Amazing Audiobooks (#AA2021) Nominees Round Up, March 18 Edition

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All the Things We Do in the Dark by Saundra Mitchell; Narrated by Kelly Pruner
Publication Date: October 29, 2019
ISBN: 978-1094078885

Ava was raped as a nine year old girl, and it left scars inside and out.  Now all her connections with people start with the “scar on her face” story.  She comes across a frozen body of a brutalized teen, whose ghost becomes a fixture in Ava’s life as she struggles with what to do about her body.

The audiobook format is really effective for the stream of consciousness style of this book. With the narrator we are inside Ava’s head and able to experience her world from her point of view.
Similar in suspense to books like I Know You Remember by Jennifer Donaldson, those who like dark stories of resilience and suspense with LGBTQ characters will like All the Things We Do in the Dark.

  –Cathy Outten

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#BFYA2019 Nominees Round Up, June 2 Edition

All Out: the No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens Thoughout the Ages edited by Saundra Mitchell
Harlequin Teen
Publication date: February 27, 2018
ISBN: 978-1335470454

Seventeen short stories illustrate the experiences of queer teens in a variety of historical settings. From a new take on the well-known tale of Robin Hood, to a new-found love arising from a Nirvana lyric, teen experiences that rarely make their way into historical fiction are revealed with a sense of wonder, awkwardness, and bravado.

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