Friday, March 20, 2015
But things don't go the way Abigail expects. First Allicam are in one homeroom, and Abigail is in another. Plus, they don't have any classes together. Plus, Abigail is in Old Hawk's homeroom, the oldest and strictest teacher in school. Plus, Abigail also has Old Hawk for language arts. Plus, Old Hawk is making them do a friendly letter assignment all year long. Plus, Old Hawk is assigning the partners.
Abigail's partner is Gabby Marco, the weirdest girl in school. She can't believe how terrible her luck is. Not only is she separated from Allicam, but she is forced to write letters to Flabby Gabby. This girl laughs randomly and lives in a beat up trailer. Sixth grade is not going well.
The real problem, though, is Abigail begins to see Gabby as a real person who is actually kind of fun. She also starts to see the mean side of Allicam. Abigail knows she should defend her new friend, but that would mean giving up her old friends and her goals for 6th grade.
Nancy Cavanaugh's new book perfectly captures the middle school struggle of changing friendships and dealing with bullies. This book really took me back to my own middle school days. Abigail is the perfect every girl stuck between wanting to be popular and doing the right thing. I highly recommend this book!