Amy Sheldon

Question:

Well, I’m 22 (almost 23) and I STILL love the Alice series. I just checked out Dangerously Alice from the library today, and finished it just a few minutes ago. I was wondering about the character of Amy. In previous books, she comes across as just very socially awkward, but doesn’t seem to be a complete *insert politically incorrect word here*. She even got David from the Melody Inn to buy her a coke, when none of the other girls could get that much. But in Dangerously Alice, she’s portrayed as being much more mentally challenged, and Alice even mentions that she had moved from special-ed classes to normal ones, while in previous books there was no mention of that.  I was wondering why. Did you want Amy’s character to be more defined, as to why she is the way she is, or was this what you had in mind for her from the time you created her character? Don’t get me wrong, I’m not criticizing you, I’m just curious.

Question:

 

I haven’t wanted to go into too much detail about Amy because I would like her to represent anyone who is challenged in any way.  I’m hoping that readers can see in her any student they know who is having difficulty in school or in making friends.  I’m delighted to hear that you are still reading the Alice books!

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