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The Amanda Project: Book 1: invisible I (The Amanda Project #1)

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Amanda Valentino changed everything.

Callie Leary has exactly one thing, and one thing only, in common with Nia Rivera and Hal Bennett: They were each chosen by Amanda to be her guide. When Amanda arrived at Endeavor High, she told Callie she moves around a lot and always picks one person to help her navigate the choppy waters of a new school. Why did Amanda lie?

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Published September 22nd 2009 by HarperTeen
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Booksbeforework May be a bit too late, i've read it a long time ago but I was like 10 when I read this and I would remember if only there was inappropriate things in…moreMay be a bit too late, i've read it a long time ago but I was like 10 when I read this and I would remember if only there was inappropriate things in it. (less)
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Jake Rideout
I was a little dubious about this at first. It sounded an awful lot like Paper Towns by John Green: girl commits wild act of vandalism, girl disappears, friends don't know what happened to girl and have to follow clues to find her. Beyond these basic plot points, though, Invisible i is nothing like Paper Towns. For a start, the main character, Callie, is a "mean girl" type who is hiding all the abnormal things about herself in order to fit in with the popular crowd. When her secret friend Amanda ...more
I found myself at the bookstore yesterday looking for a good stand-alone book to read. I found this one. I liked the cover and the plot intrigued me, so I bought it.

By the first page, I was already irked. One of my pet-peeves is designer label dropping. Urg. I just can't explain how much this annoys me. Let me tell you, there was plenty of label dropping. 'She opened her COACH bag', etc. oh, and 'she watched a REESE WITHERSPOON movie'. Current pop-culture references irk me too.. haha

That was jus
Amanda N.
I think working at a library has reverted me back to a teenager because it seems that all I enjoy reading now are YA novels and self-help or memoirs. Anyway...

The Amanda Project is pretty cool. In all honesty, I really only picked it up because I saw that the title had my name in it. Whatever, I'm narcissistic.

I expected it to be a light and fluffy read. And it was - I finished it pretty quickly. The writing was clear and concise. It was definitely from a teenage girl perspective. But I was sur
Rene Kirkpatrick
I have to tell you that I really wasn't expecting to like this as much as I did! A girl moves into town and starts at a new school. She makes a friend. Or two, or three. and then she disappears. All three of the people she makes friends with are certain they are her ONLY friend. When she disappears, the principal calls them all in to the office to find out what they know- Of course, they don't know why the others are in the office. It doesn't take too long for them to begin to get suspicious and ...more
What a quirky little book this is! I had great fun reading it. It even has its own website – yeah it’s aimed at teenagers but I still had a blast reading it.

Invisible I is the first book in The Amanda Project series. It starts with three pupils – Callie, Hal and Nia who are all in the same grade but have nothing in common – being summoned to the Principals office and accused of knowing where Amanda Valentino has disappeared to. They all claim ignorance to even knowing Amanda but it turns out tha
Amanda Valentino is a freak. Everyone in the ninth grade knows it and her clothes, wigs, temporary tattoos, and even her school grades prove it. Amanda is the new girl at Endeavor High, who just happened to arrive on Halloween. No one wants to be seen with her, especially Callie, one of the popular I-girls. She doesn’t want to admit that she has a friendship with Amanda but when Amanda disappears and leaves clues behind for her, that’s a hard thing to keep secret. When Callie finds out two other ...more
I picked up this book because I thought it was the newest book by one of my more beloved authors, Melissa Kantor, and was really surprised when the book cover credited Stella Lennon. So I thought, "Did I pick up the wrong book? And who the heck is Stella Lennon?" After much Googling, I realized that Stella Lennon was just an alias. Kantor actually DID write this book; it's just that the Amanda Project is a series, and the next two books are written by different authors that they all decided to j ...more
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Okuldayken telefondan girdiğim için yorum yapamadım geç oldu kusura bakmayın :)

