True Things (Adults Don't Want Kids to Know)
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True Things (Adults Don't Want Kids to Know)

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by Jimmy Gownley
     
 

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Meet Amelia Louise McBride. She was forced to move out of Manhattan after her parents decided to get divorced, and is now living in a small town. She’s survived being the new kid, multiple trips to the principal’s office, and even her first kiss. But it remains to be seen if she’ll survive turning eleven!

The sixth volume starts with a bang:

Overview

Meet Amelia Louise McBride. She was forced to move out of Manhattan after her parents decided to get divorced, and is now living in a small town. She’s survived being the new kid, multiple trips to the principal’s office, and even her first kiss. But it remains to be seen if she’ll survive turning eleven!

The sixth volume starts with a bang: a huge birthday party featuring surprise guests and a special song from Aunt Tanner! It all seems too good to be true, until it turns out . . . it is. Suddenly, Amelia’s friends are fighting all the time. She gets the worst report card of her life. And when she finally musters the guts to tell a certain boy how she feels about him, she brutally learns why it’s called a “crush.” Aunt Tanner would know just what to do—if she were around. But with her new album and maybe a new boyfriend, she doesn’t seem to have time for Amelia anymore.

There are some tough lessons to learn when you’re eleven, and things may not always turn out as planned. But who says that has to be a bad thing?

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Gownley’s clear line drawings have plenty of character expression and humor in this seventh series installment—the fight scenes jump off the page with bold lettering and facial expressions. Readers will easily identify with Amelia and her growing pains." —Publishers Weekly
Kirkus Reviews

The irresistibly plucky Amelia Louise McBride is back for her sixth adventure, dealing with more of preteendom's tricky trials and tribulations as she celebrates her 11th birthday. Her party is a smashing success and includes a special performance from Aunt Tanner and a book from her crush, Kyle. With everything going so right, things are bound to take a turn, and, predictably, they do: Kyle brings another girl to Aunt Tanner's concert, Aunt Tanner and Amelia's mom get into a huge fight and, in trying to help Aunt Tanner find what she's looking for, Amelia may have inadvertently lost her. Sassy, spunky Amelia handles these situations the way most 11-year-old girls would, with a lot of heart and a few rib-tickling diatribes sprinkled on top. Gownley is a master at tackling serious issues with a confident, accurate pen, making endearing and engaging what could easily slip into saccharine didacticism. An utterly charming addition to this wonderfully fizzy series, this installment proves that Amelia truly does rule! (Graphic fiction. 9-12)

Publishers Weekly
Amelia is turning 11 years old and is in for a big surprise at her birthday party, which she is dreading. Famous singer/songwriter Aunt Tanner, who hasn’t written a song in over a year, writes and sings a song for Amelia at the party. But later, Tanner fills in for Amelia’s mom as a school speaker and creates a buzz among classmates--and she even asks a teacher out on a date, which causes a huge row between Tanner and Amelia’s mother. The fight takes Amelia back to when her parents were divorcing and sets off some bad behavior by Amelia, including an embarrassing scene at the mall. Amelia finds a way to express herself in a positive manner through her journal writing assignment for English class, shown through prose. Gownley’s clear line drawings have plenty of character expression and humor in this seventh series installment--the fight scenes jump off the page with bold lettering and facial expressions. Readers will easily identify with Amelia and her growing pains. Ages 7-12. (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416986119
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
10/19/2010
Series:
Amelia Rules! Series
Edition description:
Repackage
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
GN420L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Jimmy Gownley began writing and drawing comics at the age of fifteen. He is an advocate for kids’ comics, having co-founded the organization Kids Love Comics, which works to promote comic books and graphic novels as a valuable tool for literacy and education in schools, libraries, and at home. He lives with his wife Karen and their twin daughters, Stella and Anna, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Jimmy Gownley began writing and drawing comics at the age of fifteen. He is an advocate for kids’ comics, having co-founded the organization Kids Love Comics, which works to promote comic books and graphic novels as a valuable tool for literacy and education in schools, libraries, and at home. He lives with his wife Karen and their twin daughters, Stella and Anna, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
best book ever. i love it i sleep with it because i get good dreams with it and it's like my little baby