Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway audiobook

Emmy & Oliver

By Robin Benway
Read by Phoebe Strole

HarperCollins 9780062330598

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781504612227

  • ISBN: 9781504612210

Runtime: 8.90 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Emmy and Oliver were going to be best friends forever, or maybe even more, before their futures were ripped apart. In Emmy's soul, despite the space and time between them, their connection has never been severed. But is their story still written in the stars? Or are their hearts like the pieces of two different puzzles—impossible to fit together?

Emmy just wants to be in charge of her own life. . . . She wants to stay out late, surf her favorite beach—go anywhere without her parents' relentless worrying. But Emmy's parents can't seem to let her grow up—not since the day Oliver disappeared.

Oliver needs a moment to figure out his heart. . . . He'd thought, all these years, that his dad was the good guy. He never knew that it was his father who had kidnapped him and kept him on the run. Discovering it, and finding himself returned to his old hometown, all at once, has his heart racing, and his thoughts swirling.

Readers who love Sarah Dessen will devour these pages with hearts in throats as Emmy and Oliver struggle to face the messy, confusing consequences of Oliver's father's crime. Full of romance, coming-of-age emotion, and heartache, these two equally compelling characters create an unforgettable story.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Robin Benway writes with her full heart. Emmy & Oliver is a genuinely sweet and funny novel bursting with the inextinguishable forces of love—between parents and children, distant and inseparable friends, new and reunited lovers.” Stephanie Perkins, New York Times bestselling author of Isla and the Happily Ever After
“In a novel sensitively tracing an awkward reunion that blossoms into romance, Benway examines split loyalties, the impact of confessionals, and how broken bonds can be mended…Benway’s intriguing premise and honest tone are a winning combination as she movingly portrays the growing trust between her characters.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“The circumstances of this story provide a perfect setting to explore how two young people navigate new adulthood and forge new identities. This book is at times heartfelt, funny, irreverent, and ultimately satisfying. Plot driven as well as introspective, it is a good choice for fans of Stephanie Perkins’s Anna and the French Kiss or any of Sarah Dessen’s novels.” Library Journal
“Benway fearlessly examines the effects of loss and return from every perspective…Hope, confusion, frustration, and love coexist without shame as teens and parents come to grips with the realization that nothing stays the same no matter how desperately we want it to.” Booklist
“As the story progresses, Benway peels away the surface and digs down to the raw emotions the teens and their families feel, focusing on Emmy’s family as seen from the inside while watching Oliver’s family from the outside.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Robin Benway

Author Bio: Robin Benway

Robin Benway is the acclaimed author of the 2017 National Book Award winner Far from the Tree, as well as Audrey, Wait! and The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May & June, both ALA Best Books for Young Adults. Her books have been published in sixteen languages, won awards abroad, and been bestsellers in several countries.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.90
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English