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In the sixth volume of Amelia Rules!, Amelia helps Aunt Tanner revive her music career—and pays the price for doing so, Rhonda comes to terms with her newfound popularity, and Reggie discovers that you can’t stay a kid forever. And if that weren’t enough, Amelia finds out how a crush can truly be crushing. While Amelia learns about love the hard way, she discovers a numberIn the sixth volume of Amelia Rules!, Amelia helps Aunt Tanner revive her music career—and pays the price for doing so, Rhonda comes to terms with her newfound popularity, and Reggie discovers that you can’t stay a kid forever. And if that weren’t enough, Amelia finds out how a crush can truly be crushing. While Amelia learns about love the hard way, she discovers a number of true things (adults don’t want kids to know)—but, as always, with a generous dose of Gownley humor!...

Title : Amelia Rules! Volume 6: True Things Adults Don't Want Kids to Know
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Amelia Rules! Volume 6: True Things Adults Don't Want Kids to Know Reviews

  • Jayme Prisbell-Hultman
    2019-04-12 19:10

    Jimmy Gownley’s graphic novel, Amelia Rules, True Things (adults Don't Want Kids to Know), is the sixth volume of the Amelia Rules series. In this volume, Amelia must face and deal with “tween” issues such as change, disappointment, promises and her every changing relationship with friends, family, and boys. This 2011 Will Eisner Comic Industry Nominee for Best Publication for Kids, is geared toward children grades 4-6. Amelia’s story begins with her 11th birthday party where her Aunt Tanner (a former rock star) performs a special birthday song written just for Amelia. The story presents different aspects of growing up from the perspective of an 11 year old; which allows young readers to make a connection not only with the character but also the issues young people face. Some of the issues Amelia faces are: her first crush, a broad spectrum of emotions, working through her parents’ divorce, and facing her mom and her failing grade report. Gownley does a wonderful job of expressing Amelia’s anxieties and embarrassments in a realistic setting. For example, Amelia sees a therapist to help her deal with the divorce of her parents and the anger she harbors which allows her to also deal with the changes in her relationship with her parents and her friends. Amelia is also exposed to the element of verbal confrontation (fighting) between her parents and her mom and aunt. Amelia admires her aunt and respects her for always being honest…even when Amelia doesn’t understand the meaning. Amelia’s story is entertaining, but also allows the reader to stop and think about what's important in life. Gownley’s cleaver dialogue paired with interesting character designs allow this graphic novel to appeal to a large range of audiences…especially the female audiences. Amelia’s character is tough, independent, and thoughtful. When faced with dilemmas like the awkward and embarrassing moments with her crush Kyle she preservers and deals with both her emotions and the disappointments life sometimes delivers, making this graphic novel a must read.

  • Dolly
    2019-04-08 22:16

    This is the sixth book in the Amelia Rules! series by Jimmy Gownley. We recently discovered this series and our girls just love it - they will argue over who gets to read the books first. They are really into reading graphic novels right now and we all love that it features a strong female main character who has other strong women in her life. This book continues the story and has several sections highlighting love, life and friendship. The story has several flashbacks and we enjoy learning more about Amelia's rocker aunt, Tanner.Overall, I love the complexities of the emotions and the tough subjects that are handled with both humor and sensitivity. I also love how the characters are maturing, learning, and really becoming dear to us. We all really enjoyed reading this book and look forward to reading more of the books in this series.interesting quotes:"Believe me, Amelia...a cute, confident much more powerful than a Jedi." (p. 65)"I think the reason people have kids is so they can pass their own brand of crazy on to a new generation." (p. 70)"The little things are important, because that's how all the big things start." (p. 158)"If you CAN do something and you don't, it's a sin." (p. 158)

  • Kapila
    2019-04-18 23:19

    "Art is like a beautiful dream, and the rest of the world is the alarm clock."Finally got a chance to check out one of these books in the series. Though I picked it up while at work, just the bit I had read while sitting at the desk intrigued me enough to make me want to go back to it. I was hooked by the introspective voice of Amelia, the seamless ways in which her reality and her thoughts (and dreams), as well as changes in voice and perspective are shown in art and letter. And did I mention how funny and true the story feels? Favourite page: where Amelia describes being obsessed about committing a social faux-pas in front of her friends at the mall (making an odd comment and then haplessly farting). This is what she says about it: "I mean, I had to deal with the aftermath of THIS. I tried to forget it, y'know? But it was impossible! It just kept echoing in my mind! It was like every event in my life had been erased, and replaced with this one. I really started thinking that this might be my purpose. Like, I could be Saint Amelia, patron of the humiliated. Because whatever boneheaded stunt somebody might pull, it could never be as embarrassing as "I have a real foot odor problem! -toot." Classic.