Amanda gittiği okulda birbirinden habersiz 3 kişiyle arkadaş olup onların hayatını yoluna sokar ve ansızın ortadan kaybolur.. Ve Amanda giderken bir takım işler çevirir olaylarda bu 3 kişinin başına yıkılır.. Ve birarada düşünemeyeceğiniz bu tipler birlik olup Amanda'nın bıraktığı ipuçlarını kullanarak aramaya koyulurlar.. Kitabı sevmedim ama ben.. Artık okul içinde geçen havalı, ezik tipli öğrencilerin sürtüşmesinden
Citation: Kantor, M. (2009). Invisible I. New York: HarperTeen.
Age: 13+
Format: Book and website
Genre: Mystery
This is a cross-platform story which was developed as a marketing premise by all appearances. There is a series of books about a character who goes missing but the story is left unresolved so that young girls will contribute their own stories, poems and songs about what they thing happened to the character on the online site. If they purchase anything from it, then all the better.
The st
Paula  Phillips
Years ago, I discovered this series when it was first released and loved the whole idea of a book/ internet website type series - and I read the Book #1 and loved it, then the other day I was doing the new books at the library and Book #1 came through with a new updated cover and Book #2 and I thought I should give this series a re-read and I loved it even more the second time around. The Amanda Project features three students, none who are friends with each oth ...more
This book looked really interesting and I thought it would be a fun read. Well I thought wrong.

The plot is so sporadic that it doesn't make much sense. Finding out what happens to Amanda first has to do with her life, then Callie's parents, then Bea, then Heidi, then back to Amanda's life. It doesn't make much sense. Plus, there wasn't a lot of action. The story felt pretty dull.

The characters were by far the worst part of the story though.
Callie- the protagonist/ MC
I quit reading this because it's book 1 of 8, but the whole back cover is a breathless discussion of how readers can log onto the book's website and discuss where they think Amanda might be, and how they can influence the arc and their ideas might make it into later books! What this says to me is: I don't know what the fuck my plan is for the 7 books I have left to write. And if you don't know what your plan is, why should I invest my time? THAT'S WHAT I THOUGHT.
It was pretty interesting, but it kept repeating some of the same lines over and over again to where it was noticable , but not annoying. I think that it's one of thos books you breeze through without remembering anyithing o.O
Clare Cannon
Easy to swallow and yet surprisingly substantial contemporary fiction for teens, the first book of The Amanda Project is Mean Girls with a dash of mystery. Callie is part of the popular group and sort-of girlfriend to the gorgeous Lee, but she's also a secret friend of Amanda Valentino who disappears just before this book begins. Amanda's disappearance has far-reaching consequences for Callie: dubious friendships are called into question, peer-judgements are reconsidered, and even life-values ar ...more
Decir que aunque sabía por la sinopsis que el libro era de misterio, no podía llegar a pensar que la cosa fuera para tanto. Me ha impresionado muy gratamente.
Está escrito en primera y tercera persona, desde el punto de vista de Callie, una de las tres protagonistas y a una de las personas a las que Amanda cambia su vida.
La portada es preciosa, me encanta. Y las de su segunda y tercera parte son del estilo, preciosas. Por dentro casa uno es de un color, este en concreto es rosa fosforescente, de
Morgan F
High school freshman, Callie, is a member of the exclusive I-Girls, the most popular girls in the grade, but they are not her only friends. Callie was also secretly friends with the mysterious and eccentric Amanda Valentino, whom Callie felt she could be herself around. But then one day Callie is called down to the Vice Principals' office to be questioned about Amanda's whereabouts after the VP's car was vandalized. Callie, and two other freshmen, Nia and Hal, are being accused of keeping secret ...more
I found this book at a Borders going out of business sale and it was only .40 cents so that is why I decided to buy it. The book centers around Callie, a popular young girl who is shocked one day when she finds out her mysterious yet awesome friend Amanda Valentino is missing. She is even more shocked when she finds out that two other kids, who are not on her level of popular, were also best friends with Amanda. So despite their differences their love of Amanda and the changes she brought to the ...more
So, when I read the about of this book I thought it sounded pretty decent. But I will say that I was disappointed. I really was not a fan of Callie. She had no backbone, which would be O.K., if she wasn't Hedi's pawn for 75% of the book. I really wanted to like Hal, but I just couldn't because as soon as I did, he said something weird and mystical again and I began to get annoyed. I didn't really like Amanda because she was a friend that they all had that lied to all of them about her whole life ...more
Robyn Hawk
I gave this book four stars because that is my honest opinion of the book The Amanda Project: Book 1: invisible I.

It reads easily and rings true for it's depiction of high school and teen cliques. I remember being the creative, quirky, artistic "new girl" and so much of this book prompts flash backs of my high school days.

What I found interesting in The Amanda Project: Book 1: invisible I, the first of a series of eight books, is the way it looks at Amanda from the viewpoints of three different
Summary from the book: When enigmatic high schooler Amanda Valentino disappears, her friends vow to find her, but...they realize they thought they knew about her was false. At the website, readers can write stories, post art, share theories about Amanda, design and buy clothing and accessories.

