Review by: Lauren
Copy From: http://www.teensreadtoo.com
Amazing, Interactive Site: http://www.theamandaproject.com/
My Summary: Callie has a secret. Her mom is missing and her dad is letting himself fall apart. The only person that really seems to know what is happening is Amanda Valentino, the best friend that Callie hides from her popular social clique the I-Girls.
Except things get a lot more difficult when Amanda goes missing, leaving behind various clues as the search for begins. Callie finds herself becoming closer to outcasts Hal and Nia, also secret friends of Amanda...leading the question...who else knows about Amanda and can they add up all the pieces to find her?
The Amanda Project: Invisible I is just the start of an overall book series and I'm definitely excited. As you read, you realize that Amanda kept a lot of secrets...even from the people she was supposedly really close with. She seems like a genuinely good person though, as she does try and help Callie, Hal, and Nia...the only friends of hers we know of yet.
This book does not reveal Amanda's whereabouts of course, but with the ever accumulating notes and clues, it seems like Amanda might not be that far away. Of course, Amanda is not the only one missing either. Callie has no idea where her mom went and as you read, she starts to second guess the ideas she once had. But who can she talk too, when Amanda's gone as well?
I love the idea of this book, and that it will be a series with various authors picking up. The next book doesn't come out for another year, sadly, but I do know it's written in Hal's point of view (not Callie's) and the main author is a male instead of Melissa Kantor.
If you view the book's website, you find all sorts of fun ways to get involved in the book and you never know what or how you may show up in the series. It's all very fascinating and definitely a wonderful way to get people reading these books even if they aren't normally readers.
Product Perfect for This Book
Because The Amanda Project has such an amazing website set up for people, they also have a cool shop. You can buy sweatshirts, buttons, and even t-shirts. On the smaller side, I put a button picture above. It says "I Heart Amanda" and comes in a pack of five. I love that this is something you could put on a bag or purse and nobody would really know what it meant. It's a secret fandom!
You can buy your own Amanda swag here.