Amandine by Adele Griffin

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Delia’s new friend is not what she seems
Each day of Delia’s first week of high school, her parents ask her the same question: Did you make any friends today? Finally, the answer is yes. Her name is Amandine, and she is the most exciting person in town. An artist, a dancer, and a teller of tall tales, she has enough charm to make Delia forget her loneliness. Like Delia, Amandine is an outsider—a city girl with too much personality for a small town.. Delia notices something strange about her friend from the start. Everything she says is a little bit too wild to be true. When the exaggerations get more serious, Delia finds it’s too late to escape. Amandine has chosen Delia—and if Delia isn’t careful, the vengeful, dangerous Amandine will set her life on fire.  This ebook features a personal history by Adele Griffin including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s own collection.

About Adele Griffin

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ADELE GRIFFIN is the critically acclaimed author of numerous young adult novels, including My Almost Epic Summer, The Other Shepards, and National Book Award Finalists Where I Want to Be and Sons of Liberty. She lives in New York City.
Published February 12, 2013 by Open Road Media Teen & Tween. 236 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The language at times approaches the sublime: as a volunteer at a nursing home, Delia “held up the listening end on the slow unraveling spools of other people’s lives.” Some of the characterization is a little incomplete and overtidy—a neighbor who is paid to pick Delia up after school suddenly b...

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Through Delia's perspective as a newcomer from New York City, Griffin paints a portrait of the exotic Amandine in detailed strokes, capturing her many disguises ("It's my Natalie Wood from West Side Story costume," she tells Delia to explain one get-up, her full black-and-white striped skirt, red...

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