Oh my gawd! Poor Amanda. I really want to cry for her. I guess I'm thankful that she seems a bit obvlivious to the things happening around her and it's all not getting her depressed... but still, I think I want to cry.
Oh, no! That's terrible! How could anyone just abandon a defenceless child like that?! (Well, I guess I have the answer to that question, but still!) I hope Amanda manages to find Mennie again—or, say, her parents. Eeek! Poor her!