Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Always, Abigail

Always, Abigail
by Nancy J. Cavanaugh

Hardcover, 314 pages
Published August 5th 2014 by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky

Abigail and her two BFFs are set to realize their life-long dream of being middle school Pom Girls. Up to this point everything they have done was with the dream of pom squad in their heads. Then the unthinkable happens and Abigail is in a different homeroom than the other two. In fact she doesn't have a single class with them, not even lunch. This causes their friendship to be strained as there are secret jokes that AlliCam share, leaving Abigail on the outside. To make matters worse, the dreaded horror of a teacher, Miss Hendrick, creates an assignment where the students have to write "friendly" letters to a partner that she assigns them. Of course, Abigail gets partnered with the most outcast girl in the entire school. Being associated with Gabby is not going to help her already lagging reputation. Always, Abigail presents a fairly realistic view of the roller coaster that is middle school. The format is super reader friendly and will engage many readers with all the lists, diary entries, and doodles. Fans of Dork Diaries will be sure to enjoy this new book that hopefully will become a series.

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