Amber Appleton is the queen of eternal optimism. She singlehandedly brings joy to Frank's Five, the KDFCs, a retirement home, and occasionally Private Jackson. Her optimism is in direct contrast to her home life. Amber and her mother are homeless and sleeping in a school bus. But even this does not bring Amber down. When Amber faces a tragedy unlike anything she has ever encountered, even her eternal optimism falters, and she doubts everything she has put her faith in.
Amber Appleton is one of those plucky girls you just can't help but love. Quick draws his characters extremely well, and you feel like you know them and could strike up a conversation with them if you met them on the street. Lots of great humor as well. My only two problems were language and Amber's theology. If you can look past the language, it's a great, sweet, funny read.
(I listened to this book on audio CD.)
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