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. Volume XX Number 25. . . .February 28, 2014
Andrew is tired of Michael’s behavior and his attitude about having to come to Rabbit Lake with his family for Christmas. He lives in Chicago, dressing and acting like a city boy. He just doesn’t belong here. Both boys feel jealousy and anger when they are together, neither wanting to give an inch. But Andrew doesn’t know what’s behind Michael’s attitude and doesn’t realize that the city boy really just needs a friend and someone to talk to. A near death caused by a silly argument brings the boys together, and Andrew finds a friend he tried so hard to ignore.
Get Lost, by Dorene Meyer, has been illustrated and is now accompanied by an audio book. In audio book format, this story is now available to many reluctant readers of the age of Andrew and Michael, young teens attending junior high or middle school. Children who are auditory learners will also find this novel a much easier story to comprehend than those that are only available to the reader. The novel is read by a woman with a warm, clear, well-modulated and very expressive voice. She speaks with the same inflections that modern kids use, making the story relevant and the speech familiar. This audio book will make reading more enjoyable as an individual reading project or as a class project that will allow children of all reading levels to read, comprehend and share right along with their classmates, leading to more self-esteem and confidence. Get Lost is an excellent story made more available to readers of all abilities.
Elaine Fuhr, who lives in AB, is a retired elementary and middle school teacher.
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