on 15 July 2004
As a self-respecting teenager it takes a lot for me to admit to liking a book aimed at ten year-olds. However I am proud to say, in true Amber Brown style:I, Louise am an Amber Brown fan.This, as the first book in the series is a must for any growing girl and as someone who read them as a child I can honestly say they are one of the best children's books around. Who ever you are, and at whatever age you are there is something in Amber you can relate to. If it's her messy hair, her love of Bubble gum, her parent's divorce or the moving away of her best friend, there is something you can identify with.I, for one, am very pleased that I received this book as a child and as I re-read them recently I noticed how much they had an impact on me. It's almost a decade since I first read them but re-reading them made me realise that I remember the stories, the events and the characters. If you can remember that much detail about a book you read when you were eight, I would say it must be a pretty good book.So if there is one thing you should know: Amber Brown is so much better then any drawing implement!
on 20 July 2004
I read this book when I was eight and it was the first American book I ever read, so I didn't quite get it. It's about a girl called Amber Brown whose best friend, Justin, moves away and
she's really upset. When I first read it, I kept thinking, 'Why is this girl calling her mum MOM? and where is Alabama?' Basically this book is okay for 8-10 year olds, but it won't rock the world. (Britishfairyprincess)