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Can One Girl Change the World for Animals?

When Amanda Cotter is dragged to Australia, away from her best friend and her dog, she thinks things can’t get much worse.

Well, that’s until she finds herself hiding in a caged egg farm after her first day at Woollybutt High.

As she looks into the eyes of a trapped hen, Amanda realises that if she gets out of here, nothing will be t
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Published February 1st 2017 (first published November 30th 2016)
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NormaCenva
As a vegan this book sounds amazing to me, I guess I just found a perfect present for my vegan friends who are raising a lovely girl. Will try and go see if it is available for purchase yet, and if not, - when - excited! - Update: It just came through today and I read it in one breath. It was so exciting to read a story of activism! It was relatable, interesting and well written. My copy is already on the way across the country to a lovely Vegan home, to give my friend's children some much neede ...more
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Jan 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
AMANDA THE TEEN ACTIVIST is a sweet, big-hearted YA novel. Set in Australia, the book follows 13-year old Amanda, who accidentally discovers the source of the nasty smell permeating the area around her school--a massive, factory-style egg farm. Amanda finds herself in deeper conflict as she is caught between compassion for the hens, trouble with her father and other authority figures, and the fact that her new friend at school is the daughter of the egg farm's owner.

While the book shares plot e
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Marie Schaeller
Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Amanda the Teen Activist follows the fiery haired heroine on her quest to free an injustice that she feels fiercely about. Amanda wants to make a difference whenever she sees suffering of any kind. I liked how the story unfolds and there are many great supporting characters as well. Jimmy Bolt, Nell, Dr. Flo, Lilly, Freya, and more really made this story interesting.

"Empathy is what you need to encourage others. Think about those who don't give a toss. What can you do to help them experience wha
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Cute read that explains in a kid-friendly way about factory farming and what you can do about it. Even one person can make a difference :)
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Recommends it for: vegans, animal lovers, vegetarians, teenagers, kids
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