Goodbye, Amanda the Good is by Susan Shreve. Amanda has just started middle school. She feels she is changing and doesn't know herself anymore. She doesn't want to be the smart girl she has always been, but doesn't know who she does want to be. She begins to drift toward a group of "bad" kids and suddenly finds herself doing things she has never done before: smoking, skipping school, even shoplifting. Is "The Club" the right fit for Amanda? Who does she really want to be? A nice little book about coming of age and choices.
Ratings: 6th grade - 7 out of 10 - MP (mild profanity).