Amanda has really wanted to make a place of her own in her room. Apparently the fact that she has her own room doesn't give her enough privacy.
She cleared out the spot under her loft bed (which previously housed a huge amount of American Girl doll paraphernalia. She isn't necessarily ready to get rid of it but doesn't know what to do with it now that she's playing with it less). Then she hung some blankets to complete the hideout effect.
What is she doing under there? Talking on the phone with someone who understands her more than her mom? Trying out makeup? Unburdening her tweenaged soul in her journal? Napping to recover from all those late nights?
No. She's reading (with her stuffed penguins). She's still the same old Amanda.
She might be growing up, but not too fast.