Belles by Jen Calonita audiobook

Belles

By Jen Calonita
Read by Julia Whelan

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing 9780316091138

The Belles Series: Book 1

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781455128518

  • ISBN: 9781455128501

  • ISBN: 9781455128525

  • ISBN: 9781455128549

Runtime: 9.10 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Isabelle Scott’s life may not be easy, but she loves it. She is a star swimmer and lifeguard, has great friends, and has been spending the summer with Brayden, a cute surfer—though they’re just friends. But her grandmother, with whom she’s lived since her mother died five years earlier, is declining quickly, and Izzie’s whole world is upended. She’s whisked away from the poor, rough neighborhood where she grew up to live with her aunt, uncle, and cousins in the exclusive Emerald Cove.

Mirabelle Monroe leads a charmed life: her father is a former baseball star about to run for the United States Senate. She’s popular and beautiful and has a super cute jock boyfriend. But when her cousin, Izzie, comes to live with her family, her well-ordered world starts to unravel. It doesn’t help that Mira’s best friend and queen bee, Savannah, hates Izzie from the start, maybe because Izzie seems to be so close to Savannah’s boyfriend, Brayden. And Mira doesn’t know whether to choose her friends and status at school or her family.

As Izzie and Mira try to navigate their new lives, family secrets are dug up and the girls learn what friends and family truly mean.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Proving Southern belles can backstab with the best of ’em, Jen Calonita weaves a soapy tale that keeps you guessing from beginning to end.” Kate Brian, New York Times bestselling author of the Private and Privilege series
“Belles is a must-read, full of scandals, sisterhood, Southern charm, and secrets!” Sara Shepard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Pretty Little Liars series
 “The protagonists’ emotional development and changing attitudes are realistically expressed, as their priorities are redefined and their loyalties are tested.” Publishers Weekly
“The story is told with plenty of panache…The fish-out-of-water elements have the most bang, complete with designer names, catty social clubs, and forbidden romance…Told in alternating chapters by Izzie and Mira, this dual perspective adds an effective layer to the story.” Booklist
“A page-turner that has it all—tingly romance, shocking secrets, and tons of heart. You’re going to love it.” Sarah Mlynowski, author of Gimme a Call and Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have)

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Author

Author Bio: Jen Calonita

Author Bio: Jen Calonita

Jen Calonita, a former senior entertainment editor at Teen People, has interviewed everyone from Reese Witherspoon to Zac Efron. An entertainment journalist for the past ten years, she has written for TV Guide, Glamour, and Marie Claire. She lives in New York with her husband Mike, sons Tyler and Dylan, and their Chihuahua, Captain Jack Sparrow.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 9.10
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English