The Rules of Survival by Nancy Werlin audiobook

The Rules of Survival

By Nancy Werlin
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6.14 Hours Unabridged
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Dear Emmy, I have decided to write it all down for you, even though I do have my doubts. I wonder if you really need to know exactly what happened to us–me, you, Callie–at the hands of our unpredictable, vicious mother. How we lived back then, when I was fifteen and you only seven, all of us full of fear. And then full of hope when we met Murdoch, the man who seemed to be showing us an easier future. What Murdoch did and what he couldn’t do. What you and I did. Part of me hopes that you’ll go along happily your whole life and never want to know the details. But I need to make sense of it. I need to try to turn the experience into something valuable for you, and for myself–not just something to be pushed away and forgotten. Emmy, the events we lived through taught me to be sure of nothing about other people. They taught me to expect danger around every corner. They taught me to understand that there are people in this world who mean you harm. Matthew

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Summary

Summary

A 2006 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature

A 2006 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee for Young Adult Fiction

A 2007 ALA Best Book for Young Adults

Dear Emmy,
I have decided to write it all down for you, even though I do have my doubts. I wonder if you really need to know exactly what happened to us–me, you, Callie–at the hands of our unpredictable, vicious mother. How we lived back then, when I was fifteen and you only seven, all of us full of fear. And then full of hope when we met Murdoch, the man who seemed to be showing us an easier future. What Murdoch did and what he couldn’t do. What you and I did. Part of me hopes that you’ll go along happily your whole life and never want to know the details.
But I need to make sense of it. I need to try to turn the experience into something valuable for you, and for myself–not just something to be pushed away and forgotten. Emmy, the events we lived through taught me to be sure of nothing about other people. They taught me to expect danger around every corner. They taught me to understand that there are people in this world who mean you harm.
Matthew

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A heartbreaking tale of abuse and love…Beautifully framed.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Werlin tackles [this topic] with grace and insight.” School Library Journal (starred review)
“Guaranteed to leave readers breathlessly turning the pages.” Booklist (starred review)
“The plot moves swiftly and unrelentlessly.” VOYA
Guaranteed to leave readers breathlessly turning the pages. Booklist, starred review“Werlin tackles [this topic] with grace and insight.

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Author

Author Bio: Nancy Werlin

Author Bio: Nancy Werlin

Nancy Werlin is the author of The Rules of Survival, which was a National Book Award finalist. She has also worked as a technical writer and editor for several computer software and Internet companies. A graduate of Yale University, she currently lives near Boston.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 6.14
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English