Where the Heart Is by Jo Knowles audiobook

Where the Heart Is

By Jo Knowles
Read by Jennifer Jill Araya

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781721365746

  • ISBN: 9781721365746

Runtime: 6.03 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

If home is where the heart is, what would happen if you lost it? Compassion and humor infuse the story of a family caught in financial crisis and a girl struggling to form her own identity.

It’s the first day of summer and Rachel's thirteenth birthday. She can't wait to head to the lake with her best friend, Micah. But as summer unfolds, every day seems to get more complicated. Her “fun” new job taking care of the neighbors’ farm animals quickly becomes a challenge, whether she’s being pecked by chickens or having to dodge a charging pig at feeding time. At home, her parents are more worried about money than usual, and their arguments over bills intensify. Fortunately, Rachel can count on Micah to help her cope with all the stress. But Micah seems to want their relationship to go beyond friendship, and though Rachel almost wishes for that, too, she can’t force herself to feel “that way” about him. In fact, she isn’t sure she can feel that way about any boy — or what that means. With all the heart of her award-winning novel See You At Harry's, Jo Knowles brings us the story of a girl who must discover where her heart is and what that means for her future.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Knowles paints a down-to-earth picture of an adolescent girl who is saddled with too many responsibilities. Rachel’s anger and frustration over not being able to control her situation is as vividly expressed as her growing maturity and courage.” Publishers Weekly
“With even pacing and a down-to-earth tone, narrator Jennifer Jill Araya vividly portrays 13-year-old Rachel…Listeners hear Rachel’s confusion, frustration, and pain as she comes to terms with her changing friendship with Micah…[and] listeners will eagerly follow her bittersweet coming-of-age.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Jo Knowles

Author Bio: Jo Knowles

Jo Knowles is an author of young adult novels.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 6.03
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English