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Amy Moves In by Marilyn Sachs

Amy Moves In (original 1958; edition 1958)

by Marilyn Sachs, Ruth Sanderson (Cover artist)

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Title:Amy Moves In
Authors:Marilyn Sachs
Other authors:Ruth Sanderson (Cover artist)
Info:Scholastic (1965), Paperback, 203 pages
Collections:Your library, Child/Youth Books, TBSL

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Amy Moves In by Marilyn Sachs (1958)

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    Dot for Short by Frieda Friedman (fuzzi)
    fuzzi: This is also a book about a family living in the inner city, with both introspective and amusing episodes.
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    Laura's Luck by Marilyn Sachs (fuzzi)
    fuzzi: Laura's Luck is book two in the series, which begins with Amy Moves In, and continues with Amy and Laura
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    Amy and Laura by Marilyn Sachs (fuzzi)
    fuzzi: This is the third book in the series, which starts with Amy Moves In.
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I recall having this book many years ago, but had forgotten much of the story.

Nine year old Amy and her older sister, Laura, move with their family into a new neighborhood in NYC. From day one things get exciting, with the revelation of a notorious killer dog on the ground floor, and an incident with a rude girl who not only hits Amy with a ball but then hits her, and the mothers wind up getting into it as well...

...funny, entertaining, all ages. ( )
  fuzzi | Dec 6, 2012 |
This is one of the three Amy and Laura books--I loved these books when I was a child. In this one, Amy and Laura move to a new neighborhood and Amy finds it to be particularly hard to make friends. As she tries to make friends with the other girls, she notices that they go out of their way to make fun of another girl, Rosa, to the point of emotional bullying. Amy doesn't like the way Rosa is treated, but she thinks she has to ignore it or the other girls won't like her. Just as she begins to feel she has been accepted, however, something happens that causes her to feel very ashamed of herself and of the other girls. Sachs captures the concerns most all girls who face during the junior high years without preaching to her readers.

From the back cover: "they're laughing at me, those stupid girls. I hate them!" Amy decides. "And I hate this new neighborhood. Everybody is so mean and unfriendly. Wh why did we ever have to move!"

Suddenly a ball hits amy on the head. A loud voice calles, "Hey kid..." And then things begin to happen fast. ( )
  Sasha_Doll | Aug 31, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0595175899, Paperback)

The first in a series of highly praised books about a poor, Jewish family living in the Bronx in the 1940s. Amy moves into a new neighborhood, and learns to choose the right kind of friends, and the consequences of lying.

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