An Elegy for Amelia Johnsonby Andrew Rostan, Dave Valeza, Kate Kasenow (Illustrator)
In her 30 years on earth, Amelia Johnson has touched many lives with her compassion, intelligence, and spirit. Now, at the end of a year-long battle with cancer, she asks her two closest friends to take her final messages to the people who have touched her life the most. Henry Barrons is a cocky, Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker whose demeanor hides deep
In her 30 years on earth, Amelia Johnson has touched many lives with her compassion, intelligence, and spirit. Now, at the end of a year-long battle with cancer, she asks her two closest friends to take her final messages to the people who have touched her life the most. Henry Barrons is a cocky, Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker whose demeanor hides deep insecurities. Jillian Webb is an acclaimed magazine writer with an inability to make long-term commitments. They set out across the country to fulfill Amelia's dying wish...and end up learning more about her — and themselves — than they ever imagined.
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- 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)
- Age Range:
- 13 - 12 Years
Meet the Author
Andrew J. Rostan was born in Youngstown, Ohio, went to college in Boston and a small town in the Netherlands, and wrote the vast majority of An Elegy For Amelia Johnson in Los Angeles, where he lived from 2007 to 2009. He concurrently produced several unpublished and very, very bad projects, which he was able to do thanks to five victories on Jeopardy! After receiving a moment of clarity at a monastery which later burned to the ground, Rostan moved to Chicago and earned his master’s degree in the Humanities, therefore qualifying him for any job on the market. Today, Rostan still lives in Chicago where, when not working on his next books, he is applying for doctoral programs, teaching, working for an insurance company in what will always be the Sears Tower, and cooking near-gourmet meals.
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This book was a pretty big disappointment...it sets you up for something unexpected and different with its two main characters, but then lets you down by ending up...surprisingly predictable. The characters are flawed in a way that's obnoxious and that never really feels resolved or even addressed - the "golden girl" Amelia included. The book was such a big letdown particularly BECAUSE the art is so nice, the premise is interesting, and its character initially seem like they could eventually grow to become flawed-but-sympathetic characters who will take the story in an interesting direction. They never do.