What is paradise for a fourteen-year-old boy? For Conrad it's definitely not dusty Los Angeles, where he's stuck living with his mother and his cheeky little sisters. Paradise is the forest where his dad still lives, by the water where everything is beautiful, where he belongs.
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* IndieReader Discovery Awards 2019: Winner of Best First Book (fiction)
* Eric Hoffer Book Awards 2019: Finalist, General Fiction
* Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2019: Finalist in two categories - Fiction (over 80,000 words) and First Novel (over 90,000 words)
"Year of the Amphibian is a timeless, beautifully written coming-of-age story about transformation and self-acceptance." - IndieReader (5/5 stars)
"This coming-of-age story will strike home for many readers. It's one that a lot of people can relate to, as it dives into the innocence of childhood and the struggle of trying to grow up in the modern world" - The US Review of Books