I Am Not Emmanuelle / Just Julie (Single Voice) : Two heart-wrenching tales of sibling secrets, loyalty and loss. Julie's idolized older brother is about to be tried for murder, but she can't bring herself to go to court; she knows more about the crime than she wants to reveal. As she probes her brother's silence -- and the mystery of the missing murder weapon - she must make difficult choices. Just Julie is the story of one girl's struggle to make the most fateful decision of her life, and the surprising result. In I Am Not Emmanuelle, stealing a pack of gum launches 13-year-old Adele into a caustic, funny and poignant monologue about what she sees as her flaws: her bushy eyebrows, her lack of generosity and the scars on her earlobes that she picks until they bleed. But what bothers her most is that she'll never measure up to her perfect sister, who died -- and Adele can't shake the feeling that her parents wish she had died instead. This powerful pair of stories explores the teen psyche with unflinching honesty.
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