Amalia would do anything to help her friend—but what if she doesn’t want help? Amalia knows Maggie’s eating disorder is becoming severe, and makes it her mission to learn all she can to get Maggie the help she needs. Amalia and Dawn try to talk to Maggie but can’t seem to get the words right. Amalia’s mom suggests that Maggie go to a therapist she knows, but Maggie will only go if Amalia goes with her.
The healing process is going to be slow, and meanwhile Vanish has its first paying gig to play. Between Maggie and the band, Amalia has a lot to take care of. In fact, there’s so much to do that it seems like there’s not a lot of time left over for her own life.
This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Ann M. Martin, including rare images from the author’s collection. read more
Ann M. Martin grew up in Princeton, New Jersey. After attending Smith College, where she studied education and psychology, she became a teacher at a small elementary school in Connecticut. Martin also worked as an editor of children’s books before she began writing full time. Martin is best known for the Baby-Sitters Club series, which has sold over one hundred seventy million copies. Her novel A Corner of the Universe won a Newbery Honor in 2003. In 1990, she cofounded the Lisa Libraries, which donates new children’s books to organizations in underserved areas. Martin lives in upstate New York with her three cats.read more