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Best Foot Forward

Joan Bauer

I'm a real ace at arguing with myself. Take a subject like Tanner Cobb. On the one hand, he stole. On the other, he helped his little brother read and count. Then again, he stole shoes in front of his little brother. But, he brought the shoes back and offered to make up for what he'd done. My mind said, Don't trust him. My instincts said, He might not be all bad. Inconsistencies are a royal pain; the older you get, the more they multiply. After a life-altering summer on the road, Jenna Boller is dripping with newfound maturity. She has a job she loves at Gladstone Shoes, a best friend who makes her laugh, and a dysfunctional family she's learning how to handle. Jenna feels ready for anything-until Tanner Cobb, a guy with a past, a police record, and dangerously good looks, walks into her life. And that's just the beginning. Jenna likes to be in control, but that's not easy when she's suddenly surrounded by crises, including a shoe empire on the verge of crumbling. Tanner's street smarts seem to be what Jenna needs, but can she trust him when the going gets tough? Newbery Honor author Joan Bauer has written a sure-footed, funny, and poignant novel about a teenage girl facing the challenges-and betrayals-of the adult business world head-on, a struggle that links her to the resilience of her past and helps her to eagerly plan the course for her future. Praise for Joan Bauer: Rules of the Road "Jubilant, strong, and funny, this is a road trip to remember." -The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review Hope Was Here "When it comes to creating strong, independent and funny teenage characters, Bauer is in a class by herself." -School Library Journal, starred review From the Compact Disc edition.

I'm a real ace at arguing with myself. Take a subject like Tanner Cobb. On the one hand, he stole. On the other, he helped his little brother read and count. Then again, he stole shoes in front of his little brother. But, he brought the shoes back and offered to make up for what he'd done. My mind said, Don't trust him. My instincts said, He might not be all bad. Inconsistencies are a royal pain; the older you get, the more they multiply. After a life-altering summer on the road, Jenna Boller is dripping with newfound maturity. She has a job she loves at Gladstone Shoes, a best friend who makes her laugh, and a dysfunctional family she's learning how to handle. Jenna feels ready for anything-until Tanner Cobb, a guy with a past, a police record, and dangerously good looks, walks into her life. And that's just the beginning. Jenna likes to be in control, but that's not easy when she's suddenly surrounded by crises, including a shoe empire on the verge of crumbling. Tanner's street smarts seem to be what Jenna needs, but can she trust him when the going gets tough? Newbery Honor author Joan Bauer has written a sure-footed, funny, and poignant novel about a teenage girl facing the challenges-and betrayals-of the adult business world head-on, a struggle that links her to the resilience of her past and helps her to eagerly plan the course for her future. Praise for Joan Bauer: Rules of the Road "Jubilant, strong, and funny, this is a road trip to remember." -The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review Hope Was Here "When it comes to creating strong, independent and funny teenage characters, Bauer is in a class by herself." -School Library Journal, starred review From the Compact Disc edition.
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I'm a real ace at arguing with myself. Take a subject like Tanner Cobb. On the one hand, he stole. On the other, he helped his little brother read and count. Then again, he stole shoes in front of his little brother. But, he brought the shoes back and offered to make up for what he'd done. My mind said, Don't trust him. My instincts said, He might not be all bad. Inconsistencies are a royal pain; the older you get, the more they multiply. After a life-altering summer on the road, Jenna Boller is dripping with newfound maturity. She has a job she loves at Gladstone Shoes, a best friend who makes her laugh, and a dysfunctional family she's learning how to handle. Jenna feels ready for anything-until Tanner Cobb, a guy with a past, a police record, and dangerously good looks, walks into her life. And that's just the beginning. Jenna likes to be in control, but that's not easy when she's suddenly surrounded by crises, including a shoe empire on the verge of crumbling. Tanner's street smarts seem to be what Jenna needs, but can she trust him when the going gets tough? Newbery Honor author Joan Bauer has written a sure-footed, funny, and poignant novel about a teenage girl facing the challenges-and betrayals-of the adult business world head-on, a struggle that links her to the resilience of her past and helps her to eagerly plan the course for her future. Praise for Joan Bauer: Rules of the Road "Jubilant, strong, and funny, this is a road trip to remember." -The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review Hope Was Here "When it comes to creating strong, independent and funny teenage characters, Bauer is in a class by herself." -School Library Journal, starred review From the Compact Disc edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kathe Mazur

Length:

4h 42m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:12


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:08


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:24


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:45


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:29


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:04


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:08


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:02


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:50


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:30


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:39


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:19


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:49


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:00


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:24


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:28


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:34


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:40


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:32


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:12


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:07


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:41


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:16


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:01


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:58


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:29


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:20


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:26


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:21


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:24


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:30


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:51


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:03


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:52


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:39


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:25


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:54


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

00:29


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:10


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

10:01


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

01:26