Annie’s younger sister, Amy plays a somewhat peripheral role in Annie’s narration of her childhood. The two sisters spend a great deal of time together, but are often thrown together without their choosing, and as Annie becomes a teenager she has less and less patience for Amy. Amy is far less wild than Annie: she is quiet, tidy, obedient, and sweet. She is clearly in awe of her older sister.
Amy Character Timeline in An American Childhood
The timeline below shows where the character Amy appears in An American Childhood. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...also rattled around Annie’s head: phrases from the Bible, from the Gospels mainly. She and Amy went to Presbyterian church camp every July for four years and became much more pious... (full context)