Goodbye, Amanda the Good

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Random House Children's Books, Apr 1, 2002 - Juvenile Fiction - 144 pages
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She dyes her hair purple, wears black clothing, and calls herself Cheetah. Can this really be the girl known to her family as Amanda the Good? Not anymore!
Sometime between sixth grade and junior high, Amanda Bates woke up and discovered she'd become an entirely different person. Her old clothes felt wrong, her old friends felt wrong, and her family definitely felt wrong. When Amanda attracts the attention of a ninth-grade boy with a criminal record, a whole new group of troublemaking friends seems to follow. But is the new Amanda bad enough to make it in the girls' Club? Or will her old self win out?

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User Review  - Dayna Smith - Goodreads

Amanda has just started middle school. She feels she is changing and doesn't know herself anymore. She doesn't want to be the smart girl she has always been, but doesn't know who she does want to be ... Read full review

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User Review  - Amanda Claus - Goodreads

I bought this book when I was in 3rd grade at a book fair, only because it had my name on it. But when I read it, I ended up loving it. I read it again in middle school, still loved it. I just read it ... Read full review


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Susan Shreve is the author of several acclaimed books for young adults and children, including three books about Amanda’s younger brother—Joshua T. Bates.

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