Amelia unabridged

by Schumacher, Ashley,

Format: Print Book 2021
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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.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Effectively abandoned by her parents after their divorce, Amelia leans on her best friend, Jenna, who shares her obsession with the Orman Chronicles and N. E. Endsley, its reclusive teen author. Years later, their graduation present is a trip to a California book festival where Endsley is scheduled to appear. He cancels, and Amelia's disappointment sparks a rare falling out between the girls. Days later, Jenna dies in a car accident. Amelia is mired in grief when she receives a mysterious limited edition of the first Orman novel. She follows it to an enchanting small-town bookstore on a lake in Michigan. There Amelia encounters Nolan Endsley, who has also suffered a devastating loss. They fall in love, almost at first sight. The metaphors and imagery threading through the story are not always successful, and Amelia is something of a cipher after following Jenna's lead for so long. Still, fangirls and fanboys will delight in this romantic story, rooting for Amelia to choose the future of her dreams."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Schumacher centers storytelling as a means of expression, connection, and keeping the dead alive in this emotionally immersive debut. Shortly after the death of her best friend, Jenna, 18-year-old Amelia receives a mysterious package containing a signed copy of her favorite book--the first of the Orman Chronicles fantasy series, written by 19-year-old N.E. Endsley. Sure that the book was sent by Jenna, Amelia heads to the lakeside Michigan town where it was posted to find answers about its provenance and Jenna's death. Her search for meaning takes Amelia to a rambling, colorful bookstore, somehow both delightfully cozy and endlessly rambling, run by a wise bookseller named Val, her son Alex, and the reclusive N.E. Endsley himself, who Amelia soon discovers is harboring a painful loss and secrets of his own. Employ- ing expressive prose that communicates the emotion and tumult that can accompany the death of a loved one at any age, Schumacher leaves characters--and readers--with a sense of hope. Ages 12--up. Agent: Thao Le, Sandra Dijkstra Literary. (Feb.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Grief -- Fiction.
Fans (Persons) -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Love -- Fiction.
Authors -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :2021
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 293 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781250253026
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