The Secret Life of Amanda K. Woods
Eleven-year-old Amanda Woods is discovering that the person other people think she is and the person she really is are not the same.
- Paperback | 201 pages
- 126 x 196 x 16mm | 158.76g
- 01 Oct 1999
- Puffin Books
- New York, NY, United States
"Cameron displays a virtuoso gift for precision, telling observations, and creative but unforced imagery. . . . Her negotiation of the delicate nuances of the myriad relationships between people will open the eyes of many readers attempting to do the same".-- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review
Back cover copy
There are some things in your life you can't change -- and others you can.Amanda Woods is discovering that the person other people think she is and the person she really is are not the same. She doesn't want to be like her demanding mother or her perfect older sister, and, even though she feels close to her father, she doesn't want to be like him, either. But she has to start somewhere. So she changes her name from bland Amanda Woods to Amanda K. Woods -- someone who is proud and strong and sure of herself. And that change sets off a chain reaction, leaving Amanda -- and the whole Woods family -- entirely different.
About Ann Cameron
Ann Cameron was born in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. She earned a BA with honors from Radcliffe College in Massachusetts in 1965, where she studied poetry with Robert Lowell and R. S. Fitzgerald. She earned a master's degree at the Iowa Writers' Workshop in 1974. Today, Cameron is the bestselling author of many popular books for children, including The Stories Julian Tells, More Stories Julian Tells, The Stories Huey Tells, and More Stories Huey Tells.