence in a suburban high school.

Nate Powell is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York City. His work includes contributions to the Eisner-nominated Syncopated anthologies. Swallow Me Whole is a 2008 finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Young Adult Literature. He lives in Indiana.

Jacqueline Woodson, winner of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults, is the author of several books, including her newest, Peace, Locomotion. Woodson was the recipient of a 2000 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Young Adult Fiction for Miracle's Boys. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alicia | 5/22/2011

    " I couldn't stand the futuristic slang at first but the underlying message made this novel a quick and rewarding read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abi | 5/18/2011

    " Hey, pretty great, M.T. Anderson. You did a good job of portraying a real jerk. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/15/2011

    " Fun and interesting read. Couldn't help thinking about a world like the one in this book...very bizarre. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 5/11/2011

    " Read this years ago. Don't think we're too far away from this now . . . "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monika | 5/9/2011

    " Very...interesting to say the least. There were some extremely good, thought-provoking ideas in here, but the writing style and characters kinda threw me off. I don't remember really liking anyone in here...with maybe the exception of the girl's (can't remember her name right now) dad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 5/2/2011

    " A young adult variation on a growing SF theme--how far will advertising go in the future? What if it is "fed" directly into our brains, and how will that affect our culture? Good stuff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thomas | 4/27/2011

    " Sure it's YA, but this might be the best thing I've read this year. There's a lot of George Saunders in here (I can't help wondering if he studied under Saunders at Syracuse) but in some ways I think he hit some of the notes better than Saunders does. Heartbreaking and very well done. "

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About the Author
Author Laurie Halse Anderson

Laurie Halse Anderson, New York Times bestselling author, writes for kids of all ages. Known for tackling tough subjects with humor and sensitivity, her work has earned numerous American Library Association and state awards. Two of her books, Speak and Chains, were National Book Award finalists. Chains also made the Carnegie Medal shortlist in the United Kingdom. She lives in northern New York, where she likes to watch the snow fall as she writes. She and her husband, Scot, plus their menagerie of critters, enjoy country living and time in the woods. When not writing or hanging out with her family, you can find her training for marathons or trying to coax tomatoes out of the rocky soil in her backyard.