How to Disappear Completely Audiobook by Ali Standish
How to Disappear Completely is a great children’s audiobook of Award-winning author Ali Standish.
The author explores the ways life transforms us, and how we learn to let go of what we must while still holding fast to who we are. There is a reason Ali Standish is one of my favorite authors – she is not only an exceptional writer, but she sucks me into her stories and has me turning pages to see what happens next.
The story opens with Emma grieving the loss of her grandmother, the person she felt closest to in the world. While she is happy to have moved into her grandmother’s home in the storybook village of Lanternwood, Emma struggles to adjust to her perfectionist mother and sister moving in as well and changing the pace of life in a place that was once her refuge.
While her grandmother was alive, Emma’s world was filled with enchantment. But now Gram is gone, and suddenly strange spots are appearing on Emma’s skin. Soon, she’s diagnosed with vitiligo – a condition that makes patches of her skin lose their color – and the magic in her world is suddenly replaced with school bullies and doctor appointments.
But when Emma writes one last story in the journal she shared with Gram, something strange happens. Someone writes back to her, just like Gram used to. Who’s writing to Emma? And just what is her story going to be, now that everything is so different?
With attuned storytelling and unflinching introspection, Kelsey Osgood unpacks the modern myths of anorexia, examining the cult-like underbelly of eating disorders in the young, as she chronicles her own rehabilitation.
This audiobook is chock full of important themes and life lessons about grief, loss, friendship, identity, and family. The story within the story added a wonderful element. The magic of the Spinney adds whimsy, while the rest of Emma’s life brings everything I love about middle-grade realistic fiction. The mysteries kept me guessing until the end and I could not put the second half of the book down. The relationships were complicated, beautiful, and messy.
How to Disappear Completely Audiobook Free is a brave, candid and emotionally wrenching memoir that explores the physical, internal, and social ramifications of eating disorders and subverts many of the popularly held notions of the illness and, most hopefully, the path to recovery.
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Ali Standish – How to Disappear Completely is now available in audible format, almost 9.5 hrs long, the narration by Jesse Vilinsky, is so enticing that you get hooked instantly.
Narrated by: Jesse Vilinsky
Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
Categories: Children’s Audiobooks, Literature & Fiction