Version: Unabridged
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Narrator: Mandy Siegfried
Genres: Educational, Fiction, Teen
Publisher: Listening Library
Published In: November 2006
# of Units: 4 CDs
Length: 5 hours, 1 minute
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A traumatic event near the end of the summer has a devastating effect on Melinda's freshment year in high school.

Author Details

Author Details

Anderson, Laurie Halse

Laurie Halse Anderson is the "New York Times"-bestselling author who writes for kids of all ages. Known for tackling tough subjects with humor and sensitivity, her work has earned numerous ALA and state awards. Two of her books, "Speak" and "Chains", were National Book Award finalists. "Chains" also received the 2009 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction, and Laurie was chosen for the 2009 Margaret A. Edwards Award. Mother of four and wife of one, Laurie lives in Northern New York, where she likes to watch the snow fall as she writes. You can follow her adventures on Twitter, http: //twitt