  • CJ
    2019-04-01 19:30

    I bought this book for my daughter, who got hooked on the Amelia Rules series after a librarian showed them to her. After my daughter devoured it, I picked it up and promptly got lost in it. This book is one in a particularly well done series of graphic novels following a tween who faces problems that are all too familiar with many tweens today. It's not one of the angst ridden emo stories that appeal to some readers, though, it has some hilarious scenes. The stories are addictive, and challenges are handled with sympathy but also humor. Heart wrenching truths are scattered throughout the book, and this one is a standout as far as Amelia having to come to terms with some truths that adults find difficult. Excellent series!

  • Nicole West
    2019-04-03 22:26

    I had a wonderful time reading this story. It's so truthful and hilarious that I found myself completely entranced with only the first page. It is so gut-wrenchingly honest but in a light-hearted way that makes the reader hopeful for the future. My favorite thing about it was that Amelia's Aunt, Tanner had this wonderful musical gift that she kept hidden away and, with Amelia's help, she suddenly found herself on tour with a famous rock band. It just goes to show that when you have a talent, nothing will stop it from showing itself! Nothing!

  • Jill
    2019-04-10 16:25

    This book is a 2011 Will Eisner Comic Industry nominated book in the Best Publication for Kids category. This book is part of the Amelia Rules series. The audience this book is geared towards would be girls in third through fifth grade. The book is appealing due to its story and rich illustrations. It is a story that includes issues that most girls can relate to, which include problems with family, friends and boys.

  • Renee
    2019-04-11 16:15

    I really enjoyed the quotes from one of the characters that appear at the beginning of chapters."The main difference between boys and girls is that girls mature slightly faster and boys are idiots." "I think the reason people have kids is so they can pass their own brand of crazy on to another generation."

  • Liz
    2019-04-01 22:06

    i'm not crying, you're crying

  • Laura
    2019-03-27 21:16

    Amelia Rules! True Things (Adults Don’t Want Kids To Know)1- Genre: Graphic Novel2- This book starts of by Amelia celebrating her birthday, and with this party comes a new song from her aunt. Based on the response of her aunt’s new song Amelia and her friends decide to help her spread the word of her new song. Throughout the adventure of helping her aunt, Amelia and her friends deal with many challenges and changes in their lives. They experience hard good-byes, friendship tension, difficult decisions, and the heartbreak that comes with a crush. 3- (a) The illustrator’s color choice to depict mood. (b) Throughout the book Gownley uses color choices to depict the mood of his characters and setting. As the reader moves from frame to frame the mood of the character can change in an instant. His choice of color easily allows the reader to understand the intensity of the mood of the character and the change of setting. (c) There are many examples of this throughout the book. When Amelia is daydreaming on the hopes of her parents getting back together he uses a light shade of pink in the background to give the mood of love in the air. Then later on in the story Amelia and Reggie are having a tough day and they decide to venture back to their younger days and visit their old clubhouse. Once they reach the clubhouse the reader can get the sense that the clubhouse has not been used in some time. Gownley’s choice of dark browns for not only the walls but also the sky and the ground, give the mood of sadness and despair. Lastly, to depict the intensity of Amelia’s mother’s anger he fills every inch of the illustration with various shades of red. This allows the reader to understand the high level of anger that her mother was feeling.4- This book can be used when teaching students relationships and family structure. Students can analyze the relationship that Amelia has with each of the main characters. Students can also learn that every family structure is different. Many students can relate to Amelia because her parents are divorced.

  • Rebecca Thomas
    2019-03-26 20:30

    1.) Genre- Graphic Novel2.) Summary- Amelia gets a special surprise for her 11th birthday--her Aunt Tanner has written a song about her. In love with her song Amelia and her friends decide to popularize it. Changes, challenges, and the unexpected follows their journey.3.)a.) Area of focus- Illustrations 3.)b.) While Gownley uses an easy to follow format of frames for the graphic novel, the bold colors and harsh lines make the story difficult to focus in on.3.)c.) This graphic novel is definitely geared towards the more mature genre reader. Each page is full of multiple frames of multiple characters. The overall artistic choices are bold, using dark colors and harsh cartoon-ish lines. Some reader may find this style attractive and intriguing, but others will feel lost and overwhelmed. On page 89, Amelia is thinking of her friends and her interactions with them. To show this Gownley has a 'frame-within-a-frame'. This set up is difficult to decipher because the reader is unsure if they should be focusing on Amelia or on her friends.4.) Curriculum Connections- This book could definitely be used to demonstrate the genre characteristics for graphic novels. Readers get a good sense that graphic novels use individual frames and cartoon-style drawings to communicate their stories.

