By the time Breezy was 14, she had two baby girls and had just discovered crack cocaine. Karen Chilton's superb narration enhances Brenda Myers-Powell's memoir. Her parents died, her neighborhood was tough, and her grandmother loved her but couldn't always protect her. It wasn't a sad life, and Chilton orchestrates the laugh-out-loud moments like a seasoned conductor. For example, when Breezy was shot in the toe through a brand-new pair of shoes, she refused to take them off until she got to the hospital. This is a full-bodied performance, complete with salty language and harrowing situations, but listeners will love Chilton's portrayal of Breezy's determination to find her place in the world. E.E.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2021]
Trade Ed. Macmillan Audio 2021
DD ISBN 9781250807779 $19.99
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