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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."

"Fischer creates 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

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This is Not the Abby Show by Debbie Reed Fischer
ISBN-Hardcover: 978-0553536348
ISBN-Ebook: 0553536346
Random House / Delacorte Press
for Young Readers
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-sorta-kinda 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.

"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.

“There’s a hilarious new star on the scene. Despite her many ADHD-fueled mistakes, irrepressible Abby Green will make you fall crazy in love with her. You’ll root wildly for Abby as she navigates floundering friendships, a sometimes frustrating family, summer school, and a derailed dream.”
-- Donna Gephart, author of Death by Toilet Paper and Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen