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Goodbye, Amanda the Good

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Amanda Bates has always played by the rules. But now that she's in junior high, Amanda is discovering that those rules have changed.
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published March 28th 2000 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
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Oct 17, 2008 rated it liked it
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Nov 03, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: teen or preteen girls
This book really rocks! It made me wish i could die my hair purple! It does have some stuff I wish they would leave out, but It was really good other than that
Maria Soares
Oct 14, 2017 rated it it was ok
I remember reading this at age 13 and thinking how much of an idiot the main character was for caring so much about fitting in!
Jan 07, 2010 rated it it was amazing
the plot i this book is Amanda is getting ready to go to a new school. And she going to be alone none of her friends from her old school is going. So it's a new school and a fresh start. She meets a girl name Fern and a boy name Slade. Her and Fern become good friends and Fern asks her to join he group. But Slade know Fern since grade school. And when he meet Amanda he knew that thats not Amanda and she shouldn't join the group. And Amanda and Slade become really great friends who have a crush ...more
Dec 09, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Jenny
Goodbye Amanda the Good is about a girl who is thirteen and her name is Amanda Bates. In the book, it doesn't say were she lives, but you can tell that she lives in a suburban area. She goes to a school called Alice Deal juinor highschool. All of a sudden, Amanda starts to change from a savvy school girl to a goth. She dresses in black every day, starts to get really bad grades, and ignors her parents all the time. While Amanda is dealing with her conflicts in her life, Amanda feels that her br ...more
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Sep 20, 2016 rated it liked it
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Apr 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Short and fairly interesting book about some of the trials of moving from the security of gradeschool and into the unknown world of being a girl in middle school. She makes some bad choices but eventually figures out just who she wants to be.
I remembered liking this book when I read it a few years ago when I myself was a teenager trying to find out just who I was in the world. Reading it again now reminds me of that time. It is a fun read, recommended for any preteen girl or middle school girl
Dayna Smith
Dec 10, 2011 rated it liked it
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. She begins to drift toward a group of "bad" kids and suddenly finds herself doing things she has never done before: smoking, skipping school, even shoplifting. Is "The Club" the right fit for Amanda? Who does she really want to be? A nice little book about coming of age and choices.
Amanda Claus
Nov 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
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 again a few months ago and I'm still in love with it. The book is pretty wonderful. I would recommend it to 3rd-6th graders, though, teenagers who like to read kid books might like this book.
Jul 18, 2009 rated it liked it
An okay book. I read it because my 11 yr old daughter picked it up at the book fair, and I wanted to see what she was reading. It falls into the "acceptable" category of subtle and not-so-subtle warnings about what happens when you hang out with "the wrong kind of people". Nothing special, but not a bad read for "actual" young adults. (This coming from an adult fan of YA fiction...)
Feb 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book, but i wish that it would have been longer because i think it ended to soon, and it didn't wrap up well.................but i absolutely LOVED it!
Feb 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Me costó mucho encontrar este libro, ya ni el nombre me acoradaba. Lo leí cuando tenia 10 años y me encantó, tendría que releerlo.
Ash R.
Nov 24, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: people who are going through a phase in life.
Recommended to Ash R. by: My Library
I already did a paper book report, in class.

I learned a lot but the one that stood out to me the most was be who you are and don't change for someone or something else!
Mar 12, 2012 rated it did not like it
Not the best book. I don't like it too much. I don't like the whole idea of the book. Horrible.
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I libri della mia adolescenza riletti dieci anni dopo.
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Also know as Susan Shreve. Received the following awards: Jenny Moore Award, George Washington University, 1978; Notable Book citation, American Library Association (ALA), 1979, for Family Secrets: Five Very Important Stories; Best Book for Young Adults citation, ALA, 1980, for The Masquerade; Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, National Council for Social Studies and the ...more
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