I enjoyed this book, both the story and the narration. The narrator did a fantastic job with Frank’s voice. She made him so real and you fell in love with him even as you understood how hard he could be to deal with, hated that so many adults didn’t understand or support him. He was so obviously “special” but found so little understanding from those who should have known better. As a teacher, I was appalled by the insensitivity of so many at his school. Part of an educator’s responsibility is to prevent bullying and show respect to all their student’s.
This was great! I have very long commutes and go through books pretty fast and this one left me wanting for more and more. Tavia was so good at switching voices that many times I thought there were others with her. I thoroughly enjoyed the story and could absolutely relate to the story-line and characters. Thank you for filling much of my void!
I enjoyed this immensely. I liked how the characters grew, and grew to love each other throughout the story. Alice accepted Frank and his unending quirkiness, but knew when to call him on it. I loved both of them and saw their relationship blossom. Xander ended up not being as fly by night at the end which made him more likable, too. Felt Mimi’s love for Frank through Julia’s words, and also her frustration. I also thought the narrator did well with the voices, especially Frank’s. I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait for the next one!
I loved this book. Great narration from Tavia Gilbert. She really did a nice job of giving the characters good spirit and tone.
The narrator did a great job switching voices between different characters and made the book entertaining. The story itself was just fine.
I fell in love with Frank!!! And the narrator was amazing! Thoroughly entertaining!
Totally believable and a reminder to be more aware and sensitive! I fell in love with Frank and Alice! Wonderful story! Thank you!!!
The cover states that this book is "performed" by Tavia Gilbert and she does a superb job of bringing the intriguing, and sometimes irritating, characters to life. The plot is often very funny, maintains interest throughout, and is never trite. I shall definitely look out for another novel by Julia Claiborne Johnson, hopefully performed by Ms Gilbert. Highly recommended.
I loved this book. I didn't want it to end. I fell in love with the characters and the story. Delightful and charming is the whole thing