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Amanda Linehan is a fiction writer and the author of the blog, Look Far. She lives in Maryland, likes to be outside and writes with her cat sleeping on the floor beside her desk.
on Sep. 09, 2012 :
In full disclosure I must say that Amanda is a good friend of mine. Nevertheless, I read “Uncover” as if it was written by someone I do not know. I was immediately struck by Amanda’s keen ability to tell the story from a high school student’s perspective. She is well aware of the fears, concerns, and challenges faced by contemporary teenagers. At the same time, she is able to believably describe their handling of a tragic incident involving a friend. Equipped with a level of curiosity and adventurousness that is often lacking in adults, the main character and her friends become involved in a series of unusual yet exciting situations. What I appreciated most about this book was that it was not a simple unraveling of plot lines, but rather a greater look at a character’s coming of age. We all have those moments in our life when life suddenly takes on a different hue. Through descriptive and memorable language, honest albeit awkward interactions, and unexpected twists and turns, Uncover is a book for any young adult looking for greater meaning in both difficult times and everyday experiences.
(reviewed long after purchase)