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I really liked this story. This is about a strong 16-year-old midwife who has thought everything she has been taught was right then realizes, maybe not. In her heart she feels she needs to right not only her wrongs but her communities wrongs for her family and community. While doing this she has her own personal stuggles because of an accident she endured when she was a toddler and has left her scared on one side of her face. With her insecurities and feelings of being an outcast she still finds strength to do what she feels is right and capture the eye of a forbiden interest and possible love because of her strength and beauty within. Narration was done very well. Carla Mercer-Meyer may not have distinguished her characters with the very different and distinct voice acting for each individual character i usually like, but she paced herself beautifully and distinguished each character with the feelings she put into her narration to convey what each character was going through at the time.
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What did you love best about Birthmarked?
This was an extremely creative read. The main character was pretty childish though she was practically a child anyway. She makes a lot of decisions that other people pay the price for and she does as well. Though she makes theses decisions based on her beliefs of what is right and wrong and no one can changer her mind.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Gaia is the main character...I love how she knows who she is. She won't change for anyone!
Have you listened to any of Carla Mercer-Meyer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
I listened to the entire Birthmarked series and they were equally great.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes...my husband as well.
Any additional comments?
Check it out!
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