- Paperback: 318 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 22, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1475291973
- ISBN-13: 978-1475291971
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 66 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,696,161 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Amanda's Room Paperback – May 22, 2012
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About the Author
Much of Chuck Miceli’s professional career has been in the field of criminal and juvenile justice. He was a Training Officer at a maximum-security prison, a Resource Center Coordinator for the National Institute of Corrections, and Chief of Curriculum at the Connecticut Justice Academy. He has also been a Curriculum Specialist, a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Manager of the Connecticut Executive Management program and President of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Connecticut. His co-authored text, Fire Behind Bars, was the first book in the U.S. to deal with deadly fires in secure institutions and put him on the national stage as a speaker and consultant. He has delivered programs on criminal justice, juvenile justice, professional development and management throughout the U.S. He has consulted to educational institutions, professional associations and government organizations at the local, state and national levels and he has authored professional journal articles, government profiles and nationally distributed lesson plans. Thousands of people have participated in his program, Making the Most of Your Time, Work, and Life and his co-authored course, Public Service Excellence. He has been is a columnist for the WXedge.com weather information website and is an award-winning poet whose poems and short stories have appeared in magazines and literary journals. Chuck is past Board Chairman for Every Dollar Feeds Kids (http://www.edfk.org), which raises money to feed children in the U.S. and abroad. He is also the Editorial Committee Chairman for Voices and Visions, the literary and arts journal of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UCONN Chuck was born one of eleven siblings in the coal-mining town of Pittston, Pennsylvania. He grew up in the tough East New York section of Brooklyn, New York, and now lives in suburban Connecticut with his wife, Judith.
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I listened to the audio version on Audible.
Amanda's room centers around a group of college kids and their professor. They are studying a house, particularly a bedroom that has unique supernatural aspects. It isn't long before they discover the bedroom belonged to an infant who died, and they hurry to make the connection, if any between the events. One of the students, Katie, begins to realize that the little girl who died, Amanda, may be haunting her room and causing weird weather phenomena as a means of communication.
I liked this book a lot. This was a unique book, and anyone who knows me knows that I love finding a book that I can say "I haven't read a book like this before"! The story was very well written as were the characters.
And, living in an area where hurricanes and tornadoes are not uncommon, I enjoyed the weather aspect of the book.
I recommend this to anyone who loves a good paranormal read, especially if you like weather stories as well!
All the characters in Amanda's Room appear to be well-thought out and believable and I found it easy to be sympathetic towards them. His chapters start out with a meteorological fact, which, honestly, were sometimes a little too "scientific" for me, but it often added an interesting element to the story. It made me very aware of the weather around me as I was reading this book.
The plot is fast paced and the writing is strong and consistent. The mystery weaves itself through the years and impacts the characters in ways that compels them to push past their fears to solve it.
If you have to put the book down, it won't be long before you find yourself picking it back up again. The story lingers in your mind and you won't be satisfied until you finish it!
The characters never felt deep enough though. The start of the book spent time on the characters but nothing meaty. So a bit more thought given to the character development and less to science education would have made this a good book.
The ending was good back too abrupt.
I knew about amanda's spirit still in the room but not really about her power to control the weather.Of course it became more and more evident as I kept on reading.I paid attention to something else in the book.I realized that the explanations about the weather at the top of each chapter had something to do with the plot.I'm afraid I could never have guessed the ending..
Hi highly recommend this book.Chuck Miceli is a wonderful writer.I can't wait to read his next novel..Please,don't make us wait too long,Chuck