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Sharon Creech

My second life began when I was kidnapped by two complete strangers . . . That the kidnappers are actually Aunt Sandy and Uncle Max makes no difference to thirteen-year-old Domenica Santolina Doone, better known as Dinnie--she just doesn't want to go. Dinnie's accustomed to change, with her family constantly moving for "opportunity"--but when her aunt and uncle whisk her far away to an international school in Switzerland, she's not sure she's ready to face this "opportunity" alone. All at once she finds herself in a foreign country, surrounded by kids from different cultures speaking all sorts of languages and sharing various beliefs. Home and her first life seem so far away. But new friendships and the awesome beauty of Switzerland begin to unlock thoughts and dreams within her. Her joys and struggles make up a rich tapestry of experiences she can find nowhere else. Switzerland begins to be more than a temporary home--it becomes a part of Dinnnie herself, the self she never knew she could be. Switzerland is the picturesque backdrop of Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech's new novel about a young girl discovering the beauty of nature, her place in the world, the value of friendship--and that life is full of wonderful "bloomabilites."

My second life began when I was kidnapped by two complete strangers . . . That the kidnappers are actually Aunt Sandy and Uncle Max makes no difference to thirteen-year-old Domenica Santolina Doone, better known as Dinnie--she just doesn't want to go. Dinnie's accustomed to change, with her family constantly moving for "opportunity"--but when her aunt and uncle whisk her far away to an international school in Switzerland, she's not sure she's ready to face this "opportunity" alone. All at once she finds herself in a foreign country, surrounded by kids from different cultures speaking all sorts of languages and sharing various beliefs. Home and her first life seem so far away. But new friendships and the awesome beauty of Switzerland begin to unlock thoughts and dreams within her. Her joys and struggles make up a rich tapestry of experiences she can find nowhere else. Switzerland begins to be more than a temporary home--it becomes a part of Dinnnie herself, the self she never knew she could be. Switzerland is the picturesque backdrop of Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech's new novel about a young girl discovering the beauty of nature, her place in the world, the value of friendship--and that life is full of wonderful "bloomabilites."
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My second life began when I was kidnapped by two complete strangers . . . That the kidnappers are actually Aunt Sandy and Uncle Max makes no difference to thirteen-year-old Domenica Santolina Doone, better known as Dinnie--she just doesn't want to go. Dinnie's accustomed to change, with her family constantly moving for "opportunity"--but when her aunt and uncle whisk her far away to an international school in Switzerland, she's not sure she's ready to face this "opportunity" alone. All at once she finds herself in a foreign country, surrounded by kids from different cultures speaking all sorts of languages and sharing various beliefs. Home and her first life seem so far away. But new friendships and the awesome beauty of Switzerland begin to unlock thoughts and dreams within her. Her joys and struggles make up a rich tapestry of experiences she can find nowhere else. Switzerland begins to be more than a temporary home--it becomes a part of Dinnnie herself, the self she never knew she could be. Switzerland is the picturesque backdrop of Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech's new novel about a young girl discovering the beauty of nature, her place in the world, the value of friendship--and that life is full of wonderful "bloomabilites."

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mandy Siegfried

Length:

4h 45m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:22


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:06


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:46


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:39


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:51


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:33


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:40


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:58


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:23


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:42


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:16


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

13:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:44


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:20


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:15


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:05


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:54


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:11


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:57


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:51


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:12


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:29


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:18


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

10:34


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:53


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:54


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:38


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:28


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:44


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:32


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

00:58


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:43


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:47


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:37


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:35


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:33


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:54


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:29


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:42


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:29


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

01:28


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:53


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:26


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:35


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:44


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:48


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

01:10