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The Amethyst Road

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 8 Ratings and 8 Reviews

Book Description
In a society similar to ours in some ways and very different in others, 16-year-old Serena and her older sister, Willow, struggle to get by in a tough, crime-infested urban neighborhood. By birth they are half Yulang, half Gorgio, but are accepted by neither race. The sisters get no help from the Yulang, because Willow's child was born out of wedlock and the family has been declared outcast. The G... More
Book Information
PublisherClarion Books
BindingHardcover (3 editions)
Reading LevelYoung Adults
# of Pages336
Publication Date09/12/2005
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About Louise Spiegler (Author) : Louise Spiegler is a published author of young adult books. A published credit of Louise Spiegler is The Amethyst Road.
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10/5/2010 Lois Bradley said:
This fantasy book is not a "Lord of the Rings"-style world of magic and fantastical creatures. It is a book about human beings, human frailty and ultimately, human strength. Characters are entirely believable with complex, messy lives and a complicated environment. I love it when a book plops me ... more

tags: Inspired me, I recommend, I read, I'm reading

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11/25/2009 Chris Eboch said:
In this alternate reality, a gypsy-like people roam the Pacific Northwest, the victims of racism and sometimes their own tribal rules. Serena, a fiercely angry yet entirely likable young teen, gets drawn into a difficult quest to find her mother and save her niece. An alliance with a young man seeki... more

tags: I recommend, Pacific Northwest, Quest, Multi-Cultural, Racism, Fantasy, Alternate Reality

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