Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Laurie Halse Anderson

Narrated By: Samantha Mathis

Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)

Date: October 2002

Duration: 6 hours 2 minutes


Meet Kate Malone -straight A science and math geek, ministers daughter, ace long-distance runner, unwilling family caretaker, emotional avoidance champion. Kate manages her life by compartmentalizing it, not unlike the periodic table. She can handle anything -or so she thinks. Then, like a string of chemical reactions, everything happens: the Malones neighbors get burned out of their home and move in. Because her father is a Good Man of God (and a Not Very Thoughtful Parent), Kate has to share her room with her nemesis, Flo Litch, and Flos adorable, troublemaking little brother. Kates ex-boyfriend keeps trying to get back together. And she gets rejected from the only college she has applied to: MIT. Kates life is less and less under control -and then, something happens that truly blows it all apart.