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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,495 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Matthew Quick Narrator: Cynthia Holloway Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2010 ISBN:
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Amber Appleton lives in a bus. Ever since her mom's boyfriend kicked them out, Amber, her mom, and her totally loyal dog, Bobby Big Boy (aka Thrice B) have been camped out in the back of Hello Yellow (the school bus her mom drives). Still, Amber, the self-proclaimed princess of hope and girl of unyielding optimism, refuses to sweat the bad stuff. But when a fatal tragedy threatens Amber's optimism - and her way of life - can Amber continue to be the rock star of hope?

With an oddball cast of characters, and a heartwarming, inspiring story, this novel unveils a beautifully beaten-up world of laughs, loyalty, and hard-earned hope. The world is Amber's stage, and Amber is, well...she's sorta like a rock star. True? True.

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Anne-marie | 2/9/2014

    " Couldn't get in to it. Maybe it had to do with a man trying to write in a teenage girl's voice. It was strange. Over the top teenager-ness. Didn't make it far. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy B. (personal account) Babiasz | 2/9/2014

    " This is one of the best books I've read in a long time! I actually wasn't sure I was going to like it, and I started it expecting that I might not even finish it. It only took a few pages to hook me. Told in the first person, it's about a 17 year old eternal optimist named Amber Appleton who has every reason to see the world as glass half empty (or just plain empty). She and her mom are homeless, living on the school bus her mom drives (Hello Yello). Yet she's got a group of fabulously misfit friends, an ever-loyal dog named Bobby Big Boy (B-Thrice), and a full calendar of volunteering around town with people who see her as their savior. Which is interesting, because a few years prior, Amber started going to church and became a fan of her good friend JC (Jesus Christ, who according to Amber, is--you guessed it--sorta like a rock star). I haven't spoiled. You find out most of this within the first chapter or two. Amber's story began for me after I totally fell in love with her, really, wanted to BE Amber, thought maybe the world is more fabulous than I thought...only to find out what happens to that great attitude when she encounters her biggest difficulty yet. Quick really drew me in, made me believe I was right there with Amber, and I think that was a tear or two I felt. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorna | 2/4/2014

    " Slow in the middle, but I liked the end so I'm giving it a four. Also had a great message and was very well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barb | 2/3/2014

    " I had trouble getting into this book, but am glad I didn't give up. What an uplifting story. Amber suffered greatly, but even when you thought she may have been defeated, she still came up fighting. I loved all the characters, and without them Amber would not have been. The use of haiku was so strong and said so much in such few words. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abby | 1/31/2014

    " I'm not going to start of with a summary because you can obviously read about it yourself. This book was inspiring and very impressive. My father takes me to Barnes and Nobles once a month to buy any 5 books I want. This book was one of them. The book was inspiring and really gave me another look at life. It was a story of friendship,struggles and family. It was an excellent book and extremely well written. I would love to see this book become a movie one day. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Renee | 1/22/2014

    " A decent story, but the voice started to irritate me. True? True. Word. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 gabi | 1/19/2014

    " Still enjoyable, but definitely went downhill near the halfway point. At first I thought I'd despise the narrator's mannerisms, but I was surprisingly not bothered, even listening to it on audiobook. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gagan | 12/9/2013

    " it was really boring at first but once you get past part 3 it gets better the more you read on:P "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brigid | 12/8/2013

    " The world needs more strong female protagonists. Q gives us a beautiful one in this YA novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lesley | 12/4/2013

    " made me feel like an underachiever & the lingo got annoying "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole Dijulio | 8/30/2013

    " This is the second book I read by Matthew quick, the first bring silver linings play book and I was not disappointed. I love when I can't put a book down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lkmadigan | 5/12/2013

    " Printz Award nominee, I hope!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin | 2/20/2013

    " Everyone should read this book. Period. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emilia W | 3/27/2012

    " This book is good, really good. It is about hope. Hope in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. It is beautiful. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Elizabeth | 12/21/2011

    " maybe I am too old for this book cause I thought it was poorly written ....like a middle age man writting as though he knows how modern girl teens think..his slang was off by decade...word...and it was so predictable. not a keeper. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristy McRae | 9/30/2011

    " LOVED this book! I was a bit slow getting into the voice of the narrator, Amber. But once I did, I was totally invested in her life. This was a great story about hope and perseverance. I laughed, I cried, I cheered for Amber and her friends. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 5/23/2011

    " I'm listening to the book. I can't stop listening to it. I love Amber's voice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 GRPLTeens | 5/23/2011

    " Can't stop listening to this. Amber is sorta like a rock star. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 5/20/2011

    " What did I think? I LOVED this book because I am a sucker for voice and for characters. Amber Appleton is one for the books. There's MAYBE just a touch of Pollyanna going on here, true? True. But I love the message and I believe in Amber Appleton. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maryanne/MA | 5/19/2011

    " I loved this book! The first half was a little slow and hard to get into, but the second half rocked. Nice to have hope for a change. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 5/4/2011

    " Getting very excited to read this book; looks like it's going to be great according to the reviews!!! So pumped! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosanne | 4/29/2011

    " Main character is so unique and awesome. The cynic in me says people like her do not exist, but I really hope they do. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise | 3/28/2011

    " Cried my little eyes out. Highly recommended. "

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