Forever Amber Brown

Forever Amber Brown

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by Paula Danziger
     
 

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Amber Brown wants a room makeover, not another life makeover.

She's used to changes--finding a new best friend, Brandi...having her old best friend, Justin, move to Alabama...dealing with her parents' divorce...seeing her father move to Paris.

She's even getting used to her mom's boyfriend, Max. The only change that she wants now is to redo her bedroom.… See more details below

Overview

Amber Brown wants a room makeover, not another life makeover.

She's used to changes--finding a new best friend, Brandi...having her old best friend, Justin, move to Alabama...dealing with her parents' divorce...seeing her father move to Paris.

She's even getting used to her mom's boyfriend, Max. The only change that she wants now is to redo her bedroom.

Then Max asks her mom to marry him. If she says yes, they might have to move. And if she says no, Max may leave.

Amber's mom is confused.

Amber is confused.

Next thing Amber knows, she and her mom are on a plane to Alabama. It's time to make some decisions...and it's time to see Justin.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Amber is upset when her mother's boyfriend proposes marriage and her best friend moves to another town. On top of everything, it's time for school pictures and Amber always hates hers. Ages 7-10. (Sept.)
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Picking up where the last story ended, Amber's Mom is in a dilemma. Max has proposed and she isn't sure that she is ready to pack up and move. Amber isn't too sure either. They head off to Alabama to see Justin and his family, so they can talk things over. Will Justin and Amber still get along, will Mom marry Max. It isn't decided until the very end. Young girls in the third and fourth grade will understand, laugh with and sympathize with Amber Brown.
School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-In previous books in this popular series, Amber has seen her parents divorce and her father and best friend, Justin Daniels, move far away. Now she is firmly established in the fourth grade with a new best friend and a growing fondness for her mom's boyfriend, Max. Just for a while, Amber would like nothing more to change so that she can concentrate on the business of growing up. Then Max throws them all into a tizzy by asking her mother to marry him. Suddenly, they make an unplanned trip to Alabama to see the Daniels family so that Amber's mom can think things through. There, Justin helps Amber realize that change is a part of living. Through all the chaos, irrepressible Amber, buoyed by her loving relationship with her mother as well as her lively imagination and wonderful sense of humor, develops a growing understanding of herself and the people around her. Danziger's characterizations ring true. Her light handling of a difficult subject faced by so many youngsters will once again find a ready audience. In addition, readers ready to venture beyond beginning chapter books will find the undemanding format welcoming. The simple sentence structure, large print, and pen-and-ink sketches make it possible for them to relax and enjoy as Amber gradually realizes that no matter what changes occur she will remain Forever Amber Brown.-Maggie McEwen, Coffin Elementary School, Brunswick, ME

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101660621
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
11/13/2008
Series:
Amber Brown Series
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
668,683
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
7 - 11 Years

Read an Excerpt

Life is very strange sometimes.

One minute I'm in Elementary Extension, waiting for my mother to pick me up and take me home...home to dinner...home to homework.

And the next minute, I'm on a plane on my way to Alabama where I'm going to see my old best friend, Justin Daniels.

I can't believe that the woman sitting next to me is my very own mother.

She looks like my mother.

She sounds like my mother.

I wonder if all mothers get this weird when someone asks them to marry him.

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