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Amy Unbounded: Belondweg Blossoming

Credits: Written and Illustrated by Rachel Hartman
Publisher: Pug House Press

Commentary

Amy is ten years old. She lives in Goredd. Her father is a weaver. Her mother is a Barbarian. Her uncle once was a Knight. Her friend is a Dragon. And she lives next door to a bunch of boys.

Got that?

Good, cause I haven't told you about Belondweg or Pau-Hendoa or Pearl-Agnes, or how to dance the Two-Step, or just what the heck is a Holy-Mow...! All of this is just scratching the surface of the imaginative world that Rachel Hartman has created in AMY UNBOUNDED.

Underneath the hoopla is a coming of age story about a young girl on the brink of being a teenager and trying to understand her place in the world around her. It's about discovering things that simply flew over your head as a child, but now seem suddenly Important. It's also about learning how to improve upon the things you can change, and accepting the things you can't.

AMY UNBOUNDED is a book meant for reading and re-reading and reading once again. Whether it's with a daughter or on your own, each time you'll discover something new and wonderful. These are really the best kinds of books.

-- Peter Aaron Rose

 
Peter Aaron Rose is a writer, producer and technologist who lives and works in San Francisco, CA. Under the pseudonym "Peter Siegel", he recently authored Killing Demons, a graphic novel available from Engine Press and Platinum Studios.

 


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