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Amelia Unabridged by Ashley Schumacher.
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By Ashley Schumacher
Release Date 2.16.21.
Publisher Wednesday Books
Sparks fly between two teens as they grapple with grief, love, and the future in this unforgettable debut novel sure to entice fans of Jandy Nelson and Jennifer E. Smith
Eighteen-year-old Amelia Griffin is obsessed with the famous Orman Chronicles, written by the young and reclusive prodigy N. E. Endsley. They’re the books that brought her and her best friend Jenna together after Amelia’s father left and her family imploded. So when Amelia and Jenna get the opportunity to attend a book festival with Endsley in attendance, Amelia is ecstatic. It’s the perfect way to start off their last summer before college.
In a heartbeat, everything goes horribly wrong. When Jenna gets a chance to meet the author and Amelia doesn’t, the two have a blowout fight like they’ve never experienced. And before Amelia has a chance to mend things, Jenna is killed in a freak car accident. Grief-stricken, and without her best friend to guide her, Amelia questions everything she had planned for the future.
When a mysterious, rare edition of the Orman Chronicles arrives, Amelia is convinced that it somehow came from Jenna. Tracking the book to an obscure but enchanting bookstore in Michigan, Amelia is shocked to find herself face-to-face with the enigmatic and handsome N. E. Endsley himself, the reason for Amelia’s and Jenna’s fight and perhaps the clue to what Jenna wanted to tell her all along.
Ashley Schumacher’s devastating and beautiful debut, Amelia Unabridged, is about finding hope and strength within yourself, and maybe, just maybe, falling in love while you do it.
Thank you to the author @ashwritesbooks @stmartinspress and @wednesdaybooks for a copy of this ARC in exchange for my honest review.
It’s never too late to start a new chapter.”
This was an emotionally immersive book, that follows Amelia Griffin a young lady who has been dealt some seriously devastating blows.
Amelia Griffin, a teen living in Dallas, Texas, life takes a drastic change when her father has decided to leave her mother for a much younger woman. In her mother’s depression she detaches from the real world, and her daughter suffers the consequences. A chance meeting Amelia strikes a friendship with young girl Jenna, at a local bookstore. Together they bond over a book series Orman Chronicles. Their friendship grows and it’s important to Amelia. Jenna’s family takes her under their wing at a time when Amelia needs them the most. After graduation Jenna acquires so,e wonderful book festival tickets where N.E.Endsley, young author of Orman Chronicles will be attending as speaker. Sadly the author doesn’t make the festival, and Amelia deflated by this turn events. An argument between the two girls that causes Amelia and Jenna’s friendship to be broken. Jenna leaves for trip to Ireland, leaving Amelia behind in the states. When adevastating loss brings Amelia world to a crashing halt. She will need all strength to overcome this gut wrenching loss.
When out of no where a special addition of Orman Chronicles arrives in the post.
to her name. Seeking to uncover who sent the book to her, Amelia journey will lead her to Michigan. There she learn to overcome her grief and allow herself to heal with new friendships and even a young budding romance.
This was a delightful book experience, that centers on loss and overcoming regret and letting go. Beautifully developed characters and a propulsive storyline, and just the right amount of romance adds to this thought provoking book.
A must read for the upcoming year. A book I highly recommend this book adding to your list for Young Adult fiction. It’s one of the reads that stays with you long after you close the book.
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