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Neverwas (Amber House, Book 2)

by Kelly Moore, Tucker Reed, Larkin Reed


Arthur A. Levine Books
January 2014


Fiction
Ages 14 – 16 . Grades 9 – 11

Lexile measure: HL660L

DRA: 70

Guided Reading: Z

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"I was sixteen the second time I had my first kiss...."

After growing up in the free country of the Pacific Northwest, Sarah Parsons has settled in at Amber House, the stately Maryland home that's been in her family for generations. But the world surrounding the House feels deeply wrong to Sarah. It's a place where the colonists lost the 1776 Insurrection, where the American Confederation of States still struggles with segregation, and where Sarah is haunted by echoes of a better world that she knows never existed.

Her friend Jackson shares these visions of a different world--and together, they manage both to remember the way things ought to be, and to plan a daring mission that will reset the universe once again. It will involve objects from the past, knowledge of the future, a leap into the unknown ... and in the end, a sacrifice Sarah never imagined.
Kelly Moore

Kelly Moore wrote the beginnings of the AMBER HOUSE series years ago, but it wasn't until her daughters Tucker and Larkin Reed found the manuscript and convinced her to work on it with them that it became a full-fledged trilogy. All three ladies reside in southern Oregon.
Larkin Reed

Kelly Moore wrote the beginnings of the AMBER HOUSE series years ago, but it wasn't until her daughters Tucker and Larkin Reed found the manuscript and convinced her to work on it with them that it became a full-fledged trilogy. All three ladies reside in southern Oregon.
Tucker Reed

Kelly Moore wrote the beginnings of the AMBER HOUSE series years ago, but it wasn't until her daughters Tucker and Larkin Reed found the manuscript and convinced her to work on it with them that it became a full-fledged trilogy. All three ladies reside in southern Oregon.

SELECT REVIEWS:

  • Praise for AMBER HOUSE

    "Straddles the lines between magic realism, fantasy, ghost stories, and horror, with a touch of romance and classic glamour. The result is something rich, strange, and utterly fascinating." -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, starred review

    "Complex, elegant, and haunting, this is a book that deserves to be read in one sitting." -- THE BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS, starred review

TODO - RELATED RESOURCES

--- - ! "From NEVERWAS:

I was sixteen the second time I had my first kiss.
\tMaybe we all have more than one first kiss––maybe an infinite number––and we just don't remember. First kisses. First loves. First sorrows. Until we get it right. Until we become who we were meant to be.
\tBut this first kiss I wish never to forget.
\tSo I make myself remember it all. From beginning to end. My grandmother's stroke in mid-October. Her funeral, when we buried her beside my grandfather in the family plot. My parents' hidden conversations that I eavesdropped on––about whether they could return “there” now, to Maryland, whether things had changed enough. The events that took us back, and threw us forward. Again."
Hardback
$17.99

Jacketed Hardcover / Adhesive

ISBN: 9780545434188

320pp. | 5-½ x 8-¼