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Fans of Joey Pigza, Meg Cabot, andBecause of Mr. Terupt will root for hilarious, one-of-a-kind Abby as she navigates ADHD, middle school, family, and friendships.
Abby was born for the spotlight. Now it s her time to shine
Abby is twice exceptional she is gifted in math and science, and she has ADHD. Normally, she has everything pretty much under control. But when Abby makes one HUGE mistake that leads to The Night That Ruined My Life, or TNTRML, she lands in summer school.
Abby thinks the other summer-school kids are going to be total weirdos. And what with her parents new rules, plus all the fuss over her brother s bar mitzvah, her life is turning into a complete disaster. But as Abby learns to communicate better and finds friends who love her for who she is, she discovers that her biggest weaknesses could be her greatest assets.
Hilarious and heartwarming, This Is Not the Abby Showis for everyone who knows that standing out is way more fun than blending in.
Like Jack Gantos s Joey Pigza books, this lively novel from Fischeroffers a firsthand view of life with ADHD. Publishers Weekly
A captivating portrayal of one girl s experiences with ADHD. . . . Fischer s spunky and introspective protagonist offers a sympathetic mirror for many kids, both boys and girls. Kirkus Reviews
The characters are likable and fun to follow from start to finish, and their growth rings true. The author does a great job of shining some light on ADHD and how it can affect people differently. School Library Journal"
- ISBN-13: 9780553536348
- ISBN-10: 0553536346
- Publisher: Delacorte Press
- Publish Date: July 2016
- Page Count: 320
- Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-05-02
- Reviewer: Staff
Like Jack Gantos’s Joey Pigza books, this lively novel from Fischer (Swimming with the Sharks) offers a firsthand view of life with ADHD. Abby Green intends to be a great actress someday and is currently a math whiz, but due to her disorganization and impulsiveness, she is a failure in English class, at least according to Mr. Finsecker, “the meanest teacher in the whole seventh grade.” Instead of spending the summer at a performing arts camp, Abby has to attend summer school. Worse, she’s grounded for vandalizing a car that she (wrongly) thought belonged to Mr. Finsecker. Though Abby believes this could be her worst summer to date, things turn out differently thanks to a special summer-school teacher and classmates who accept her as she is. Abby’s first-person narrative honestly expresses her frustrations with herself and those who don’t understand her, while hilariously recounting situations at school and at home with her colorful family. With the help of her therapist, Abby learns how to manage some of her behaviors and tap into talents she didn’t realize she had. Ages 9–12. Agent: Steven Chudney, Chudney Agency. (July)