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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:
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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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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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