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Five Star Review!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Best Kind Of Promo!!!

Lisa I have your book in my possession here in Perrysburg, NY.  I am about to send it to my granddaughter in Virginia.  She is in sixth grade.  She is an A student but does not like to read anymore (social life ) since their move to Va. from Ohio where there were no girls to play with.  I think your book will keep her interested especially with the super short chapters and being age appropriate.  Personally the book was a God sent to me.  We were on the way to Myrtle Beach, S.C. where I found your book in the bathroom in West VA.  Did you really put that book in the bathroom or did someone just leave it?  Anyway, I fear my husband's driving.  In the past I read magazine articles, suduko, crosswords.  All are short and of course I would look up and be afraid because he was driving too fast.  But your book held my interest especially with identifying certain characteristics with my granddaughter and nieces with Abby.  I'm interested to hear if Jess can see certain traits too.  I…

correspondence

Hello Lisa, I bought a copy of your book from you at Tamarack a few weeks ago.  I actually specifically went to Tamarack to get a signed copy because being supportive of West Virginia authors is becoming sort of a hobby of mine.  I am in graduate school at the moment and with a 13-year old and a 6-year old, I don't have a lot of free time, but I started reading "Abby" yesterday and finished it this evening.  I really liked your book--it had many levels to it and I really enjoyed it.  I hope that as a teacher you see such deep thought going on with some of your students as what Abby's letters revealed.  My 13-year old daughter is miserable in middle school and has been experiencing some of what you described between Abby and Sheila.  I would like to think there are more kids like Abby than like Sheila.  This sort of book would be exactly what I would have read at about Abby's age;  I saw a lot of myself in what Abby wrote in her letters. I am 35 and have been writin…

reviews

Appalachian_Butterfly Posted October 11, 2011 You should give this book a tryThis is very enjoyable with a lot of thoughtful reflection within the main character, Abby. The story is told entirely in a letter format so the reader gets to connect closely with Abby's thoughts. Middle school is a tough time for kids and this book gives the reader the "inside" story from a girl dealing with her mother's illness, family issues, a first boyfriend, and the unavoidable "mean girl" cheerleader. A good story that is well worth the read!

Greenbrier Resort, White Sulphur Springs, WV

Thank you, West Virginia State Reading Association!!!!!!!!!

Barnes and Noble

October 16 at B&N