Rumors

Rumors

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by Erica Kiefer
     
 

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Allie Collins wants nothing more than to forget the past and move beyond the recent death of her beloved cousin. If only it were that simple. Upon returning for her senior year of high school, rumors quickly spread about the tragic summer accident that left the school's star athlete grieving in the shadows. Now, the last thing Allie wants is the limelight. But the

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Allie Collins wants nothing more than to forget the past and move beyond the recent death of her beloved cousin. If only it were that simple. Upon returning for her senior year of high school, rumors quickly spread about the tragic summer accident that left the school's star athlete grieving in the shadows. Now, the last thing Allie wants is the limelight. But the relentless pressure for normalcy from her friends and family leaves her with no choice but to surrender. Rejoining her basketball team and spending time with popular boys might seem like the perfect senior year, yet Allie struggles to embrace this identity that once came so naturally. With the help of a special teacher, she learns that some things cut so deep, the scar lasts forever. Sometimes you can't go back to the way things were, but must find the way to become who you are meant to be. Still, tragedy is no stranger to Allie. As the gossip swirls, influencing Allie's every decision, the events that unfold will draw readers into a well of emotion in Rumor's, a Lingering Echoes Novella. Rumor's is a prequel novella to the best selling book: Lingering Echoes by Erica Kiefer.

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Itching For Books Shane

It was fast-paced, well-written, intriguing, and very relatable...The feels are definitely there, in my opinion. I suggest giving this one a read before starting Lingering Echoes, and if you've already read that one, then still come back to Rumors because it clarifies some things and provides an understanding of why Allie is so detached. I highly recommend this one.

http://www.itchingforbooks.com/2014/07/review-rumors-by-erica-kiefer.html

The Write Web

Rumors is a [novel] that asks the poignant question: Do we change when we experience grief? Is this change something we have control over and is it okay?

I enjoyed how Erica Kiefer writes so clearly and has control over her sentences and scenes. When there is a flashback, we are already prepared for the worst... it is an excellent tie in to the full novel “Lingering Echoes“.

http://thewriteweb.wordpress.com/2014/03/17/rumors-a-lingering-echoes-novella/

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781940534879
Publisher:
Clean Teen Publishing
Publication date:
07/16/2014
Series:
Lingering Echoes Series
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
890,704
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Erica Kiefer was born on Christmas Eve in Southern California to an American father whose ancestors arrived from Europe during colonial times and a Thai mother who moved to the US during high school. Adding to her rich and varied heritage, Erica grew up living abroad in Asia, including Taiwan, Fiji, Thailand and Indonesia. She gained a great respect for the beautiful mosaic of cultures found in various parts of the world. After graduating from International School Bangkok, she attended Brigham Young University in Utah, where she earned a degree in Recreation Therapy. Her career as a Recreation Therapist has allowed her to work with at-risk youth since 2007. Erica made the best decision of her life by marrying her husband in 2005 and is currently a mother of three, one of whom awaits her in heaven. Erica also loves singing, reading, writing, and satisfying her sweet-tooth with chocolate-chip cookies. Playing collegiate rugby was one of the most memorable experiences of her life, thus far. Erica's first book, Lingering Echoes, was signed by Clean Teen Publishing and released in early November 2013.

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Rumors (A Lingering Echoes Novella) 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Author does a great job of getting into the mind and emotions of teens and of grief. I really appreciated it. Brought back some of my own memories. Well done.
cclblue More than 1 year ago
I read Lingering Echoes before Rumors, so I knew where this prequel was going. Still, Rumors just added depth and insight to Allie's character. I feel like this author does a great job with characterization. I really love the characters in her books, even the ones that Allie doesn't necessarily love. They all come to life for me. I could empathize with Allie's pain and her struggles. Allie's story is one of learning to deal with and overcome the overwhelming feelings of grief, pain, and guilt. Then learning how to redefine the new person she has become. You need to read both books to get the full story. Rumors gives a taste of what is to come. It is well filled out for a novella. It certainly hooks you so that you want to continue on. Again, I am looking forward to more from this author!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nds out of the blue- but thers a second oe that contimues the story
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did not like this book. It was too slow and boring.
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