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Matylda, Bright and Tender

Holly M. McGhee

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Description:

In a courageous debut novel, Holly M. McGhee explores the loss that shakes one girl's world - and the unexpected consequences of the things we do for love. Sussy and Guy are best friends, fourth-graders who share their silliest thoughts and deepest hopes. One afternoon, the two of them decide they must have something of their very own to love. After a trip to the pet store, they bring home a spotted lizard, the one with the ancient face and starfish toes, and they name her Matylda (with a y so it's all her own). With Guy leading the way, they feed her and give her an origin story fit for a warrior lizard. A few weeks later, on a simple bike ride, there is a terrible accident. As hard as it is, Sussy is sure she can hold on to Guy if she can find a way to love Matylda enough. But in a startling turn of events, Sussy reconsiders what it means to grieve and heal and hope and go on, for her own sake and Matylda's. By turns both devastating and buoyant, this story is a brave one, showing how far we can justify going for a real and true friend.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jenna Lamia

Length:

4h 37m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:20

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:42


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:55


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:21


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:54


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:38


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:37


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:24


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:20


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:39


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:42


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:28


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:37


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:25


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:53


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:22


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:33


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:46


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:55


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:49


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:18


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:29


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:36


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:50


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:42


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:23


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:44


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:19


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:23


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:08


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:21


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:49


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:01


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:55


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:04


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:42


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:53


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:16


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:35


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:30


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:32


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:08


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:42


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:30


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:56


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:17


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:43


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:15


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:12


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

00:35