The Weight of Blood by Tiffany D. Jackson, Read by a Full Cast
Captivating YA Horror
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Versatile narrators in The Weight of Blood convey interwoven characters’ perspectives in Tiffany D. Jackson’s YA retelling of CARRIE, made more horrific by its themes of racism. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Michele Cobb discuss this story of a biracial teen, Maddy, who has been forced by her father to hide her identity. Karen Malina White narrates her perspective with full angry verve as she is bullied at school—and her secret psychic powers explode on prom night. Christopher Salazar and Sarah Mollo-Christensen portray two television reporters tracking what happened on prom night, while JD Jackson and Joy Nash convey the conflicting personalities of classmates. Collectively, the narrators ensure the story is clear and captivating.