Here in the Real World by Sara Pennypacker audiobook

Here in the Real World

By Sara Pennypacker
Read by Noah Galvin

Balzer + Bray 9780062698957

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780062968418

  • ISBN: 9780062968418

Runtime: 5.46 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

From the author of the highly acclaimed, New York Times bestselling novel Pax comes a gorgeous and moving middle grade novel that is an ode to introverts, dreamers, and misfits everywhere.

Ware can’t wait to spend summer “off in his own world”—dreaming of knights in the Middle Ages and generally being left alone. But then his parents sign him up for dreaded Rec camp, where he must endure Meaningful Social Interaction and whatever activities so-called “normal” kids do.

On his first day Ware meets Jolene, a tough, secretive girl planting a garden in the rubble of an abandoned church next to the camp. Soon he starts skipping Rec, creating a castle-like space of his own in the church lot.

Jolene scoffs, calling him a dreamer—he doesn’t live in the “real world” like she does. As different as Ware and Jolene are, though, they have one thing in common: for them, the lot is a refuge.

But when their sanctuary is threatened, Ware looks to the knights’ Code of Chivalry: Thou shalt do battle against unfairness wherever faced with it. Thou shalt be always the champion of the Right and Good—and vows to save the lot.

But what does a hero look like in real life? And what can two misfit kids do?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Pennypacker’s humane tale is written with straightforward grace and populated with exquisitely layered characters; vulnerable, imaginative Ware’s journey to self-acceptance is particularly skillfully rendered.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Pennypacker fully immerses readers in the experience of an introverted and sensitive character who begins to push back against expectations…May inspire readers to dream of their own cleaned-up urban spaces…This story gently rejoices in two charismatic young people whose dedication and compassion illustrate what it means to be heroes in the real world.” Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)
“Noah Galvin’s dreamy tones depict the introversion of eleven-year-old Ware…Galvin captures the dynamic between the pair…The mix of graceful plot and deep feelings creates a good family listen. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Sara Pennypacker

Author Bio: Sara Pennypacker

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 5.46
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English