Kate's Reviews > Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart

Amelia Lost by Candace Fleming
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Nov 30, 2011

it was amazing
Read in November, 2011

This may be one of my favorite nonfiction titles of all time - I loved the chapters that alternated back and forth between the search for the missing Amelia Earhart and the life that led her to that last voyage. This is narrative nonfiction at its very best...suspenseful, even though you know full well how it all ends. One more thing I love about Candace Fleming's research and writing is the way she paints a hero as a real human being, imperfections and all, and while this biography most certainly captures the daring and bravery of one of America's favorite female adventurers, it also shines a light on her role as a self-promoter and marketer, and on her flaws...including those that might have contributed to her disappearance. Fascinating and compelling, this is simply a story you won't want to miss.
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