"In previous books in this popular series, Amber has seen her parents divorce and her father and best friend, Justin Daniels, move far away. Now she is firmly established in the fourth grade with a new best friend and a growing fondness for her mom's boyfriend, Max. Just for a while, Amber would like nothing more to change so that she can concentrate on the business of growing up. Then Max throws them all into a tizzy by asking her mother to marry him. Suddenly, they make an unplanned trip to Alabama to see the Daniels family so that Amber's mom can think things through. There, Justin helps Amber realize that change is a part of living. Through all the chaos, irrepressible Amber, buoyed by her loving relationship with her mother as well as her lively imagination and wonderful sense of humor, develops a growing understanding of herself and the people around her. Danziger's characterizations ring true. Her light handling of a difficult subject faced by so many youngsters will once again find a ready audience."---School and Library Journal
About Paula Danziger
Paula Danziger grew up wanting to be an author… and then she became one.
She wrote over 25 books, traveled to more than 15 countries, and was the kind of colorful character you might find in one of her books. She loved to play, make new friends, and wear purple clothes and nail polish. Sadly, Paula Danziger passed away on July 8, 2004. Amber Brown – and the rest of her book characters – will continue to live on.