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Always, Abigail

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A 2015-16 Texas Bluebonnet Award nominee! "Brimming with honestly and heart."—Caroline Starr Rose, award-winning author of May B

Sixth grade to-do list:
• Make the pom-pom squad!
• Get photo in the yearbook
• With Alli and Cami, become the three most popular girls at Crestdale Heights Middle School!

Abigail and her two best friends are poised for a life of pom-poms and popularity—until Abigail doesn't make the squad. And is assigned a different homeroom. And gets the school's biggest outcast as her Friendly Letter partner. Abigail can hardly believe her bad luck! Gabby is really nice, but she's so weird! It's not like Abigail can stop her classmates from making fun of Gabby...right?

"Told in the hyper-chatty, status-obsessed voice of your secretly sweet best friend, Always, Abigail is always adorable." —Tim Federle, author of Better Nate Than Ever

Praise for This Journal Belongs to Ratchet:

"A book that is full of surprises...Triumphant."—Kirkus, STARRED review
"Cavanaugh uses bold, often humorous first-person narration to capture the essence of an unconventional heroine."—Publishers Weekly

From Publishers Weekly

Sep 08, 2014 – In a format akin to that of her debut, This Journal Belongs to Ratchet, Cavanaugh offers an accessible and insightful coming-of-age story told primarily through lists and letters, and embellished with doodles. Abigail and her best friends Alli and Cami are starting sixth grade with the goal of fulfilling a lifelong dream: becoming pom-pom girls. But Alli and Cami wind up in a different homeroom than Abigail, and while they both make the pom-pom squad, Abigail is named an alternate. Further compromising her social standing, Abigail is paired up with school pariah Gabby for a writing assignment. Seasoned readers may foresee Abigail's journey to choosing real friendship with Gabby over the lure of popularity, but the story holds a few unexpected turns, as well as a strong sense of the emotional, physical, psychological, and moral growth that often accompany the middle-school years. Cavanagh builds the relationship between Gabby and Abigail with a tender and knowing touch, allowing funny moments to rest alongside cringe-worthy ones. Ages 9 12.

Customer Reviews

Sequel, please!

👍👍👍👍 I enjoyed the book. It's not really in a normal book format, though. What I mean by that is there isn't much to actually read, but it's interesting how it tells a story so well yet the sentences aren't long and they're usually just in word bubbles or in to do lists. I thought it was a good book😉 If you're going into middle school or are in middle school I think you'll like it!👍📖📖📖📖

Always, Abigail
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  • $7.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Coming of Age
  • Published: Aug 05, 2014
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc
  • Seller: Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Print Length: 320 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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