Braced by Alyson Gerber audiobook

Braced

By Alyson Gerber
Read by Emily Lawrence

Tantor Audio 9780545907613
7.32 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Rachel Brooks is excited for the new school year. She's finally earned a place as a forward on her soccer team. Her best friends make everything fun. And she really likes Tate, and she's pretty sure he likes her back. After one last appointment with her scoliosis doctor, this will be her best year yet. Then the doctor delivers some terrible news: The sideways curve in Rachel's spine has gotten worse, and she needs to wear a back brace twenty-three hours a day. The brace wraps her in hard plastic from shoulder blades to hips. It changes how her clothes fit, how she kicks a ball, and how everyone sees her—even her friends and Tate. But as Rachel confronts all the challenges the brace presents, the biggest change of all may lie in how she sees herself. Written by a debut author who wore a brace of her own, Braced is the inspiring, heartfelt story of a girl learning to manage the many curves life throws her way.

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Summary

Summary

Rachel Brooks is excited for the new school year. She's finally earned a place as a forward on her soccer team. Her best friends make everything fun. And she really likes Tate, and she's pretty sure he likes her back. After one last appointment with her scoliosis doctor, this will be her best year yet.

Then the doctor delivers some terrible news: The sideways curve in Rachel's spine has gotten worse, and she needs to wear a back brace twenty-three hours a day. The brace wraps her in hard plastic from shoulder blades to hips. It changes how her clothes fit, how she kicks a ball, and how everyone sees her—even her friends and Tate. But as Rachel confronts all the challenges the brace presents, the biggest change of all may lie in how she sees herself.

Written by a debut author who wore a brace of her own, Braced is the inspiring, heartfelt story of a girl learning to manage the many curves life throws her way.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Narrator Emily Lawrence captures the many moods of Rachel, a girl with scoliosis who learns that she must wear a cumbersome, restrictive back brace. AudioFile
“A masterfully constructed and highly empathetic debut about a different kind of acceptance.” Booklist (starred review)
“The author doesn’t diminish Rachel’s difficulties, but at heart her story is uplifting…Comparisons to Judy Blume’s Deenie might be inevitable, but Rachel stands admirably on her own.” Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Narrator Emily Lawrence captures the many moods of Rachel…At first, Rachel’s voice is bubbly and buoyant; she’s looking forward to soccer season and the possibility of a boyfriend…Changes in her relationship with her friends and family are reflected in Lawrence’s tone…When Rachel and her mother begin to understand each other, their voices soften. In the end, Lawrence imbues Rachel with confidence and positivity as she comes to terms with friends, family, and doctors.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Alyson Gerber

Author Bio: Alyson Gerber

Alyson Gerber is the author of Braced and Focused. She is a graduate of The New School’s MFA in writing for children.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Coming-of-Age
Runtime: 7.32
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English