Nina O'Daniels

nodaniels@fz.k12.mo.us

Shannon Grieshaber

grieshaber.reads@gmail.com

Created in 2017

September 23, 2019

I didn't have many five star books this summer but this was a no brainer.  An under the radar book for me, Deb Caletti has written a story that forced me to reflect on just about everything I’ve ever done as a teenager and well into my twenties, specifically as it pertains to the opposite sex. This reflection isn’t forced or shameful, it’s necessary. And so very riveting. How can a book about a girl who just runs be riveting, you ask? Trust me, it is.

Annabelle has been through some stuff, to put it mildly, and quite frankly it's not going well. She’s tried to keep up her smiles, her per...

September 26, 2018

I could not stop listening to this audiobook.  It’s 8 hours long and I finished it in a day because I.  Could not. Stop. Listening. If you like listening to podcasts, you are going to like this audiobook.  Period. In fact, if you like podcasts, you can actually listen to half of this book in podcast form. Let me back up.

Here’s the need to know background:  Sadie’s life has been difficult. Mom has never been much of a mom.  A heroin addict who is always looking for a man to take care of her, she gives birth to Sadie but a kindly neighbor, the grandmotherly, Maybeth, does more to raise...

January 17, 2018

I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear of prolific audiobook narrator, Katherine Kellgren’s, recent death. No one has had as great of an impact on my reading life as Katherine Kellgren.  I had been an audiobook listener for several years before I listened to my first book narrated by Ms. Kellgren in 2010, but that’s all I was - a listener.  When I listened to Bloody Jack, the first book in the Jacky Faber (or Bloody Jack) series, I was blown away by the narration. She brought the book to life, giving all of the many characters their own distinct voices, making the performance seem like a fu...

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