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Publisher's Summary

From award-winning author of Pie, Sarah Weeks, and debut author Gita Varadarajan comes a story that shows us the beautiful ways our lives end up being much more similar than we ever imagine.
Two boys - one white, one Indian American - gain strength from each other from afar as they struggle to navigate middle school, family, and friendships.
©2016 Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan (P)2016 Scholastic Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"Using two narrators is the perfect way to deliver this story, told as the alternating first-person recollections of two fifth-grade boys.... Hurley creates a kind character in Joe, speaking softly in a measured voice, which makes it all the more heartbreaking when the listener discovers that Joe is the target of bullies. Fluent in Hindi, Adam provides a perfect accent for Ravi, the smart and confident boy who also becomes the butt of jokes because of his accent and Indian lifestyle." ( AudioFile)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Sunshine on 08-26-17

It was inspiring!

We thought that this book was awesome, amazing, and inspiring. It was the best book ever!? We learned that not everything is just about you, but about other people too. That it is important to be yourself, and not a show off. The voice talent was amazing, and we learned so much about the Indian culture.

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5 out of 5 stars
By teresa on 07-25-17

This recording really brings the story alive.

The accents used to tell the story really bring it to life. I will definitely be encouraging my whole book club of students to listen to it as theory read along.

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