Accelerated Reader Program Selection
Praise for the companion book:
Hal Clement Award for Best New Science Fiction Novel for Young Adults
Best of the Best for Young Adults, Missouri Library Association
Read Aloud Books, Too Good to Miss, Indiana Library Federation
Texas Lone Star Top 20 List
Young Adult Choice Title, International Reading Association
“An entertaining, suspenseful thriller with a genuinely chilling villain. Good fun.”
“Part sci-fi thriller, part theme-park horror ride.”
Since Jack Barrett’s father started working for the Eden Corporation, his desire for perfection has spiraled into a raging obsession that is out of control. When his father forcibly relocates the family to the village of Paradise, Jack uncovers a plot that threatens the existence of his entire family. Delving even further into the secrets of the village, he soon discovers just how high the price of perfection can be.
Narrated by the author of the award-winning book, this audio version presents a chilling answer to the question of how far someone would go to have the perfect family.
About the Narrator
Steven L. Layne serves as director of the Master of Education in Literacy program at Judson University in Elgin, Illinois, where he is also a professor of literacy education. A respected literacy consultant and keynote speaker, Layne has received numerous awards, including the Milken Family Foundation’s Educator Award for excellence in education. His collection of Pelican books includes several titles in the Night Before Christmas Series, including The Teachers’ Night Before Christmas and The Principal’s Night Before Christmas; the gift books Verses for Dad’s Heart and Verses for Mom’s Heart; several picture books, such as My Brother Dan’s Delicious and Love the Baby, also available on CD; and the young adult thriller Mergers. He lives with his wife and their four children in Illinois.
THIS SIDE OF PARADISE CD
Written and Narrated by Steven L. Layne
JUVENILE FICTION / Science Fiction, Fantasy
Running time: 5 hours 41 minutes