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moms choice awardsPRPP is pleased to announce that ‘Captain Fin’ has been awarded the 2019 Mom’s Choice Awards.

Captain Fin is a work of young adult fiction penned by author Amanda M. Thrasher and adapted from a screenplay by Kevin James O’Neill

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READERS’ FAVORITE INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS – IN RECOGNITION OF EXCELLENCE IN WRITING 

Readers’ Favorite recognizes “Captain Fin” by Amanda M. Thrasher in its annual international book award contest, currently available at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1950560015.

The Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Contest featured thousands of contestants from over a dozen countries, ranging from new independent authors to NYT best-sellers and celebrities.

Readers’ Favorite is one of the largest book review and award contest sites on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins, and have received the “Best Websites for Authors” and “Honoring Excellence” awards from the Association of Independent Authors. They are also fully accredited by the BBB (A+ rating), which is a rarity among Book Review and Book Award Contest companies.

We receive thousands of entries from all over the world. Because of these large submission numbers, we are able to break down our contest into 140+ genres, and each genre is judged separately, ensuring that books only compete against books of their same genre for a fairer and more accurate competition. We receive submissions from independent authors, small publishers, and publishing giants such as Random House, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster, with contestants that range from the first-time, self-published author to New York Times bestsellers like J.A. Jance, James Rollins, and #1 best-selling author Daniel Silva, as well as celebrity authors like Jim Carrey (Bruce Almighty), Henry Winkler (Happy Days), and Eriq La Salle (E.R., Coming to America).

“When the right books are picked as winners we pay attention. We will be spreading the word about Readers’ Favorite.” –Karen A., Editor for Penguin Random House

Readers’ Favorite is proud to announce that “Captain Fin” by Amanda M. Thrasher won the Gold Medal in the Young Adult – Coming of Age category.

You can learn more about Amanda M. Thrasher and “Captain Fin” at https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/captain-fin where you can read reviews and the author’s biography, as well as connect with the author directly or through their website and social media pages.

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Author’s new book CAPTAIN FIN receives a warm literary welcome.

Readers’ Favorite announces the review of the Young Adult – Social Issues book “Captain Fin” by Amanda M. Thrasher, currently available at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1950560015.
Readers’ Favorite is one of the largest book review and award contest sites on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins, and have received the “Best Websites for Authors” and “Honoring Excellence” awards from the Association of Independent Authors. They are also fully accredited by the BBB (A+ rating), which is a rarity among Book Review and Book Award Contest companies.
 
“Reviewed By K.C. Finn for Readers’ Favorite
Captain Fin is a work of young adult fiction penned by author Amanda M. Thrasher and adapted from a screenplay by Kevin James O’Neill. In this tale, we find our hero Hannah Gunner in a state of turmoil regarding the secrets unveiled about her life. Hannah doesn’t really know the full particulars of who she is, and so she forms a trio of inquirers with her boyfriend Cash and best friend Lindsay to discover the truth about herself. She must distinguish between memories and dreams to uncover reality, coming face to face with the ghosts of her past and the elusive Captain that haunts her still.

This is a fascinating tale that certainly has much to offer its young adult readers, with likeable lead characters, hidden treasure and secrets, as well as important social issues about growing up, learning who you really are and having that sense of self-put to the test by the information and people you face in the wider world. Hannah is an endearing lead character whom author Amanda M. Thrasher makes very likable and relatable, and I enjoyed the unreliability of the memories and secrets she has to deal with. This enhances the overall plot with plenty of twists and suspense, making it all the more exciting when moments of real truth do emerge for us to put the pieces of Hannah’s life together. Overall, Captain Fin is a strong work of teen identity, adventure, mystery and plenty of hi-jinks to keep its readers entertained.”
 
You can learn more about Amanda M. Thrasher and “Captain Fin” at https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/captain-fin where you can read reviews and the author’s biography, as well as connect with the author directly or through their website and social media pages.

 

 

 

 

 

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2017 International Book Awards for The Greenlee Project Review

 

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  • Congratulations Amanda Thrasher! “The Greenlee Project” is a 2017 Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal Winner in the Young Adult – Social Issues genre! 
Readers’ Favorite announces the review of the Young Adult – Social Issues book “The Greenlee Project” by Amanda Thrasher, currently available at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1940834015. Readers’ Favorite is one of the largest book review and award contest sites on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins, and have received the “Best Websites for Authors” and “Honoring Excellence” awards from the Association of Independent Authors. They are also fully accredited by the BBB (A+ rating), which is a rarity among Book Review and Book Award Contest companies.
 
“Reviewed By Stephen Fisher for Readers’ Favorite
The Greenlee Project by Amanda thrasher is a brilliantly written story about a selected few students who are considered to be the B.P. (Beautiful People) who truly believe that it is they who run the high school that they attend in today’s electronic society. The story begins with Greenlee Granger, a fourteen-year-old girl who is going through a huge social dilemma at school. After her father drops her off at school, instead of going inside, she decides to take a long ride on a public bus. Time doesn’t seem to exist until she finally gets let off, God knows where, in a town 20 miles away. She finally gets back to reality and calls her father to pick her up.

From here the story unfolds as you get to know her circle of friends and social status, as well as the cute new boy that just transferred to her school. Clay joins the football team because he was the star quarterback where he came from. Now he has to prove himself and make the team. When it comes time for him to be initiated, he is allowed to decide the ritual, and sets out to make it a memorable one, so he proposes “The Greenlee Project.” The only people that can know about the initiation are his new team mates. That is until queen bee, Laurel, sets her sights on Clay as well.

Amanda Thrasher does a superb job of describing the intense situations that arise when the elite crowd’s attention is threatened by those that they feel are beneath them. Ms. Thrasher also delivers the pressures that the B.P. experience to maintain their status quo. All of her characters are well developed and, by the end of this powerful story, Amanda adds some unexpected surprises that really put a twist in the outcome. The Greenlee Project is an eye opening, powerfully written book that I highly recommend for teenagers, faculty, and parents. Well done!”
You can learn more about Amanda Thrasher and “The Greenlee Project” at https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/the-greenlee-project where you can read reviews and the author’s biography, as well as connect with the author directly or through their website and social media pages.
 
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Bitter Betrayal is an Official Winner in the Young Adult General Fiction category of the 2017 Summer eBook New Apple Literary Awards!


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