The Thing with Feathers

A story of overcoming fears, forging new friendships, and finding love.

By McCall Hoyle Read by Nora Hunter Coming of Age / Family Life / Social Issues / Young Adult Fiction English, Unabridged 7h 19m Sell Sheet
Format Release Date List Price Your Price ISBN
1 MP3 CDs Tue Sep 05 00:00:00 UTC 2017 29.99 19.99 9781520079226 Add to Cart
6 Audio CDs Tue Sep 05 00:00:00 UTC 2017 39.99 29.99 9781520079219 Add to Cart
							Emilie Day believes in playing it safe. She's homeschooled, her best friend is her seizure dog, and she's probably the only girl on the Outer Banks of North Carolina who can't swim. Then Emilie's mom enrolls her in public school, and Emilie goes from studying at home in her pajamas to walking through halls full of strangers. To make matters worse, Emilie is paired with starting point guard Chatham York for a major research project on Emily Dickinson. 

She should be ecstatic when Chatham shows interest, but she has a problem: she hasn't told anyone about her epilepsy. Emilie lives in fear that her recently adjusted meds will fail and that she'll seize at school. Eventually, the worst happens, and she must decide whether to withdraw to safety or to follow a dead-poet's advice and "dwell in possibility."

"Narrator Nora Hunter has the perfect voice for Emilie Day… She has the tone, pacing, and whiney delivery of this depressed, self-absorbed teenager…" - Audiofile

"[Readers] will swoon over the dreamy Chatham and root for Emilie to come out of her shell." - Kirkus Reviews

"A refreshing, quality debut--meaningfully woven and beautifully engaging, from the first page to the last. Told in a remarkably unobtrusive first-person present-tense format, THE THING WITH FEATHERS is a coming-of-age story centered around new beginnings, old grief, and coming to terms with an 'invisible' disability." - YA Books Central

"...a compelling story of overcoming fears, forging new friendships, and finding a first love. Very highly recommended for personal reading lists, 'The Thing with Feathers' will prove to be an ideal and enduringly popular addition to school and community library YA Fiction collections." - MidWest Book Review