Dream On, Amber by Emma Shevah

How did I get the book?
I bought a copy

Genre: Contemporary

Synopsis: Amber Alessandra Leola Kimiko Miyamoto. As if her name made up for being tiny, half Japanese and half Italian, and starting a new school with a caveman phone. Dream on! But the hardest bit about being Amber is that a part of her is missing. Her dad. He left when she was little and if he isn’t coming back, she’ll have to sort things out another way. And Amber has a big imagination.

200words (or less) review: I picked this book up on a whim, with a narrator like Ambra Alessanara Leola Kimiko Miyamoto (Amber for short) I just couldn’t resist. Barely three pages in and I knew this was going to be a one sitting read. – I was right.

Amber is a very endearing character. She’s half Italian, half Japanese and a whole lot of confused. Her father left when she was 6 but she’s not exactly sure why because her mother doesn’t talk about it.

Between trying to get to grips with her new school and figuring out how to deal with that ‘awesome-brilliant-idea’ Amber had for her little sister, which turned out not to be so awesome, she’s under a lot of pressure.

Dream On, Amber is a lovely book. Amber’s narration is so enjoyable you’ll be halfway through the story before you even realise.

Recommend it?


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