Welcome to another mind-blowing episode of Audible Time with the one and only Tim Urban! Today, we have a gripping audiobook for you called "New Boy" by Tracy Chevalier, narrated by the incredibly talented Prentice Onayemi. Let's dive right in!
Picture this: Osei Kokote, the smooth-talking diplomat's son, finds himself in yet another unfamiliar school - his fourth in just six years. Feeling the heat of a fresh start, he's smart enough to know he needs an ally, someone to watch his back on this treacherous first day. And oh boy, does he strike gold when he meets Dee, the crown jewel of popularity in the school.
But as always, there's always that one person who just can't handle seeing two awesome individuals coming together. In this case, it's Ian, whose jealousy reaches volcanic proportions. Determined to tear down the budding friendship between Osei and Dee, Ian sets out on a mission that will shake the very foundations of this school and everyone in it - teachers and students alike. Brace yourself, my friends, because this is a tale that will leave you breathless.
Now, imagine the tragedy of Shakespeare's Othello, transported to a 1970s suburban Washington schoolyard. This is a place where love is as fleeting as morning mist, racism is casually woven into the fabric of everyday life, and innocence is shattered before the clock even strikes lunchtime. Tracy Chevalier deftly takes us into the minds of four eleven-year-olds - Osei, Dee, Ian, and his hesitant girlfriend Mimi.
Prepare yourself for a rollercoaster of emotions as you witness friendships being torn apart by the wicked triumvirate of jealousy, bullying, and betrayal. This powerful drama will leave you reeling and questioning the very essence of human nature. So grab your headphones, find a cozy spot, and get ready for an unforgettable journey through the tangled web of adolescence.
And now, my loyal listeners, let's get lost in the captivating world of "New Boy"!