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Half a World Away

Cynthia Kadohata

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Description:

A kid who considers himself an epic fail discovers the transformative power of love when he deals with adoption in this novel from Cynthia Kadohata, winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award. Eleven-year-old Jaden is adopted, and he knows he's an "epic fail.' That's why his family is traveling to Kazakhstan to adopt a new baby-to replace him, he's sure. And he gets it. He is incapable of stopping his stealing, hoarding, lighting fires, aggressive running, and obsession with electricity. He knows his parents love him, but he feels...nothing. But when they get to Kazakhstan, it turns out the infant they've travelled for has already been adopted, and literally within minutes are faced with having to choose from six other babies. While his parents agonize, Jaden is more interested in the toddlers. One, a little guy named Dimash, spies Jaden and barrels over to him every time he sees him. Jaden finds himself increasingly intrigued by and worried about Dimash. Already three years old and barely able to speak, Dimash will soon age out of the orphanage, and then his life will be as hopeless as Jaden feels now. For the first time in his life, Jaden actually feels something that isn't pure blinding fury, and there's no way to control it, or its power. From camels rooting through garbage like raccoons, to eagles being trained like hunting dogs, to streets that are more pothole than pavement, Half a World Away is Cynthia Kadohata's latest spark of a novel.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kirby Heyborne

Length:

4h 30m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:32


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:58


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:40


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:52


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:24


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:16


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:54


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:27


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

15:59


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

13:30


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:42


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

14:36


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

22:02


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:37


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:28


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

16:57


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:48


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:48


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

25:00


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

13:28


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:14


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

19:29


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:16