Amanda is bright, in many senses of the word. Dictionary.com confirms it.
- radiating or reflecting light; luminous; shining:
- filled with light:
- vivid or brilliant:
- quick-witted or intelligent:
Amanda's inner light shines. Her smile covers up any discomfort she feels at new situations, and I'm quite sure that it eases others' unease as well.
The shoes that she insisted on are brilliantly vivid. If possible, they are brighter than they actually appear in the picture.
School has always come easily to her. She absorbs things by osmosis. Whereas a little studying would probably make her an A+ student, she's a little like her mother was -- happy with the A's that sometimes slide into B's that she gets without much effort.