Library Ed. Recorded Books 2018
CD ISBN 9781501990847 $77.75 Seven CDs
DD ISBN 9781501991127 $70.00
For a second time, narrator Laura Knight Keating excels at portraying Virginia Shreves, an overweight 16-year-old who suffers from body image issues and an inferiority complex within her family. In addition to being in a meaningless relationship, Virginia is the butt of bullying and is confused about her brother's arrest for date rape. Then she meets Sebastian, a handsome artist who is not a "chubby chaser." Keating marks Virginia's initial distrust and then her wonder and pleasure at finding someone who really sees her. Virginia also begins to see with new clarity her family's obsession with appearance and her own worth in the world. Reflecting an interesting plot complication, Keating replicates the tension that comes from Virginia's falling in love with Sebastian in spite of knowing he's the brother of the girl her brother is accused of raping. S.W. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2018]
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