Amanda, MirandaBook - 2001
In 1911 in England, eighteen-year-old Mary Cooke is hired as personal maid to the willful and arrogant Amanda Whitwell and is astonished to find that her new employer is her near-double, a coincidence that has lasting consequences for Mary, especially when she accompanies Amanda on the Titanic's fateful voyage. A Newbery Honor author presents a tale of love and fate on the "Titanic", as a maidservant named Miranda finds she bears an uncanny resemblance to her rich and arrogant mistress, Amanda Whitewell. Thrust into a tangled web of lies by Amanda, Miranda watches helplessly as a prophecy once foretold becomes reality. "Your future lies beyond a mountain of ice, where you will die, and live again." The wisewoman's prophecy disturbs Miranda, a maidservant who bears an uncanny resemblance to her rich and arrogant mistress, Amanda Whitwell. Thrust into a tangled web of lies by Amanda, Miranda watches helplessly as one fateful night, a prophecy once foretold becomes reality ... aboard the Titanic. Richard Peck's newly abridged edition of his popular adult novel is an enthralling adventure that will capture the reader's imagination. "A sure winner ... A charming novel, full of mistaken identity, thwarted love and sweet revenge."--Booklist. "The kind of page turner that has rainy days and summer reading written all over it." -The Horn Book.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Puffin Books, 2001.
Characteristics: 169 pages ; 18 cm