AMELIA UNABRIDGED BY ASHLEY SHUMACHER
Genre: YA, Romance
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Rating: 4.43 stars
Summary: 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.
First I wanna thanks Netgalley and the publisher for give the an earc of the book in exchange of my honest opinion.
I was first taken by the description of the book, an 18 years old girl, a fangirl of a series of books called Orman and her best friend fight over the fact that her friend met the author and she didn’t a little after that her friend dies in a car accident and she is left alone, until one day she receives a weird edition of her favorite book, she then decides to go discover who sent the book and why.
Before you keep on reading just beware of the fact that the book deals with the loss of loved ones and mentions of suicide.
It’s not a spoiler i think the fact that in her travel she meets the author of the book with whom she develops a relationship.
I’ll start saying that the book was beautifully written. The way the author describes things is amazing, you can almost see them for real.
Overall, is a lovely story, with very special and peculiar quirks, like the way Amelia keeps imagining whales all the time, which i found interesting.
The main problem i had with the book was the insta love part of it, the author of the book and Amelia fall in love too quickly for my tasting, they trusted each other too easily, especially for someone like the author, Nolan who has if difficult to be around people. I know it is sort of explained later but it wasn’t enough for me.
The background of the characters is important in the book and they are well developed. I truly felt sorry for them in a way.
The story is very soft, very sweet, Amelia is a very lovable main character, Nolan is very likable as well.
I just, for some reason couldn’t fully connect with the story and all the time was hopin g for it to be over already. I can’t explain why, i just did.
The ending though, the epilogue was beautiful.
I think the book mostly talks about the difficult topic of losing someone and how you shouldn’t stop living your life because of it. It talks about being independent, about learning what you want and to move on, to be yourself again or for the first time, to look for what you want and be happy.
I gave it 4 stars on goodreads, though it may be more of a 3.75 stars. I enjoyed it, but it didn’t really moved me the way i expected it to do.
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