  • Caleb
    2019-04-16 23:20

    Best one yet. I just found it at the library and wanted to read it like I had with the others. Amelia takes on her first crush, Kyle as she turns 11. She tries to act cool, but just ends up looking like an idiot. She farts as she says she has a foot oder problem. She ends up obsessing over him and invites him to be her date to her ex-rocker aunt's concert and he excepts then brings another girl and tells her he knows Amelia's aunt! He's super mean! Someone should show him how that would feel. So when she runs into him at the greenbelt he laughs when she cries and yells at him then when he's laughing he falls in the creek and breaks his leg she takes him to the hospital and he suddenly loves her, but she doesn't like him anymore. She misses her aunt leaving for a tour, but her dad comes and she starts to hang out with her friends again. I just wish she could be happier and date Kyle and he would be nice. It was great though. :)

  • Jamie
    2019-04-09 20:26

    Have you ever had such an amazing birthday party, then all of a sudden your friends start fighting and you get a bad report card? Well Amelia is having her 11th birthday party. Her birthday was special because her Aunt Tanner surprised her with a special song. Amelia loves her Aunt Tanner so much, until she finds out her Aunt can't spend that much time together with her anymore. She got a new boyfriend and her song is just too much time to visit Amelia. Even though it's hard for Amelia to keep things together at the age of 11, she wants to find a way to keep visiting her Aunt. Can she or not? I read the book Amelia Rules True Things (Adults don't want kids to know), by Jimmy Gownley. Amelia has to deal with family, friends, and boys. But I think Amelia is a strong confident girl that can do so. Amelia now understand the meaning of why a crush is called a crush. Find out who Amelia gas a crushing and who by reading the book. I recommend this book to people who like books with humor. This book was always making me laugh. My favorite quote from the book is “the little things are important, because that's how all the big things start.” I love that quote because the definition of it is really great. Look, famous basketball players started by shooting a ball into the basket as a little kids. It always the little things that take you a long way. All writers did as a little kid was open a book for the first time and read. All softball and baseball players lucked up a ball and threw it for the first time. It's truly amazing where the little things can lead you in life. The setting of the story is at Amelia's house, the school, or the mall. Amelia's house was the setting in the beginning of the story. The main characters are Amelia, her Aunt Tanner, and her friends. Amelia friends were a big part in the story. Amelia wouldn't of had a good birthday party if it wasn't for her Aunt Tanner. The problem is that Amelia's life is dropping just like her grades, and she needs to fix it. I loved this book because it was a good book to follow along with. I was never confused when I read the book. I always knew what was happening. I would rate the book a four out of five because it was a good book, I just think I need to push myself to read a harder book. It might of been to easy for me. I wish they would make these comic books longer, and put them in chapter book form. I liked that the book was about someone close to our age, kind of having the same amount of problems as some kids in our school.

  • Becky Stutzman
    2019-03-30 19:26

    I’m literally weeping trying to accept that this series is almost over. Amelia and her friends are coming to terms with growing up, and all of its joys and pitfalls. This one is all about her relationship with her Aunt Tanner, and all the good things that Tanner teaches her about life. Interesting that Tanner really doesn't seem to care for Amelia’s crush, Kyle- will Reggie come in to save the day, and end up being Amelia’s superhero?

  • Isabel
    2019-03-30 16:28

    This was a really good book, it was very umm... well emotional and it felt like so many things were happening to Amelia. I kinda felt bad for her she has so much going on in her life! This was probably the best Amelia Rules book I have read so far.

  • Valissa
    2019-04-16 16:05

    Great for those pre-PRE-teens.Mine is 10. Subjects include divorce, adult siblings arguing, first crush, gossip, and embarrassment. Handle wonderfully, with a cliffhanger ending! Wish our library had more volumes.

