This Is Not the Abby Show (Hardcover)

By Debbie Reed Fischer

Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 9780553536348, 320pp.

Publication Date: July 12, 2016

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Description

“Abby’s funny and engaging first-person narrative recalls the tone of Jeff Kinney’s Wimpy Kid and Rachel Renee Russell’s Dork Diaries, and the ultimate message—friends can help bring out the best in someone—is heartwarming.” —Booklist
 
Fans of Joey Pigza, Meg Cabot, and Because 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 Show is 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 Fischer offers 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


About the Author

DEBBIE REED FISCHER is the author of novels for teens and tweens and has been praised by Kirkus Reviews for balancing “weighty issues with a sharp wit.” When she isn’t writing, Debbie is chatting online with her readers, teaching writing workshops, playing guitar, singing with her band, running, or watching just about anything on TV. She has lived in England, Greece, and Israel and now lives in South Florida with her husband and two sons, who don’t mind eating takeout when she is on deadline. Visit her at debbiereedfischer.com.


Praise For This Is Not the Abby Show

"Abby’s funny and engaging first-person narrative recalls the tone of Jeff Kinney’s Wimpy Kid and Rachel Renee Russell’s Dork Diaries, and the ultimate message—friends can help bring out the best in someone—is heartwarming." --Booklist

"Like Jack Gantos’s Joey Pigza books, this lively novel from Fischer offers a firsthand view of life with ADHD."--Publisher's 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

"A charming, funny, and heartfelt adventure, Abby's story will touch your heart, your soul, and your funny bone."--DAVID LUBAR, author of Hidden Talents and the Weenies short-story collections
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.