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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. 

A Macmillan Audio production from Wednesday Books

©2021 Ashley Schumacher (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

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Wonderful young adult book

I couldn't stop listening, this book has all the feels! 💕 Very well written, and sucks you right into Amelia's world both real and imagined. It was also very well read.

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Never stop following your dreams

I finished this book over two days. It took two days because I started it too late in the evening to finish it in one day. This book deals with realizing that plans change unexpectedly and that you should not let someone else tell you what path to follow in your life. Lesa Wilson does a wonderful job of narrating all the characters putting the right amount of emotion into the words.

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Short & Cute

This was a nice little quick read ... Perfect for an adolescent looking to get into reading .
It was a little “fairy-tale”y , but cute lol .

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wonderful creative imaginative fun story

I can't wait for more from this new author! Beautifully written story that leaves you feeling good with a big smile 😀