Friday, June 3, 2016

Always, Abigail

Synopsis (from Amazon): From the award-winning author of This Journal Belongs to Ratchet, a hilarious and heartwarming story told exclusively through lists and letters.
Sixth Grade To Do List:
1. Make the Pom Pom Squad!
2. Be best friends forever with Alli and Cami
3. Don't panic when #1 and #2 look like they're totally not going to happen
Abigail and her two best friends are poised for a life of pom-poms and popularity. But not only does Abigail end up in a different homeroom, she doesn't make the squad. Then everyone's least favorite teacher pairs Abigail up with the school's biggest outcast for a year-long Friendly Letter Assignment. Abigail can hardly believe her bad luck! As her so-called best friends and dreams of pom pom fame start to slip away, Abigail has to choose between the little bit of popularity she has left or letting it go to be a true friend.
A Texas Bluebonnet Award nominee

One (or more) Sentence Summary: First, I loved the title!  Abigail always wanted to a Pom, she has been practicing for years with her two best friends.  Sixth grade is not what she was expecting.  Her two best friends are not in class, her mom had her teacher when she was in sixth grade and she is paired up with Gabby, the class weirdo.  Even though 6th grade does not turn out as Abigail planned, she learned so much about herself and others and becomes a better person.  In the end, she makes great decisions, even if they unpopular.  I just loved this book.

Favorite Character(s):  Abigail, of course.  Even though it was hard for her, she made the right choice(s) 

Fast read/slow read:  Always, Abigail is written in list form.  It was very easy and fast to read.

Would I Read Other Books by the Author: I would love to read another book by the author.  I am going to read, This Journal Belongs to Ratchet and Just Like Me.

Nancy J. Cavanaugh has a BS in education and an MA in curriculum and instruction with multiple published works. She was a teacher for more than fifteen years and currently works as a Library Media Specialist at an elementary school. Nancy lives in Tarpon Springs, FL with her husband and daughter. Visit

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