Two girls from different social and economic backgrounds meet one day in first grade. Sarah Stewart feels very ordinary beside Amanda Wharton. Amanda is the new kid at school, and she looks like a porcelain doll. There is something about her that Sarah finds enchanting, and, despite their differences, the two young girls become best of friends.
As they grow up, their connection does not fade. Nothing can come between them as they traverse the unfamiliar grounds of puberty, dating, and high school, sharing each other's secrets, dreams, and far-off desires. But their relationship is not only about laughter; their young lives are fraught with difficulty, broken dreams, and even death.
An unexpected tragedy occurs, and the best friends are forced to wander divergent paths. Yet, across the vast distances and long years, they remain close ... all the way to life's end. About Amanda offers a look into the lives of two very different women, linked together by a chance meeting as children. For the entirety of their lives, they depend on each other, knowing that friendship and love are the most important things in the world.