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Amy Moves In (Amy and Laura #1)

3.76 of 5 stars 3.76  ·  rating details  ·  116 ratings  ·  7 reviews
The first in a series of highly praised books about a poor, Jewish family living in the Bronx in the 1940’s. Amy moves into a new neighborhood, and learns to choose the right kind of friends, and the consequences of lying.
Published August 1970 by Scholastic Book Services (first published 1965)
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I enjoyed this, but I am reading the trilogy in order. Most folks start with LAURA'S LUCK which is the middle one. Amy is a young girl dealing with lots of changes in her life. She reacts realistically which means she is sometimes annoying, she lies, and she wants to keep her friends even if they aren't the greatest of friends. I think the reality portrayed in this book hits too close to home for many readers. They would rather forget they ever acted like Amy and so I think she leaves a bad tast ...more
Amy Flink
I read this as a kid and I enjoyed it, it is by far one of my favorite books by one of my favorite authors. The story supposedly takes place in the 1940's but things such as kids haven't changed all that much! It really focuses in on the lives of young kids; It talks about an ordinary closeknit family; Mama, Daddy, and their two girls Laura (oldest) and Amy (youngest). The fact that they are poor, Jewish and living in a different time period and a different area from where I grew up (them in the ...more
I was always very fond of this one. Picked up at a school fete when I was seven or so. I liked how a time period was never specifically mentioned in the books, so it just had that general 'a little old-fashioned' feel. An interesting slice of life to read about, although the adults were, on the whole, not very likeable.
This was an absolutely adorable book that showed what it was like to be a city girl in the early '60's. It describes the childhood we all wished we had and gives a glimpse of what life was like when this was still America. Cute!
Very little plot and a heroine that I just didn't care for. I'm all about "day in the life of a child" stories, but this one just didn't do it for me. At all.
Apparently this is part of a fairly popular series that I've never heard of before. The book was good, perhaps it hasn't aged well.
Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
This was one of my favorite series when I was growing up. I still treasure these books today.
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