Free Lunch by Rex Ogle audiobook

Free Lunch

By Rex Ogle
Read by Ramón de Ocampo

Recorded Books, Inc. 9781324003601
5.88 Hours 1
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A distinctive new voice: Rex Ogle's story of starting middle school on the free lunch program is timely, heartbreaking, and true. Free Lunch is the story of Rex Ogle's first semester in sixth grade. Rex and his baby brother often went hungry, wore secondhand clothes, and were short of school supplies, and Rex was on his school's free lunch program. Grounded in the immediacy of physical hunger and the humiliation of having to announce it every day in the school lunch line, Rex's is a compelling story of a more profound hunger?that of a child for his parents' love and care. Compulsively readable, beautifully crafted, and authentically told with the voice and point of view of a 6th-grade kid, Free Lunch is a remarkable debut by a gifted storyteller.

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A distinctive new voice: Rex Ogle's story of starting middle school on the free lunch program is timely, heartbreaking, and true. Free Lunch is the story of Rex Ogle's first semester in sixth grade. Rex and his baby brother often went hungry, wore secondhand clothes, and were short of school supplies, and Rex was on his school's free lunch program. Grounded in the immediacy of physical hunger and the humiliation of having to announce it every day in the school lunch line, Rex's is a compelling story of a more profound hunger?that of a child for his parents' love and care. Compulsively readable, beautifully crafted, and authentically told with the voice and point of view of a 6th-grade kid, Free Lunch is a remarkable debut by a gifted storyteller.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Balancing the persistent flashes of brutality, Ogle magnificently includes sprouts of hope…[in] a fine balance carried by the author’s outstanding, gracious writing and a clear eye for the penetrating truth.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Captures the experience of chronic poverty in the United States…But there is no shortage of humor, human kindness, and kid hijinks…In a country where forty-three percent of children live in low-income families, Ogle’s memoir is all too relatable.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Narrator Ramón de Ocampo’s use of accents and emotions adds much to Rex Ogle’s middle school memoir…De Ocampo excels at reflecting Rex’s wide range of feelings…[and] at portraying Rex’s growing trust in his developing friendship with Ethan. Listener warning: The abuse and ugliness in this memoir are poignantly and beautifully depicted—but may be disturbing. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Rex Ogle

Author Bio: Rex Ogle

Rex Ogle was born and raised mostly in Texas. He says, “I was one of the poorest kids at a school for the children of the wealthy. I was on the subsidized lunch program and mocked endlessly. This is my middle school experience, but I think it’s an important story to tell.” He is a former children’s book editor in New York City.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 5.88
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English