Bitter by Akwaeke Emezi, Read by Bahni Turpin
A Coming-of-Age Story About Love and Revolution
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Bahni Turpin is the perfect narrator for Bitter, this YA coming-of-age story about love and revolution from Nigerian author Akwaeke Emezi. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Michele Cobb discuss this prequel to PET. Seventeen-year-old Bitter finally feels safe at her boarding school for artistic teenagers. She’s initially wary of joining her friends’ protests, but when she calls a terrifying angel out of her drawing, she’s finally drawn into the fight. Every character in this short audiobook has depth, and Turpin skillfully brings each one to life, their voices becoming familiar as listeners are drawn fully into Bitter’s world.
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