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B. B. Alston

Autor/a de Amari and the Night Brothers

9+ obres 1,029 Membres 42 Ressenyes 1 preferits

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Data de naixement
20th Century
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
USA
Lloc de naixement
Millington, Tennessee, USA
Llocs de residència
South Carolina, USA

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A little too much Dylan (though I enjoyed him) but an ultimately charming story! I can't wait for the movie version Marsai Martin's production company is working on.
 
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DestDest | Hi ha 32 ressenyes més | Nov 26, 2023 |
Lovely cover but the pacing felt off with this one. The brunt of the story is Amari faces magician prejudice worries about brother miscommunication with Elsie rinse and repeat until the end.

I was glad to learn more about Maria and VanQuish, but Jayden (Amari's friend from her neighborhood) seemed underused as well as the new character Tristian (who was very one-note). I hope to see more of Jayden in the other books.

Also, I'm not entirely against... Lara redemption. It's good for kids to know you can always make a change for the better, but I don't see how Amari is friends with her horrid former bully. I'm all for being cordial and forgiveness is good, but no way would we be besties. it's just not realistic.

I would've believed Lara's change more if I saw the seedlings in this book before fully developing and her apologizing in book 3. Felt slightly rushed but kids may think differently


Overall, very slow-moving (and at times repetitive), but I’m happy to see another Amari book. The last 25% was much more engaging than the first 75%, and the ending promises to ramp things up in the next book.

Amari and the Night Brothers Review
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DestDest | Hi ha 8 ressenyes més | Nov 26, 2023 |
Incredible read for all ages--the smoothest pacing I've ever seen. Absolute magic ✨
 
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personalbookreviews | Hi ha 32 ressenyes més | Sep 19, 2023 |
Great follow-up to the first -- I like how it's a similar mystery set-up, and once again the adults are hampered in a way that Amari is not. I do feel like the adults are bad at... being adults? Creating a reasonable and fair society? Oh, wait. That's true for a lot of places, isn't it. Anyway, I like the twists and turns, and I'm very interested to see what happens next. Good compassion demonstrated on multiple occasions, and how to navigate friendships.
 
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jennybeast | Hi ha 8 ressenyes més | Sep 12, 2023 |

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Obres
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També de
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Membres
1,029
Popularitat
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Valoració
4.1
Ressenyes
42
ISBN
56
Llengües
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Preferit
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