Amber Brown is in deep trouble. Lately, no matter what she does, it isnat enough. She straightens up her roomasort of. She does her homeworkawell, most of it. And she agrees to meet Max, her motheras new boyfriendabut she doesnat agree to like him. Now her mother is angry, her teacher wants all of her homework, and Max keeps trying to make her laugh. Whatas Amber to do? All she wants is a little extra credit. She really tries. . . . But how will she succeed?