I can't help but smile at the lyrics in her letter. She misses me.
In fifth grade my teacher set us up with pen pals from a different school. Thinking I was a girl, with a name like Misha, the other teacher paired me up with her student Ryen. My teacher, believing Ryen was a boy like me, agreed.
It didn't take long for us to figure out the mistake. And in no time at all, we were arguing about everything. The best take-out pizza. Android vs. iPhone. Whether or not Eminem is the greatest rapper ever... And that was the start. For the next seven years, it was us.
Her letters are always on black paper with silver writing. Sometimes there's one a week or three in a day, but I need them. She's the only one who keeps me on track, talks me down, and accepts everything I am.
We had only three rules. No social media, no phone numbers, no pictures. We had a good thing going. Why ruin it?
Until I run across a photo of a girl online. Name's Ryen, loves Gallo's pizza, and worships her iPhone. What are the chances?
F--k it. I need to meet her.
I just don't expect to hate what I find.
He hasn't written in three months. Something's wrong. Did he die? Get arrested? Knowing Misha, neither would be a stretch.
Without him around, I'm going crazy. I need to know someone is listening. It's my own fault. I should've gotten his phone number or picture or something.
He could be gone forever.
Or right under my nose, and I wouldn't even know it.
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By Abigail French on 13-09-17
Way better than expected
What does Laurie Catherine Winkel and Matthew Holland bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
These two performers were amazing. The story would not have been as emotional and intriguing without their performances.
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I don't know why now, but I had been hesitant about buying this book even though it had been on my wish list for several weeks. The description is very minimal compared to the all the twists, turns, and emotions that were felt when reading it. Both characters are likable, even despite Ryen's "I'll walk over people if I have to" attitude; however, Misha's character was wonderfully written and I really found myself liking him more and more throughout the book. I've seen other reviews referring to him as arrogant and controlling, but I think he really had a good reason to be that way towards Ryen and I like that he treated her that way because of his own moral standpoint and outlook on life and how people should be treated. If you are hesitant about reading it, go for it! It was definitely worth it. This was one of my favorites and I've been an audible member for a few months now. I definitely recommend it.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
By Tish Materna on 10-07-17
Didn't see it coming!
High school was not where I wanted to really go with this story. The main characters were far from high school but the secondary characters were definitely high school. The story has so many twist that I found myself surprised at the end. It was so easy on the ears that I could not stop listening.
Laurie Winkle was very believable in this story of Ryen. I like how she didn't change her voice a whole lot between characters. It made me think of how I would read the story to myself.
Matthew Holland, his voice was like silk. I will be looking for his voice for future books.
I will be listening again when credits are gone and money is tight. Or just sick of searching for new.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful