Fighting Words by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley audiobook

Fighting Words

By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Read by Bahni Turpin

Listening Library 9781984815682
6.52 Hours Unabridged
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A candid and fierce middle grade novel about sisterhood and sexual abuse, by Newbery Honor winner and #1 New York Times best seller Kimberly Brubaker Bradley "Fighting Words is raw, it is real, it is necessary, a must-read for children and their adults--a total triumph in all ways." --Holly Goldberg Sloan, New York Times bestselling author of Counting by 7s Ten-tear-old Della has always had her older sister, Suki: When their mom went to prison, Della had Suki. When their mom's boyfriend took them in, Della had Suki. When that same boyfriend did something so awful they had to run fast, Della had Suki. Suki is Della's own wolf--her protector. But who has been protecting Suki? Della might get told off for swearing at school, but she has always known how to keep quiet where it counts. Then Suki tries to kill herself, and Della's world turns so far upside down, it feels like it's shaking her by the ankles. Maybe she's been quiet about the wrong things. Maybe it's time to be loud. In this powerful novel that explodes the stigma around child sexual abuse and leavens an intense tale with compassion and humor, Kimberly Brubaker Bradley tells a story about two sisters, linked by love and trauma, who must find their own voices before they can find their way back to each other. "Believable and immensely appealing...At once heartbreaking and hopeful." --Kirkus (starred review) "One of the most important books ever written for kids." --Colby Sharp of Nerdy Book Club "Gripping. Life-changing. Essential." --Donna Gephart, author of Lily and Dunkin "Compassionate, truthful, and beautiful." --Elana K. Arnold, author of Damsel "I am blown away. This is a powerful, necessary book...[It] may be Kimberly Brubaker Bradley's best work yet." --Barbara Dee, author of Maybe He Just Likes You "One of the best of the year." --Betsy Bird for A Fuse #8 Production/SLJ "A book that lets [kids] know they have never been alone. And never will be." --Kat Yeh, author of The Truth About Twinkie Pie

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A candid and fierce middle grade novel about sisterhood and sexual abuse, by Newbery Honor winner and #1 New York Times best seller Kimberly Brubaker Bradley "Fighting Words is raw, it is real, it is necessary, a must-read for children and their adults--a total triumph in all ways." --Holly Goldberg Sloan, New York Times bestselling author of Counting by 7s Ten-tear-old Della has always had her older sister, Suki: When their mom went to prison, Della had Suki. When their mom's boyfriend took them in, Della had Suki. When that same boyfriend did something so awful they had to run fast, Della had Suki. Suki is Della's own wolf--her protector. But who has been protecting Suki? Della might get told off for swearing at school, but she has always known how to keep quiet where it counts. Then Suki tries to kill herself, and Della's world turns so far upside down, it feels like it's shaking her by the ankles. Maybe she's been quiet about the wrong things. Maybe it's time to be loud. In this powerful novel that explodes the stigma around child sexual abuse and leavens an intense tale with compassion and humor, Kimberly Brubaker Bradley tells a story about two sisters, linked by love and trauma, who must find their own voices before they can find their way back to each other. "Believable and immensely appealing...At once heartbreaking and hopeful." --Kirkus (starred review) "One of the most important books ever written for kids." --Colby Sharp of Nerdy Book Club "Gripping. Life-changing. Essential." --Donna Gephart, author of Lily and Dunkin "Compassionate, truthful, and beautiful." --Elana K. Arnold, author of Damsel "I am blown away. This is a powerful, necessary book...[It] may be Kimberly Brubaker Bradley's best work yet." --Barbara Dee, author of Maybe He Just Likes You "One of the best of the year." --Betsy Bird for A Fuse #8 Production/SLJ "A book that lets [kids] know they have never been alone. And never will be." --Kat Yeh, author of The Truth About Twinkie Pie

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

I am blown away. This is a powerful, necessary book about a difficult subject, written with honesty, tenderness, and consummate craft. Della’s story will burrow deep into your heart. Fighting Words may be Kimberly Brubaker Bradley’s best work yet. Barbara Dee, award-winning author of Maybe He Just Likes You
I wish all children were lucky enough that the first time they encountered dark and difficult things, it was not through a swift and sudden rift in their real lives, but within the safe pages of a story. This beautiful, heartbreaking, and hopeful book is a place where readers can build strength and resilience, page by page, with the gift of opening, closing, and discussing in their own time and at their own pace. And for those who have, till now, felt alone in their hurtful past, this is a book that lets them know they have never been alone. And never will be. Kat Yeh, award-winning author of The Truth About Twinkie Pie
“Absolutely magnificent. The voice on this girl—I cannot get Della out of my head or my heart. Fighting Words is raw, it is real, it is necessary, a must-read for children and their adults—a total triumph in all ways. Holly Goldberg Sloan, New York Times bestselling author of Counting by 7s
Rather than shielding her readers, Kimberly Brubaker Bradley arms them with Fighting Words, a compassionate, truthful, and beautiful story about the trauma of sexual abuse and the remarkable power of sisterhood. Elana K. Arnold, Printz Honor-winning author of Damsel
The remarkable thing about this book is how infinitely enjoyable it is, in spite of some of the terrible and terrifying content. I picked it up and simply found myself unable to put it down. The VOICE on its 10-year-old narrator Della is one for the history books. One of the best of the year. Betsy Bird for A Fuse #8 Production/SLJ 
Gripping. Life-changing. Essential. Fighting Words is a testament to the power we have when we stand up, speak up, and stick together. Kimberly Brubaker Bradley’s talent is extraordinary. I am awe-struck. Donna Gephart, award-winning author of Lily and Dunkin
It will go down as one of the best books, one of the most important books, ever written for kids. Colby Sharp of Nerdy Book Club
Believable and immensely appealing, Suki, Francine, and especially Della light up [the] story . . . Readers will root for these sisters along every step of their daunting journey. Refusing to soft-pedal hard issues, the novel speaks with an astringent honesty, at once heartbreaking and hopeful. Kirkus (starred review)

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Author Bio: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Author Bio: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Kimberly Brubaker Bradley is the author of several books for children, including Leap of Faith, Jefferson’s Sons, and the Newbery Honor book The War that Saved My Life.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 6.52
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English