Like No Other

by | Read by Phoebe Strole, Leslie Odom, Jr.

Published by Listening Library

When a hurricane strikes the Northeast, Hasidic good girl Devorah and Jaxon, a fun-loving nerd from a West Indian family, become stranded in an elevator together where fate leaves them no choice but to make an otherwise risky connection. Though their relationship is strictly forbidden, Devorah and Jaxon risk everything to be together.

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AudioFile Review

Like No Other

Phoebe Strole's earnest, hopeful portrayal of Hasidic Devorah Blum creates a compelling duet with Leslie Odom, Jr.'s, passionate, eager depiction of Caribbean nerd Jaxon Hunte. When Devorah and Jax are trapped in a Brooklyn elevator during a hurricane, an unlikely love blossoms, and they find themselves wrangling with heavy societal and cultural obstacles. Dual narrators are an effective choice in a story that alternates viewpoints with each chapter, and Strole and Odom interweave their stories gracefully. Strole imbues Devorah with a solid voice and strong convictions as Odom lends humor and urgency to Jax's conflicting emotions. For those who favor romance in their coming-of-age tales. K.S.B. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine

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