Big Mouth & Ugly Girl by Joyce Carol Oates audiobook

Big Mouth & Ugly Girl

By Joyce Carol Oates
Read by Hilary Swank and Chad Lowe

HarperTeen
6.18 Hours Abridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Matt Donaghy has always been a Big Mouth. But it's never gotten him in trouble -- until the day Matt is accused of threatening to blow up Rocky River High School. Ursula Riggs has always been an Ugly Girl. A loner with fierce, staring eyes, Ursula has no time for petty high school stuff like friends and dating -- or at least that's what she tells herself Ursula is content with minding her own business. And she doesn't even really know Matt Donaghy. But Ursula is the only person who knows what Matt really said that day ... and she is the only one who can help him. In her first novel for young adults, acclaimed author Joyce Carol Oates has created a provocative and unflinching story of friendship and family, and of loyalty and betrayal. Performed by Hilary Swank and Chad Lowe

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2003 Audie Award

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

A 2002 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee for Young Adult Fiction

Matt Donaghy has always been a Big Mouth. But it's never gotten him in trouble -- until the day Matt is accused of threatening to blow up Rocky River High School.

Ursula Riggs has always been an Ugly Girl. A loner with fierce, staring eyes, Ursula has no time for petty high school stuff like friends and dating -- or at least that's what she tells herself Ursula is content with minding her own business. And she doesn't even really know Matt Donaghy.

But Ursula is the only person who knows what Matt really said that day ... and she is the only one who can help him.

In her first novel for young adults, acclaimed author Joyce Carol Oates has created a provocative and unflinching story of friendship and family, and of loyalty and betrayal.

Performed by Hilary Swank and Chad Lowe

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Gripping.” Washington Post
“A seasoned pro from the world of adult literature turns her keen observer’s eye to young-adult realism, with notable success. Honest and penetrating.” Kirkus Reviews
“Believable, full-blooded characters propel Oates's first YA novel…Readers will relate to the pressures these two experience, both at school and from their parents, and be gratified by their ability to emerge the wiser.” Publishers Weekly
“Readers will be propelled through these pages by an intense curiosity to learn how events will play out. Oates has written a fast-moving, timely, compelling story.” School Library Journal
“Distinguished novelist Oates’ first young adult novel is a thought-provoking, character-driven drama about the climate of hysteria created by school violence in America, and how two teenagers find the courage to fight it and to find themselves in the process.” Booklist
“Screen celebs Hilary Swank and Chad Lowe deliver alternating chapters in perfect counterpoint, superbly capturing the divergent emotional journeys in affect, tone, and pacing…in an audio recording that will be in huge demand by teens. Winner of the AudioFile Eaphones Award and 2003 Audie Award.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Joyce Carol Oates

Author Bio: Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates is an award-winning author of fiction, nonfiction, short stories, plays, and novellas. She is the 2019 recipient of the $10,000 Jerusalem Prize, given to “international writers whose body of work assert the freedom of the individual in society.” She is also a recipient of the National Book Award and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, among other major awards.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 6.18
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English