The Go-Between by Veronica Chambers audiobook

The Go-Between

By Veronica Chambers
Read by Karla Souza

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5.57 Hours Unabridged
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Fans of Jane the Virgin will find much to love about The Go-Between, a coming-of-age novel from bestselling author Veronica Chambers, who with humor and humanity explores issues of identity and belonging in a world that is ever-changing. She is the envy of every teenage girl in Mexico City. Her mother is a glamorous telenovela actress. Her father is the go-to voice-over talent for blockbuster films. Hers is a world of private planes, chauffeurs, paparazzi, and gossip columnists. Meet Camilla del Valle—Cammi to those who know her best. When Cammi’s mom gets cast in an American television show and the family moves to Los Angeles, things change—and quickly. Her mom’s first role is playing a not-so-glamorous maid in a sitcom. Her dad tries to find work but dreams about returning to Mexico. And at the posh, private Polestar Academy, Cammi’s new friends assume she’s a scholarship kid, the daughter of a domestic. At first Cammi thinks playing along with the stereotypes will be her way of teaching her new friends a lesson. But the more she lies, the more she wonders: Is she only fooling herself?

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Fans of Jane the Virgin will find much to love about The Go-Between, a coming-of-age novel from bestselling author Veronica Chambers, who with humor and humanity explores issues of identity and belonging in a world that is ever-changing.

She is the envy of every teenage girl in Mexico City. Her mother is a glamorous telenovela actress. Her father is the go-to voice-over talent for blockbuster films. Hers is a world of private planes, chauffeurs, paparazzi, and gossip columnists. Meet Camilla del Valle—Cammi to those who know her best.

When Cammi’s mom gets cast in an American television show and the family moves to Los Angeles, things change—and quickly. Her mom’s first role is playing a not-so-glamorous maid in a sitcom. Her dad tries to find work but dreams about returning to Mexico. And at the posh, private Polestar Academy, Cammi’s new friends assume she’s a scholarship kid, the daughter of a domestic.

At first Cammi thinks playing along with the stereotypes will be her way of teaching her new friends a lesson. But the more she lies, the more she wonders: Is she only fooling herself?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Karla Souza creates a pitch-perfect, youthful narration of Cammi…[and] seamlessly moves from English to Spanish phrases and beautifully creates a wealth of engaging, clearly delineated characters for Cammi to interact with. This fun yet serious story will entertain a wide array of listeners—while making them think twice about the power of assumptions. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
"There's a well-researched authenticity to the author's descriptions of everything from Mexican culture to couture clothing, but it's the story's exploration of stereotypes that makes it memorable. Kirkus Reviews
Offers a distinct perspective on the complex and current issue of Mexican immigration to the U.S. . . .a short but rich tale that illuminates the nuanced experience of a girl who, despite her privilege, still grapples with who she is and where she belongs. Booklist
“A short but rich tale that illuminates the nuanced experience of a girl who, despite her privilege, still grapples with who she is and where she belongs.” Booklist
“There’s a well-researched authenticity to the author’s descriptions of everything from Mexican culture to couture clothing, but it’s the story’s exploration of stereotypes that makes it memorable…There’s much to appreciate in this teen soap with heart.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Veronica Chambers

Author Bio: Veronica Chambers

Veronica Chambers is the award-winning author of the critically acclaimed memoir Mama’s Girl and coauthor with Marcus Samuelsson of the New York Times bestseller Yes, Chef. She is also coauthor of Robin Roberts’ bestselling memoir, Everybody’s Got Something. A contributor to several anthologies, including the bestselling Bitch in the House, she has also been a senior editor at the New York Times Magazine, Glamour, and Newsweek. She is a JSK Knight Fellow at Stanford.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 5.57
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English