Spirit Week

  • by Clifton McDaniel
  • Narrated by Henry Longwinter
  • 0 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Duncan is one of the most popular seniors at South Glenn Christian School, but he has a secret that could change everything. Since the time he was a little boy, Duncan knew he was actually a girl. Now, with the help of his secret-gay-best-friend Mikey, he faces his biggest challenge yet: Opposite Day. As the days of Spirit Week pass by, Duncan's anxiety rises and his questions about his gender identity grow more complex. Will Duncan go as a boy, or a girl?


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Something fun, and relatable to everyone!

If you could sum up Spirit Week in three words, what would they be?

Emotional, Relatable, and Heart-Warming.

What did you like best about this story?

We enjoyed the story progression of Duncan and Mikey's friendship, and how they both grew as people.

Have you listened to any of Henry Longwinter’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

We have not listened to any of Henry Longwinter's other performances; however, we thought he did a really good job, and was easy to follow along to!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, the length of this book was perfect and was easily listened to in one sitting. Each chapter had you wanting to hear more!

Any additional comments?

Overall, this story was one that anyone can find a piece to relate to. We've all been in a position where we don't know if we will be accepted for who we really are, and it's held us back from what we really wanted to do. Would recommend this to anyone!

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- Jessi

Emotionally Relatable, If Not, You're the Problem

Would you listen to Spirit Week again? Why?

Yes, absolutely. It tells the story of far too many young adults and the issues they quietly endure. It's a perfect story to listen to with family and friends, discussing each chapter and it's consequence.

What did you like best about this story?

As a gay atheist, though I never experienced such issues, it rang true to a fault. It also exposes the hypocrisy found where it's most hidden. The character Mikey, seen as weak, was the strongest one of all, and perseveres. Duncan, a conflicted child, is forced to answer his own questions due to his typically blind to the issues parents, yet grows as a person.

What about Henry Longwinter’s performance did you like?

He has a very pleasant voice. I liked his intonation and "acting" of the dialogue.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Duncan speaking up in defense of Mikey. This is the moment in which both young men make a connection and come to a clearer understanding of their circumstances and identities. From this point on, should they stay the course, they can only grow stronger.

Any additional comments?

I feel a sequel would be reasonable. Both the characters of Duncan and Mikey are rich with experiences yet to come.

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- Louis Riehm

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-09-2017
  • Publisher: Clifton McDaniel