- Published: New York : Little, Brown, 2010.
- Year Published: 2010
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Description: 355 p. ; 22 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- Lexile: 1030
- Homeless persons -- Fiction.
- Optimism -- Fiction.
- Depression, Mental -- Fiction.
- High schools -- Fiction.
- Autism -- Fiction.
- Dogs -- Fiction.
- Hope -- Fiction.
- Teaching -- Fiction.
- Korean immigrants -- Fiction.
- Nursing homes -- Fiction.
- Hope in teenage girls -- Fiction.
- JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Homelessness & Poverty
- JUVENILE FICTION / Girls & Women
- JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Depression & Mental Illness
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Call number: Teen Fiction
Available Copies: Downtown Teen, 1st Floor, Malletts Teen, Traverwood Teen
Although seventeen-year-old Amber Appleton is homeless, living in a school bus with her unfit mother, she is a relentless optimist who visits the elderly at a nursing home, teaches English to Korean Catholic women with the use of rhythm and blues music, and befriends a solitary Vietnam veteran and his dog, but eventually she experiences one burden more than she can bear and slips into a deep depression.
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