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Dear Rachel Maddow: A Novel (CD-Audio)
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"Khristine Hvam does a stellar narration of this young adult epistolary novel...Hvam's portrayal of Brynn is spot-on, breathing life into the character's personality. Even with the serious subject matter, Hvam delivers an engaging performance." — AudioFile Magazine
In Adrienne Kisner's Dear Rachel Maddow, a high school girl deals with school politics and life after her brother’s death by drafting emails to MSNBC host Rachel Maddow in this funny and heartfelt YA debut audiobook
Brynn Haper's life has one steadying force--Rachel Maddow.
She watches her daily, and after writing to Rachel for a school project--and actually getting a response--Brynn starts drafting e-mails to Rachel but never sending them. Brynn tells Rachel about breaking up with her first serious girlfriend, about her brother Nick's death, about her passive mother and even worse stepfather, about how she's stuck in remedial courses at school and is considering dropping out.
Then Brynn is confronted with a moral dilemma. One student representative will be allowed to have a voice among the administration in the selection of a new school superintendent. Brynn's archnemesis, Adam, and ex-girlfriend, Sarah, believe only Honors students are worthy of the selection committee seat. Brynn feels all students deserve a voice. When she runs for the position, the knives are out. So she begins to ask herself: What Would Rachel Maddow Do?
About the Author
Adrienne Kisner has master's and doctorate degrees in theology from Boston University and was inspired by her work with high school and college students to write Dear Rachel Maddow. She is also a graduate of Vermont College of Fine Arts with an MFA in writing for children and young adults. Dear Rachel Maddow is her debut.
"Khristine Hvam does a stellar narration of this young adult epistolary novel featuring a quirky, troubled teen. ...Hvam's portrayal of Brynn is spot-on, breathing life into the character's personality. Even with the serious subject matter, Hvam delivers an engaging performance." -AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award Winner