This Perfect World

  • by Suzanne Bugler
  • Narrated by Juanita McMahon
  • 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Laura Hamley has everything: a loving and successful husband, two children and an expensive home. But then she receives a phone call from the mother of a girl Laura bullied at school. As Laura is drawn into the past, she is forced to face the consequences of her cruelty. But, as her secrets are revealed, so too is an even more devastating truth....

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hard hitting but contains hope for change

I chose this story after looking up Richard and Judy's best reads - this story was one selected for their spring 2011 book club.
Not to put a finer word on it - this story is extremely chilling and horrifying in places. No ghosts, nothing supernatural - simply 2 girls'/women's stark reality of their childhood and the huge impact is has for their adult life.
I found it extremely hard to listen to in places because of the narrative not the reader - she was excellent! and kept saying to myself - 'Hope. this book needs to instill some hope into me, the listener, if I am to recommend this story'. I'm glad to say I got my hope and therefore recommend highly although not without a health warning - this is not an easy read/listen.
Just want to add:
If the Noughts and Crosses book can be on the list in some schools for 13 year olds to read then I believe this book should also be on the reading list for high school kids.
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- Alison

Very upsetting

Despite the excellent reading this book was relentlessly depressing and very upsetting - in addition there are some extremely vivid scenes involving self harming which are very distressing to listen to. Furthermore the plot is only moderately gripping.
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- Louisa

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-06-2010
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks