Midair by Kodi Scheer audiobook

Midair: A Novel

By Kodi Scheer
Read by Brittany Pressley

Brilliance Audio
5.95 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9781511391184

For four young women abroad in Paris, a game of Truth or Dare turns life-and-death. “I had a secret: I wanted to leave the earth in a spectacular fashion. Specifically, by leaping from the Eiffel Tower.” So begins this provocative coming-of-age novel about a teenage girl bent on self-destruction and revenge, set in the City of Light. It’s the summer of 1999, the end of a millennium. In the mind of Nessa Baxter, a girl from rural Illinois, Paris is the remedy for all of her woes. The death of her beloved brother and the betrayal by her classmate Kat has left Nessa bereft and doubtful about her future. She plans to exact revenge on Kat during their renegade French Club trip. Along with classmates Whitney and Kiran, the four girls embark on a series of misadventures in Paris. As part of her plan, Nessa starts a game of Truth or Dare that spirals out of control. A suspenseful psychological drama, Midair is the story of a young girl’s descent into darkness and the secrets we keep, even from ourselves.

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Summary

For four young women abroad in Paris, a game of Truth or Dare turns life-and-death.

“I had a secret: I wanted to leave the earth in a spectacular fashion. Specifically, by leaping from the Eiffel Tower.” So begins this provocative coming-of-age novel about a teenage girl bent on self-destruction and revenge, set in the City of Light.

It’s the summer of 1999, the end of a millennium. In the mind of Nessa Baxter, a girl from rural Illinois, Paris is the remedy for all of her woes. The death of her beloved brother and the betrayal by her classmate Kat has left Nessa bereft and doubtful about her future. She plans to exact revenge on Kat during their renegade French Club trip. Along with classmates Whitney and Kiran, the four girls embark on a series of misadventures in Paris. As part of her plan, Nessa starts a game of Truth or Dare that spirals out of control.

A suspenseful psychological drama, Midair is the story of a young girl’s descent into darkness and the secrets we keep, even from ourselves.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Gripping…Midair is the story of best laid plans and all the ways in which we misunderstand each other.” Rebecca Scherm, author of Unbecoming
Midair is a wonderful, quick read that thoroughly shocks readers with an unexpected ending. New York Daily News
Anyone appreciative of dark stories will fly through Midair. Huffington Post
Nessa’s high school trip to Paris starts out as a shenanigan-filled getaway. But factor in shadowy secrets and hidden agendas, and pretty soon, she’s got a giant merde-storm on her hands. Cosmopolitan
Kodi Scheer has written a novel of ecstatic heights and the darkest of depths—the kinds that only the ordinary/extraordinary drama of a teenage girl’s life could reach. The narrator’s voice is as recognizable as a friend’s, but this friend has wandered far from where we knew her, and we now follow breathlessly, willingly, completely enthralled and in fear for our lives. This is a coming-of-age story as believable and savvy and intelligent as any you will read, and also a psychological thriller of true extremes; the events are as riveting as any tabloid tale’s, while frighteningly familiar, too. This is a novel you’ll want to read, and then tell everyone else to read, too. Laura Kasischke, author of Mind of Winter
“In this gripping novel of both suspense and regret, revenge and sorrow, the dark hearts of teenage girls search for weakness but find more than they bargained for. Midair is the story of best laid plans and all the ways in which we misunderstand each other, sometimes to catastrophic effect. Rebecca Scherm, author of Unbecoming
Midair is a thrilling examination of the thorny complexities of friendship, secrecy, and the ways in which new locales—in this case Paris—can awaken us to the hidden truths of the self. Incisive and suspenseful, Midair is a testament to Kodi Scheer’s wise and remarkable and rapidly expanding talent. Laura van den Berg, author of Find Me
A chilling revenge-suicide is plotted by eighteen-year-old Nessa, who’s lost her shot at a good college thanks to her classmate turned nemesis, Kat (all the while grieving the death of her brother). But it’s nothing a game of Truth or Dare can’t fix. Marie Claire

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Author Bio: Kodi Scheer

Author Bio: Kodi Scheer

Kodi Scheer teaches writing at the University of Michigan, where she earned her MFA. She was awarded the Dzanc Prize for Excellence in Literary Fiction and Community Service. As a recent fellow of the Sozopol Fiction Seminars, she traveled to Bulgaria to engage with an international community of writers, translators, and readers. Her stories have appeared or are forthcoming in the Chicago Tribune, the Iowa Review, the Florida Review, Quarterly West, and Bellevue Literary Review. She also serves as writer-in-residence for the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 5.95
Audience: Adult
Language: English