And therein lies the rub. When I first started reading the story, I was intrigued by the mystery, not only who is Amanda, but what happened to Callie's mother, why was Bea so important and what was going o
I read this book for a class in Technology and youth librarianship. The book has a tie-in website, which is incorporated in the text of the book where readers can write characters and vignettes that could be incorporated into books later in the series, and participate in other story aspects. The website and collaborative creation is very cool, well done, and interesting in a lot of ways, but I have the feeling that without the nifty "new media" hook this book wouldn't have been published. it's p ...more
There was a lot of potential for The Amanda Project but it just didn’t come together. I was intrigued by the plot and some of the plot points the story introduced, but there was a lot of stuff that kept it from being anything remarkable. The first major thing was the writing; it was very passive and there was a whole lot of telling and not showing. Whenever the main character Callie reacted to something, she would describe it as such: “What he just said made my stomach turn and I felt sick and n ...more
This is obviously the start to a new series and I would say that, given the content and the ages of the teens, this book might appeal to your average female middle school student. I believe that high school students might find it a bit too juvenile. Definitely doesn't contain any inappropriate content and isn't edgy in any way.

The mystery: where is Amanda? In fact -- WHO is Amanda? Seems that these three new high school freshmen have each met a different "Amanda" and now she has disappeared. No
A completely new and original series that will make the readers cry out for more.

I really liked this book because of its creative idea and having it be interactive to the readers appeals to me.

The plot is quite interesting because I like mysteries. I found it intriguing because the fact that Amanda was able to spin various stories to three to four differnt people without any one of them finding out is quite appealing and yet confusing. I mean, how could none of them realize anything?

The characte
Amanda Valentino is not your typical high school student. She’s mysterious and eccentric, and on top of her “I don’t give a damn what you think” attitude, she’s also the new girl at Endeavor High School. And as anyone who’s ever been a freshman at a new high school or a “new kid” in any grade knows it’s never easy. Although Amanda makes it seem not only easy, but also fun if you can imagine that.

Our narrator, Callie, is part of the “I girls” which consist of your typical, yet true to life “mean
Product Description

Amanda Valentino changed everything.

Callie Leary has exactly one thing, and one thing only, in common with Nia Rivera and Hal Bennett: They were each chosen by Amanda to be her guide. When Amanda arrived at Endeavor High, she told Callie she moves around a lot and always picks one person to help her navigate the choppy waters of a new school. Why did Amanda lie?

Following a course that they suspect Amanda deliberately plotted, Callie, Nia, and Hal piece together some cryptic cl
Here was another book that I wasn't sure what I'd be getting into once I cracked the cover but I can tell you right now, I'm so glad I did.

I've said it before and I'll say it again: I don't normally (nor purposely) read mysteries. I just tend to not gravitate towards them in a bookstore or wherever. This happened to be another BEA grab that I made so I was just blindly grabbing. From the blurb, if this were on a shelf, I probably wouldn't have given it a second chance. Boy would that have been m
Eliora Vespera

"'My own person,' I said quietly. 'I'd like to be my own person.'"

Simply intriguing and sophisticated, Invisible I is the first book of the Amanda Project! Although it is written by "Stella Lennon," it is an alias that which a group of authors will use. Melissa Kantor is the author of Invisible I.

The narrator in the book is Callie. Callie is one of the I-girls (which is a group of 4 girls with their name ends in 'i'; Traci, Kelli, Heidi, Calli(e)) and she met an
Callista Leary is a member of the popular clique at Endeavor High, the I-girls. However, she’s also secretly the friend and guide to eccentric new girl Amanda Valentino. When Amanda doesn’t show up for school, Callie finds herself called to the Vice Principal’s office along with Nia and Hal, two students outside her social stratum. It seems that Amanda has disappeared, leaving a bold statement behind linking the three students together. It seems Callie was not Amanda’s only guide, and the three ...more
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Callie es la narradora de este libro. Pertenece al grupo de las 'Chicas I', un grupo de pijas superficiales chicas populares que tienen en común la 'i' en su nombre y la popularidad de la que gozan, claro está. Esas son sus 'amigas', y ella es feliz. O todo lo feliz que se puede ser teniendo los problemas que nuestra pobre protagonista tiene y esconde. Amante de las estrellas, como su madre, y dándosele bien las matemáticas, se hace amiga de la chica nueva, Amanda. Algo extravagante, sí, pero en ...more
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