Genre: Realistic Fiction
AMBER APPLETON lives in a bus. Ever since her mom's boyfriend kicked them out, Amber, her mom, and her totally loyal dog, Bobby Big Boy (aka Thrice B), have been camped out in the back of Hello Yellow (the school bus her mom drives). Still Amber, the self-proclaimed princess of hope and girl of unyielding optimism, refuses to sweat the bad stuff. But when a fatal tragedy threatens Amber's optimism-and her way of life-can Amber continue to be the rock star of hope?
I love this book because it sends a beautiful message (that you get to decide on) without being sappy/corny. I was so indulged with this book that I didn't put it down, and just kept reading.
The characters in this story weren't 2-Dimensional which made it score even more points. The characters were "all good". There were times when Amber pissed you off because of her stubbornness and there were times when she was a nice person (which is most of the book).
I loved having Amber as a main character. Through the beginning of the book she went around helping people; leaving her mark on them. She was such a good person. But then tragedy struck her life causing her to loose hope and shut everyone out. She snapped at people she cared about and refused to see anyone. Soon Amber snaps out of it, picks herself and moves on.
At first I was confused about the title but then I understood it.
Dislikes: Nothing really.