Dulles, Virginia (PressExposure) June 19, 2013 -- The jury is out! Curiosity Quills is pleased to announce the release and reviews of Amy Spitzley's, "Scrapbook of My Revolution". This young adult science fiction is Amy's first published novel, and was released in print and e-book March 19th, 2013. While the book is formatted in a scrapbook style, this book is anything but juvenile, addressing issues of racism, bullying, and oppression. The novel has now been available for two months, and has received several compliments from readers and reviewers about the candid yet light manner in which the author broaches these topics, and makes several inferences into our own acceptance of culture and society. Reviewer Adrian Schueneman states, "The story deals with issues of racism, acceptance, and coming to terms with being different. It deals sensitively with the issue of bullying which is so prevalent in our society. I highly recommend this, but especially to young adult readers".
The story unfolds with two distinct races: those of the Malian, a gold-skinned people with the ability to read others' emotions, and the regulars, those who have no abilities and are not gold-skinned. With the ability to sense emotions, Amy allows her character to dig in and address emotions and discrimination on a face-value level, and the perspectives of all involved in the storyline.
The novel follows an effort to change the opinion of society as a whole, something that is not easily done, but is all too familiar to our past. The book thus becomes relatable on levels than many sci-fi novels struggle to reach, making Scrapbook for my Revolution really shine in comparison, and earning gold stars for the gold-skinned protagonist.
We hope to see a sequel from Amy in the future, if for nothing else than to appease the demands of her readers. You can find links to all book format options on the Scrapbook for my Revolution page on Curiosity Quills website, along with more about Amy and other great novels published by them.