For nine-year-old Abby McAdams, everything seems to be changing. Her cousin and best friend, Zoe, has moved across the country, her mom is going back to work, and Abby is stuck in the only after-school activity still available — running — which she absolutely loathes. Her perspective on the world is changing, too, after an encounter in her community sheds light on the issue of homelessness in her town. On top of everything, sudden changes in Abby's body mean she has to deal with things like deodorant, bras, and uncomfortable conversations. And without her best friend by her side, she's not sure she can handle it all.
She's not a grown-up yet, but she definitely doesn't feel like a little kid anymore. She's Abby, in between. From prolific author Megan E. Bryant comes the first book in a young middle-grade series about a girl trying to grapple with all the chaos that can come from growing up.
"Bryant handles challenging, uncomfortable subjects with a lighthearted tone, allowing these topics to resonate with the younger end of middle grade readers. Abby learns about tiny house communities and corporate layoffs, and her mom learns that girls are going through puberty younger nowadays. These elements, alongside the evergreen challenges of growing up, create a story that is timely and universal. The conclusion feels like a ray of sunshine, empowering and hopeful, and will have readers eagerly awaiting the next book. — School Library Journal
|Recommended Age||8 - 11|
|Author||Megan E. Bryant|
|Publication Date||Feb 15, 2022|
|Series Name||Abby In Between|