32 Candles

  • by Ernessa T. Carter
  • Narrated by Adenrele Ojo
  • 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

32 Candles is the slightly twisted, utterly romantic, and deftly wry story of Davie Jones, who, if she doesn’t stand in her own way, just might get the man of her dreams.
Davie—an ugly duckling growing up in small-town Mississippi—is positive her life couldn’t be any worse. She has the meanest mother in the South, possibly the world, and on top of that, she’s pretty sure she’s ugly. Just when she’s resigned herself to her fate, she sees a movie that will change her life—Sixteen Candles. But in her case, life doesn’t imitate art. Tormented endlessly in school with the nickname "Monkey Night," and hopelessly in unrequited love with a handsome football player, James Farrell, Davie finds that it is bittersweet to dream of Molly Ringwald endings. When a cruel school prank goes too far, Davie leaves the life she knows and reinvents herself in the glittery world of Hollywood—as a beautiful and successful lounge singer in a swanky nightclub.
Davie is finally a million miles from where she started—until she bumps into her former obsession, James Farrell. To Davie’s astonishment, James doesn’t recognize her, and she can’t bring herself to end the fantasy. She lets him fall as deeply in love with her as she once was with him. But is life ever that simple? Just as they’re about to ride off into the sunset, the past comes back with a vengeance, threatening to crush Davie’s dreams—and break her heart again.
With wholly original characters and a cinematic storyline, 32 Candles introduces Ernessa T. Carter, a new voice in fiction with smarts, attitude, and sassiness to spare.

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WOW.

THIS IS A REALLY GOOD BOOK. I LOVE THE MAIN CHARACTERS PERSONALITY. SHE WENT THROUG A LOT AND CAME OUT STRONGER. LOVE IT.
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- Stephanie "I have now I listened and read over 1500 books since 2010. Goodreads.com is a good way to find books and keep track of what you've read."

A good read....

A true underdog story, 32 Candles embodies the spirit of most young women trying to make since of themselves and how they can fit into the world around them. Everyone remembers the Davidia Jones’ of our high schools. Awkward, shy, “unattractive”, usually poor, and in general; an outcast. Following Davidia Jones through her maturation as her class outcast to a beautiful young woman (internally & externally) who loves herself and her world was quite enjoyable. Ernessa T. Carter has a good sense of humor that I think will make most readers share the laugh out loud moments I enjoyed. A feel good story mixed with romance, drama and humor. Definitely recommend to anyone to read.
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- Teresa

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-22-2010
  • Publisher: HarperAudio