Wednesday, December 14, 2016

This is NOT the Abby Show by Debbie Reed Fischer - ADVISABLE

Fischer, Debbie Reed This is NOT the Abby Show, 311 pgs. Random House (Penguin) 2016. $16.99. Language: G ( 0 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: PG ; Violence:  G.   

12-year-old Amy is gifted in math and science, but she also has ADHD, so she is impulsive and often does/says things she instantly regrets.  She is in so much trouble with her Language Arts teacher, she has been suspended until the end of the year and has failed the class.  Now, instead of going to theater camp, Abby is stuck in summer school.  But the new teacher seems to know how to work with her, plus, for the first time since she can remember, she has a group of friends.  Maybe Abby can finally pull herself together and stop getting in trouble all the time.  

Reminiscent of the Joey Pigza books, you don’t see a girl with this kind of ADHD very often.  It’s humorous and full of heart.  Abby is genuine and sweet, she is surrounded by both caring people and people who do not understand her.  A good example of what may be going on in the life of a child struggling with ADHD.  
EL - ADVISABLE  Lisa Librarian

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