Written by a teacher; edited by her students, has been lauded as a Hallmark card of YA fiction. Compared to Judy Blume's Are you there, God? This is Me, Margaret, Abby is the story of seventh grader Abigail Van Buren Masterson. Abigail's BFF is her diary until an uninvited, mysterious disease forces her mother to move their bohemiam family to a home that neither Abigail nor her brother knew existed. After attending five different schools in seven years, Abigail is finally situated in the loving security of her strange, if not eccentric, family. Still dependent upon her diary, Abigail realized the importance of human inneraction and even falls into a bit of a romance with her French partner, Adam. While learning more about her mother's diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis, Abigail copes with the attrocities of that disease as well as the reality of falling prey to HeadCheerleader Sheila, the school diva, drama queen and school bully.
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