Goodbye, Amanda the Good

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Random House Children's Books, 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  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

PLB 0-679-99241-3 In Shreve's funny version of a junior high identity crisis, a good girl goes bad, but redeems herself before any real crimes have been committed. When Amanda gets to junior high, she ... 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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