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Amelia Rules! #6: True Things (Adults Don't Want Kids to Know)by Jimmy Gownley
Synopses & Reviews
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. Sheand#8217;s survived being the new kid, multiple trips to the principaland#8217;s office, and even her first kiss. But it remains to be seen if sheand#8217;ll survive turning eleven! andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;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, Ameliaand#8217;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 itand#8217;s called a and#8220;crush.and#8221; Aunt Tanner would know just what to doand#8212;if she were around. But with her new album and maybe a new boyfriend, she doesnand#8217;t seem to have time for Amelia anymore. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;There are some tough lessons to learn when youand#8217;re eleven, and things may not always turn out as planned. But who says that has to be a bad thing?
"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.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
In the sixth volume of Amelia Rules!, Amelia helps Aunt Tanner revive her music career—and pays the price for doing so, Rhonda comes to terms with her newfound popularity, and Reggie discovers that you can’t stay a kid forever. And if that weren’t enough, Amelia finds out how a crush can truly be crushing. While Amelia learns about love the hard way, she discovers a number of true things (adults don’t want kids to know)—but, as always, with a generous dose of Gownley humor!
About the Author
andlt;Bandgt;Jimmy Gownley andlt;/Bandgt;began writing and drawing comics at the age of fifteen. He is an advocate for kidsand#8217; 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.andlt;Bandgt;Jimmy Gownley andlt;/Bandgt;began writing and drawing comics at the age of fifteen. He is an advocate for kidsand#8217; 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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