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The Song Reader by Lisa Tucker

Preteen Leeann Norris introduces readers to her world: recently orphaned when her mother was killed in a car accident, she lives with her older sister, Mary Beth, who supports them by waiting tables and performing “song readings” for locals in their small Missouri town. Rather than reading palms to tell people's future, Mary Beth analyzes the songs stuck in their heads, explaining what the song fragments reveal about her clients' psyches. When Mary Beth's song reading uncovers a local scandal, the community turns against her, and her resolve to help those around her crumbles. Leeann must become the stronger sister, and her quest to find their father finally succeeds, though not in the way she'd hoped.

Director Results

Director Total Votes: 3

  1. 1. Sofia Coppola 100% 

Cast Results

Mary Beth Norris Total Votes: 9

  1. 1. Reese Witherspoon 44% 
  2. 2. Courtney Halverson 33% 
  3. 3. Hanna Hall 22% 

Leeann Norris Total Votes: 7

  1. 1. Victoria Hester 42% 
  2. 2. Christa B. Allen 28% 
  3. 3. Kristen Bell 14% 
  4. 4. Tiger Darrow 14% 

Holly Kramer Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Hilary Swank 100% 

Freida Jones Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Salma Hayek 100% 

Maniac Mike Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Patrick Fugit 100% 

Henry Norris Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Giovanni Ribisi 100% 

Tommy Norris Total Votes: 4

  1. 1. Harrison Ford 50% 
  2. 2. Unknown 25% 
  3. 3. Sean Penn 25% 


  • catercow: Here's just a quick description of all of the characters. Mary Beth is supposed to be tall, very thin, graceful, and naturally beautiful. She is …

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