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Lights, Camera, Amalee

Amalee in particular is a great character - quirky without being bratty; precocious without being sassy; flawed without being a brat. Readers will be inspired by Amalee's creativity and compassion. The tone of this sequel is a little too self-conscious with its Save The Earth message, but the characters overcome it like troupers with a substandard script. She also discovers something she never expected to find - a link with her mother, who disappeared and died when Amalee was very little. The therapist friend who can't stop crying is one of my faves. It reads good to me, I wonder how it would read to a precocious pre-teen. When her dad gets sick her dad's friends help him and help Amalee.

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Lights, Camera, Amalee

Amalee learns to forge her own authentic friendships, and as her dad eases back into life after his long illness, Amalee's own life is in a different and better place. The therapist fri Mary Parker surprised me with this book, and it was fantastic. Behind the camera, Amalee comes to understand that the past can never be changed. She also discovers something she never expected to find -- a link with her mother, who disappeared and died when she was very little. In fact, I loved Amalee so much that when Amalee was being teased in school for pushing that chick and when Amalee finally opened up about why she pushed her, I started tearing up a bit. With clear-eyed, tender, funny prose, Dar Williams gives us a child's-eye view of a world under pressure, with everyone rising to the occasion in his or her own unique way.

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Lights, Camera, Amalee

Lights, Camera, Amalee

Recommended for ages 10 and up. And a bossy girl being mean to her re: her dad's illness, and her lashing out, and the consequences of that. Amalee's world is all out of order. The story is told through the mind of an 11 year old. I got the book during our family's then traditional trip to a folk festival in upstate New York, and she performed there. It's a great repre Really good middle grade fiction is pretty hard to come by, which makes a gem like Amalee even more noteworthy. Soon there's as much going on behind the scenes as there is in front of the camera, as Amalee deals with a new friend, a very cute older boy, her wacky family friends, and a host of other challenges.

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Lights, Camera, Amalee

And then her dad gets sick, and the book really takes wing. I got the book during our family's then traditional trip to a folk festival in upstate New York, and she performed there. She seems to be enjoying it. She also discovers something she never expected to find — a link with her mother, who disappeared and died when Amalee was very little. These friends have been rather annoying to Amalee for much of her life, but they are basically family by now, and she watches them transform and support her father and herself through art, cooking, and other therapeutic ministrations. Soon there's as much going on behind the scenes as there is in front of the camera, as Amalee deals with a new friend, a very cute older boy, her wacky family friends, and a host of other challenges.

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Lights, Camera, Amalee

Lights, Camera, Amalee

I like the concept of the book - a family-of-choice pulling together in a crisis. Amalee is and does these things too, but in a slightly less awe-inspiring format. In school, she is the smartest girl in class and one of the bullies in school. Unfortunately, this book had neither. And confronting her dad about his illness,being up front. With themes like alcoholism, being gay, endangered animals, and growing up, I wanted poetic language and thought provoking statements.

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Lights, Camera, Amalee

Lights, Camera, Amalee

Having lost her mother at a young age, she doesn't remember her at all, and she is extremely close to her father. Amalee is a realistic portrayal of a young girl discovering who she is and a great reminder that even us adults don't have everything together at all times either. Mary Parker surprised me with this book, and it was fantastic. Did n I liked a lot of this--the dynamics of friends not really being nice to her, criticizing her. And to realize your creative gift! I get that the point is that Amalee is kept in the dark about a lot of what's going on in her world, but because of that I felt like the story didn't hang together very well.

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Lights, Camera, Amalee

But I didn't much care for the storytelling--it felt odd and uneven, sometimes like the character was talking to me directly and sometimes more like she was just living and letting me observe, and there was a pervasive feeling like something other than the characters was driving the story. Amalee has popular but cruel friends whom she doesn't really like, Amalee gets distracted by home problems, Amalee finds a friend who's authentic, Amalee has figured out friendship. She also discovers something she never expected to find — a link with her mother, who disappeared and died when she was very little. The life circumstances m Yet another book that I read the first ~50 pages of last fall and then moved on. Readers learn right along with Amalee as she researches her topic, learns the ins and outs of movie making, and relearns just how special family and friends can be. Amalee herself is great, a girl who doesn't stick to either girly or tomboy-y standard practice. There were definitely moments in this book where I remembered what a cruel world 6th grade is, but the all of the numerous adult characters did not feel like adults.

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Lights, Camera, Amalee

Lights, Camera, Amalee

Soon there's as much going on behind the scenes as there is in front of the camera, as Amalee deals with a new friend, a very cute older boy, her wacky family friends, and other challenges. So she's able to fulfill her dream of making a short movie on biodiversity with the help of her friends. Amalee is being raised by her single dad, and she's having some issues at school because she's learning to be meaner, so when her dad falls ill and her support system evaporates, it's her dad's special friends who come to the rescue. She's used to chaos, because of the frequent presence of her father's bantering, bickering group of fun friends. And when we find people we don't have to impress, you know what we call them? And I got the friends mixed up. I think it was a nice topic to make a movie about. All Amalee knows when she walks into her grandmother's elegant home is that the woman she is about to meet is near death.

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Lights, Camera, Amalee by Dar Williams

Lights, Camera, Amalee

Realizing that her dad's friends are not as big losers as she thought--all this is good and well done. Amalee is a young girl who fancies herself one of a group of children. I loved the way it walked her through the entire process; it should help aspiring film makers who don't know quite where to begin. Your best songs are clever, witty, or thought provoking, but none of those adjective describe this book. And a bossy girl being mean to her re: her dad's illness, and her lashing out, and the consequences of that. Middle school is an awkward time for nearly everyone, but it becomes even more chaotic and confusing for Amalee when her father becomes seriously ill and she must rely on his quirky friends to help her through the turmoil.

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Lights, Camera, Amalee by Dar Williams

Lights, Camera, Amalee

I actually got this book when I was about six or seven I think,but I didn't really read it until I was maybe eight or so. Some things are a mystery. And confronting her dad about his illness,being up front. She also discovers something she never expected to find -- a link with her mother, who disappeared and died when she was very little. In school, she is the smartest girl in class and one of the bullies in school. The sense of urgency which made the first so gripping is also missing. I loved Amalee because she corresponds with my personality.

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