How to Disappear Completely by Ali Standish audiobook

How to Disappear Completely

By Ali Standish
Read by Jesse Vilinsky

HarperCollins 9780062893284

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781094119922

  • ISBN: 9781094119915

  • ISBN: 9781094119939

Runtime: 9.34 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

"When Emma discovers the first spot, 'like a tiny bright moon' on her left foot, she's at the funeral of her grandmother, who had been her best friend as well. The diagnosis is vitiligo, a skin condition triggered by stress. Creating a large multigenerational cast, Standish knits an absorbing story of loss, identity, and human connections. A rewarding, realistic novel, illuminated by magical elements." —Booklist (starred review)

Wonder meets Some Kind of Happiness in this powerful tween novel from Ali Standish, author of the Carnegie Medal nominee The Ethan I Was Before and August Isle.

While her grandmother was alive, Emma’s world was filled with enchantment. But now Gram is gone, and suddenly strange spots are appearing on Emma’s skin. Soon, she’s diagnosed with vitiligo—a condition that makes patches of her skin lose their color—and the magic in her world is suddenly replaced with school bullies and doctor appointments.

But when Emma writes one last story in the journal she shared with Gram, something strange happens. Someone writes back to her, just like Gram used to. Who’s writing to Emma? And just what is her story going to be, now that everything is so different?

Award-winning author Ali Standish explores the ways life transforms us, and how we learn to let go of what we must while still holding fast to who we are.

"Seamlessly blending childhood wonder with the slow lessons of maturity, this tale succeeds in celebrating curiosity, thoughtfulness, and collaboration, centering on relatable characters who welcome readers into their world." —Publishers Weekly

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Creating a large multigenerational cast, Standish knits an absorbing story of loss, identity, and human connections. A rewarding, realistic novel, illuminated by magical elements.” Booklist (starred review)
“Emma’s troubles and the magical stories she’d told with Gram in the forest come together in a warm and after-school-special–ish Thanksgiving in which even the bully is revealed to be good at heart.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Ali Standish

Author Bio: Ali Standish

Ali Standish, author of the critically acclaimed The Ethan I Was Before, August Isle, and Bad Bella, grew up in North Carolina and spent several years as an educator in the public school system of Washington, DC. She has an MFA degree in children’s writing from Hollins University and an MPhil in children’s literature from the University of Cambridge.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 9.34
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English