Monday, May 3, 2021

Linda's Book Review: Amelia Unabridged

 Linda's Book Review
Ameila Unabridged
Ashley Shumacher

 This week's book is amazing, to say the least! This cover is awesome too! 
 I am going to give you Amazon's description, followed by my review. 

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 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. 


    Oh my! I absolutely loved this book! A definite must-read! This is Ashley Schumacher's Debut Novel, and what a book to start your writing career with! This book touches on friendship, loss, family trauma, and finding your place in the world. It also shows how books and imagination can help you cope with overcoming your fears. There is even a love story that makes Amelia feel like she is living a dream.
     Amazon had a pretty good overview of the book, so I won't repeat the information. Take my word for it! This is a great read, and I didn't want it to end!
I got so lost in the story. I hope you do too! 

4 AND 1/2 STARS!


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