Ten-year-old Amanda is constantly teased and tormented in school. Her home life is less than satisfactory where her widower father, who is often away on business trips, leaves her in the care of her indifferent teenaged sister. Worse, not a day goes by when Amanda doesn't miss her mom. To escape reality, Amanda creates fantasy stories, but when she discovers a talking golden pebble, her imagined world turns into a new-fangled reality.
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OK but not Excellent!
I was given this book as a free read from the author. I felt that this book was all over the place. I had time following the characters. Amanda found "Gold". There relationship was not believable at all.
This book was for your readers, however my 9 year old got bored after about 15 minutes. I decided to listen with her and we made it to the end. It was a "long" 3 hours. The time lapse was hard to follow as well. First, they were in school, then it was all of sudden the 4th of July, then they were back in school. Kind of difficult.
I'm not sure. Maybe a book that was meant for adults.
I'm not sure I could recommend this book. Neither myself or my 9 year old really enjoyed this book.