  • Danielle
    2019-04-08 22:21

    This volume definitely continued the themes of the first book of being true to yourself and what it means to grow up, which was really nice to see that continuing and growing stronger over the course of the series.The parent themes were brought back, which was a nice touch - it's easy to get over things temporarily, but it is harder to get over them in the long run, especially for younger kids. It felt more realistic to have the problems pop up again than to be easily resolved.And on the other hand, I loved how this volume showed that the characters really have aged since the beginning of the series. When she sees the younger kids, it hits home that they aren't the same as they used to be, even if it might not seem obvious at times. I started off the second half of this series more wary, but as it's coming full circle I'm enjoying it more and more.The Tanner quotes were a nice touch, too - they gave more of a personal feel to the volume. The other quote that really stuck out to me was the "You never" one, since I'm still at a part in my life when I want to just not do things, and be less anxious. It's scary to see the "you nevers," but at the same time, it puts it in perspective.And as we're getting towards the end of the series, Amelia is much better when she is independent. At the close of the final volume, I do hope things will continue that way, but for now, this volume definitely still held the spirit of the originals, while recognizing that things had to change.

  • Katie Fitzgerald
    2019-04-20 00:20

    When I first discovered it last year, Amelia Rules quickly became my absolute favorite graphic novel series. Reminiscent of the Peanuts, but with a very 21st- century feel - these books combine imagination and humor with the sometimes harsh realities of growing up. In previous volumes, Amelia has been a short, red-shirted blonde kid, whose parents are divorced, and who sometimes has trouble controlling her emotions about that situation. In this volume, Amelia has begun to mature - now eleven, she's taller, a bit calmer, and sporting a new ponytail.True Things (Adults Don't Want Kids to Know) starts with Amelia's birthday, where her mother's sister, Aunt Tanner, gives her a song she wrote especially for her. The celebration feels like a good omen for the upcoming year, but things don't quite turn out that way. Amelia must face feuding friends, humiliation with a boy she likes, and the feelings of abandonment she gets when Aunt Tanner starts dating her teacher and begins seriously considering a rock and roll comeback.This series has always been fun to read, but this volume seems to have another added layer. Amelia deals with many tween traumas this time around, and the way she expresses her anxiety, embarrassment, and angst is so realistic and poignant. These books really tell the story of growing up, from a perspective kids really relate to - their own. I was a fan to begin with, but this volume, in particular, really impressed me and made me really curious about where this series will go next.

  • Masio Stafford
    2019-04-15 22:07

    about divorce.

  • Dylan
    2019-04-08 00:13

    Getting close to the end of the series has me a little upset because I love these characters. Here in vol 6 we get a focus on Tanner as big changes are a brewin for our favorite rock star. Plus Amelia has a break through about her own life and gets another lesson in growing up. But Tanner is the focus as we learn she is no longer coasting thanks to not performing for years and the money is drying out. But chance lends a hand when at Amelia's 11th birthday Tanner sings a new song that thanks to the tweenie Zinnie becomes a massive hit. Also Tanner finds love in an unsuspecting place and Amelia experiences more than a crush on a boy. But it's on a trip to NY that Tanner and Amelia take that changes everything in their lives. Fun, emotional, gorgeous art and wonderful story. Gownley continues his spectacular tale.

  • Carolyn Hembree
    2019-04-15 21:29

    Full disclosure: I'm not a fan of kid's books, and I know zilch about chidren's lit. Hell, I didn't like the damn things when I was a kid. So, basically, I rank these according to my child's level of interest and my ability to stomach the stuff. Child's level of interest: strong. It's not Lord of the Frickin Rings; she's not literally weeping and begging for more wizards and stumpy people in stumpy houses, as she does with the LOTR every night after my husband closes the great tome. However, she solidly followed it all the way through, laughed at times, and seemed genuinely surprised. Amelia farts, her feet smell, she crushes on a boy, another boy crushes on her, she gets in trouble. In other words, she has agency: something so many female characters lack. This last part made it palatable for me. I actually felt a kind of liking for the book. We'll read another one.

  • Mike Aragona
    2019-04-21 16:21

    Amelia turns 11 years old but the laughs and adventures that made her so endearing years earlier are still there, albeit a little more restrained. This graphic novel continues to explore the trials and tribulations of growing up through the woldview of a character that's firmly entrenched in our hearts. Not much of her supporting cast is seen this time around as we learn of some valuable lessons Amelia and Tanner undergo.[return][return]As always, Jim Gownley serves up a story that makes us stop and think about what's important in life as much as he continues to entertain us. I can't get enough of these characters, his clean line and sharp pacing, or the joy of reading this with my teenage daughter.

