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Catherine Gilbert Murdock

After five months of sheer absolute craziness I was going back to being plain old background D.J. In photographs of course I'm always in the background-it's a family joke, actually, that us Schwenk kids could go to school naked on picture day, we're all so crazy tall. But I mean I was returning to the background of life. Where no one would really notice me or talk about me or even talk to me much except to say things like "Nice shot," and I could just hang out without too many worries at all. But it turns out other folks have big plans for D.J. Like her coach. College scouts. All the town hoops fans. A certain Red Bend High School junior who's keen for romance and karaoke. Not to mention Brian Nelson, who she should not be thinking about! Who she is done with, thank you very much. But who keeps showing up anyway . . . What's going to happen if she lets these people down? What's going to happen when she does? Because let's face it: there's no way, on the court or off, that awkward, tongue-tied D.J. Schwenk can manage all this attention. No way at all. Not without a brain transplant. Not without breaking her heart.

After five months of sheer absolute craziness I was going back to being plain old background D.J. In photographs of course I'm always in the background-it's a family joke, actually, that us Schwenk kids could go to school naked on picture day, we're all so crazy tall. But I mean I was returning to the background of life. Where no one would really notice me or talk about me or even talk to me much except to say things like "Nice shot," and I could just hang out without too many worries at all. But it turns out other folks have big plans for D.J. Like her coach. College scouts. All the town hoops fans. A certain Red Bend High School junior who's keen for romance and karaoke. Not to mention Brian Nelson, who she should not be thinking about! Who she is done with, thank you very much. But who keeps showing up anyway . . . What's going to happen if she lets these people down? What's going to happen when she does? Because let's face it: there's no way, on the court or off, that awkward, tongue-tied D.J. Schwenk can manage all this attention. No way at all. Not without a brain transplant. Not without breaking her heart.
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After five months of sheer absolute craziness I was going back to being plain old background D.J. In photographs of course I'm always in the background-it's a family joke, actually, that us Schwenk kids could go to school naked on picture day, we're all so crazy tall. But I mean I was returning to the background of life. Where no one would really notice me or talk about me or even talk to me much except to say things like "Nice shot," and I could just hang out without too many worries at all. But it turns out other folks have big plans for D.J. Like her coach. College scouts. All the town hoops fans. A certain Red Bend High School junior who's keen for romance and karaoke. Not to mention Brian Nelson, who she should not be thinking about! Who she is done with, thank you very much. But who keeps showing up anyway . . . What's going to happen if she lets these people down? What's going to happen when she does? Because let's face it: there's no way, on the court or off, that awkward, tongue-tied D.J. Schwenk can manage all this attention. No way at all. Not without a brain transplant. Not without breaking her heart.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Natalie Moore

Length:

5h 57m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:39


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:10


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:31


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:10


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:37


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:33


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:31


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:27


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:18


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:19


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:13


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:28


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:40


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:38


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:26


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:43


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:19


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:02


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:16


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:12


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:33


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:46


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:45


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:44


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:36


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:28


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:05


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:20


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:08


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:40


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:01


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:40


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:50


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:14


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:53


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:06


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:02


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:05


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:48


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:07


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:22


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:01


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

02:57


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:03


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:59


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:20


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:18


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:26


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:06


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:42


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:44


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:30


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:28


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:24


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:40


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:28


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:49


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:11


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:19


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:25


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:29


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:35


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:14


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:33


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:45


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:42


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:40


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:09


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:00


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:21


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:36


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:23


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:15


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:47


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:58


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:44


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:13


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:21


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:28


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:52


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:20


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:11


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:19


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:04


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:14


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:27


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:30


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:36


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:27


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:49


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:32


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

00:32