In an audiobook that deals with self-harm and suicidal ideation, narrators sequentially recount the life and death of 16-year-old Jules. Leah Dubbin-Steckel portrays Jules before her death. Despite self-deprecating declarations about body image and poor parental boundaries, Dubbin-Steckel's tone seems buoyant and self-confident, revealing passions for cooking and her boyfriend more than sorrows. Rachel Noe delivers the part of Britt, Jules's mother. Her brusque, clever posts show more concern for herself than her daughter. Emma Love emotionally narrates the rest of the story, expressing the views of Natalie, Jules's best friend. Her point of view is marked by guilt, anger, and grief. Her performance helps listeners understand the individual characters' responsibilities and truths, one of which is that no one could have prevented Jules's suicide. S.W. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2023]
Digital Download Bloomsbury Publishing 2023
DD ISBN $26.17
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