  • Ashley
    2019-04-09 22:30

    Amelia Louise McBride is turning eleven!Her new year starts with a bang: a huge birthday party featuring surprise guests and a special song from Aunt Tanner! It all seems too good to be true, until it turns is. Suddenly, Amelia's friends are fighting all the time. She gets the worst report card of her life. And when she finally musters the guts to tell a certain boy how she feels about him, she brutally learns why it's called a "crush". Aunt Tanner would know just what to do - if she were around. But with her new album and maybe a new boyfriend, she doesn't seem to have time for Amelia anymore.There are some tough lessons to learn when you're eleven, and things may not always turn out as planned. But who says that has to be a bad thing?

  • Sarah Sammis
    2019-04-10 21:15

    True Things (Adults Don't Want Kids to Know) is the sixth Amelia Rules graphic novel by Jimmy Gownley. It's the only one I've read. I liked the title and though I would give it a try.Amelia is turning eleven and is having a birthday party. Aunt Tanner sings a special song, an event that is apparently a rare thing indeed. Amelia also gets her first crush and has to deal with the roller coaster of emotions she's feeling and how those feelings are affecting her friends and family.The graphic novel was okay but not something where I want to start at the beginning of the series. I never really felt a connection to any of the characters. Fans of the series though will probably like to see Amelia's first crush and what she learns from it.

  • Embrc
    2019-04-01 20:13

    Amelia Rules: True Things (Adults Don't Want Kids to Know)Gownley's Jimmy This is my first Grapic Novel I have read, I was not sure I would enjoy it. I would have to say at first I had trouble getting into it, but once I got to know the characters, I have to say I liked Amelia and her friends and family. The story deals with Amelia and how she is coping with her parents divorce and her aunt moving in with the family. I would recommend this for grades 4 upMarainne ConnellyNewton Free library

  • Saviourofmusic
    2019-04-26 16:18

    I started reading these when I was 13 and I still love them. They remind me of being a little kid again and are funny while have serious messages. Amelia is a great character: she's precocious and really a bit of a smart-Alec, but understanding and sensitive. Tanner is like a rockstar Yoda in a belly-showing shirt. Amelia's friends are unique and funny in every way. Her parents are kind and nurturing, without being totally perfect. These books charming and heartwarming, with beautiful artwork. It's so sad that this series has ended.RIP Amelia RulesRead these! Seriously they're great! :)

  • Jill Guccini
    2019-04-21 21:03

    Um, I LOVE AMELIA? I loved this book so much more than I thought I would and I kind of want to read all the Amelia books now, who knew?! So realistic and hilarious. It did seem like a lot of the references/humor were for grown-ups and might pass over kids' heads, but like a good Pixar movie it doesn't matter because kids will still understand all the universal, important things in the story. Also, so great to have a fun graphic novel with a female protagonist.

  • Cally O'Brien
    2019-04-14 18:03

    Audience: upper elementary and tween girls, kids with divorced parents, Appeal: Amelia is not a perfect girl. She has mood swings, boy problems, divorced parents, and a group of friends who have their own issues. In this book, Amelia has to deal with her aunt dating her teacher, a crush on a boy who is a bit of a jerk, trouble in English class, and friendship drama. This book is great for young girls who are dealing with the emotional drama of growing up. List: Eisner Award Nominee 2011

  • louisa
    2019-03-27 21:00

    How did I not get around to these marvelous comics before? Fully deserving of its modern Peanuts reputation and Buffy writer endorsements. Amelia and her friends navigate ninjas, getting older, and first love with the help of Aunt Tanner, a former rock star hiding out in small town Pennsylvania. True Things is a well-earned title for this volume in the series.

  • Lara
    2019-04-25 19:30

    Now that Amelia is getting older, the stories are maturing as well. Amelia is getting her first crushes and learning how to be the bigger person when a scoundrel needs her help. There are some sad, touching flashbacks starring Amelia's parents. Tanner is dealing with real grown-up problems. The whole atmosphere is much more melancholic. Still, a top-notch comic!

  • Raina
    2019-04-03 23:01

    Have I mentioned that Jimmy Gownley lives in Harrisburg, the city closest to my college? I kinda recognize the place. Love the teacher romance and am impressed by the turn Amelia's love life takes. Good stuff.