Amalia: Diary One Amalia may be in love—but how do you know if someone loves you back?
Amalia Vargas knows she should feel lucky. She is the band manager for Vanish and her boyfriend is the guitarist, James, a sixteen-year-old high school junior. James is so into her that he can’t stand for her to be with anyone else. That should be a good thing, but what seemed kind of sweet at first is suddenly getting annoying . . . and even kind of scary. James’s jealousy doesn’t just mean Amalia can’t see other guys. He doesn’t want her giving her attention to anyone—not her friends, her family, or even a toddler she’s visiting at a shelter. When you’re thirteen, love can be tricky. But is this the kind of love that Amalia wants—and is it even love at all?
This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Ann M. Martin, including rare images from the author’s collection.
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.