Amelia and Me by Heather Stemp
|October 7, 2013||Posted by Alison Jenkins under Adventure, Canadian, Young Adult|
Published by Flanker Press
Reviewed by Alison Jenkins
Ginny’s family is facing some grave challenges in her immediate circle. Her mother is abusive and does not think she can ever fly, her father is absent much of the time, her grandfather’s store is hurting under the burden of the Depression economy, and Ginny and her school friends are growing apart. But Ginny manages to find her way with courage and the help of friends new and old. And yes, Amelia Earhart is one of them.
Stemp’s frank and unsentimental portraits of hardship and forbearance ring especially true. It would be hard for them not to as Stemp has based the town and characters of her own life. And there are photos to prove it!
This novel for young adults had this not-so-young adult reader captivated with the landscape of Newfoundland, the history of aviation and travel, and the characters of Ginny and her friends from beginning to end.
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