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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.

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.

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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.

"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.

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