Falling Over Sideways by Jordan Sonnenblick audiobook

Falling Over Sideways

By Jordan Sonnenblick
Read by Miriam Volle

Scholastic Inc 9780545863247
5.78 Hours Unabridged
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A new hilarious, honest, and hopeful novel from the author of Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie It’s not easy being Claire. (Really.) Claire’s life is a joke . . . but she’s not laughing. While her friends seem to be leaping forward, she’s dancing in the same place. The mean girls at school are living up to their mean name, and there’s a boy, Ryder, who’s just as bad, if not worse. And at home, nobody’s really listening to her — if anything, they seem to be more in on the joke than she is. Then into all of this (not-very-funny-to-Claire) comedy comes something intense and tragic — while her dad is talking to her at the kitchen table, he falls over with a medical emergency. Suddenly the joke has become very serious—and the only way Claire, her family, and her friends are going to get through it is if they can find a way to make it funny again.

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Summary

Summary

A new hilarious, honest, and hopeful novel from the author of Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie

It’s not easy being Claire. (Really.)

Claire’s life is a joke . . . but she’s not laughing. While her friends seem to be leaping forward, she’s dancing in the same place. The mean girls at school are living up to their mean name, and there’s a boy, Ryder, who’s just as bad, if not worse. And at home, nobody’s really listening to her — if anything, they seem to be more in on the joke than she is.

Then into all of this (not-very-funny-to-Claire) comedy comes something intense and tragic — while her dad is talking to her at the kitchen table, he falls over with a medical emergency. Suddenly the joke has become very serious—and the only way Claire, her family, and her friends are going to get through it is if they can find a way to make it funny again.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Authentic, funny, dramatic, fantastic.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“An achingly vivid portrayal…of emotions…A powerful and profound look at a family coping with unexpected change.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Sonnenblick has a knack for smart, droll first-person narration, and…the characters and their dialogue are convincing and often entertaining…[Listeners will] stay with [Claire] every step of the way.” Booklist (starred review)
“Readers will sympathize with her struggles with a cranky teacher and almost-friends and will likely laugh out loud and wipe away tears at various points in the story. Refreshingly free of romantic entanglements, the focus in this novel is on family and friendship. The development of Claire’s relationship with her brother is a highlight.” VOYA
“With impeccable timing and a varied delivery, narrator Miriam Volle turns the spotlight on the young teen’s primary coping mechanisms: her spunky personality and quick wit. Volle’s informal style reflects Claire’s internal dialogue as she struggles to understand her beloved father’s prognosis and her own coming-of-age…[An] engaging audiobook.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Jordan Sonnenblick

Author Bio: Jordan Sonnenblick

Jordan Sonnenblick is the author of the acclaimed Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie, Notes From the Midnight Driver, and Zen and the Art of Faking It. In addition to being a writer, he is a middle-school English teacher and would never penalize one of his students for bringing an imaginary friend to school.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 5.78
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English