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Sprite

By: Peter Meredith
Narrated by: Marissa Parness
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From the best-selling author Peter Meredith: Sprite

Her name is Odd. Twelve-year-old Audrey Wyatt bears the unfortunate nickname "Odd", a name even her bar-hopping, alcoholic mother uses when she's sober enough to recognize the girl. Cowed by life, Odd doesn't protest, not when she's deformed as she is. 

Born with a combination of rare birth defects, Odd's eyes are a startling and dreadful red. Demon eyes is the first thought that springs to mind. The little girl takes care to hide them behind dark sunglasses, something her mother insists on, except when she's trading freak-show peeks for dollars or drinks. A practice that is a nightly torture for Odd. 

Yet when her mother abandons her, Odd discovers that loneliness and fear of the unknown are far worse than being a freak. Desperate for the least love, and without a cent to her name, the girl with red eyes begins a quest through the American underclass that takes her halfway across the country. Odd thinks her adventure is a search for her mother, but in truth it's a journey into the soul of humanity, where she discovers along the way everything that is both ugly and beautiful in each of us.

©2012 Peter Meredith (P)2019 Peter Meredith

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Wow

Where do I begin ? Amazingly written story! Had me hooked, emotional rollercoaster one minute happy next minute fighting back the tears ! Do not hesitate to read this book !

Seriously my words do not do this story justice !

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What a touching story 😢 beautifully narrated so LOVE Peter Meredith didn't go a bundle on the ending

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Wonderful, heart-wrenching and life affirming

I loved this book - Odd’s character shines through and makes the unbearable life she leads, not only bearable but beautiful. This book will stay with me for a long time. Thank you for bringing her to life.

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