MISSING ABBY by Lee Weatherly

MISSING ABBY

Age Range: 12 - 15

KIRKUS REVIEW

Thirteen-year-old Emma and her best friend Abby were fascinated with fantasy adventures, but Emma was tormented for her hobby and called a freak in their school. Desperate to escape, she abandoned Abby and transferred to a new school, where she found a new set of friends. A year later, Abby is missing, and Emma learns that she was the last to see her in a chance encounter on a bus. Wrestling with her emotions, Emma suffers more torment from Abby’s new friends as she tries to help in the search. She tries to cope with the situation alone, leading her to lie to her parents, but also rediscovers her joy in fantasy and learns the meaning of friendship. The suspense is constant, as efforts to find Abby lead nowhere until Emma finally remembers something significant. But the British story also focuses on Emma’s growth in emotional maturity and should easily appeal to American readers. (Fiction. 12-15)

Pub Date: Nov. 9th, 2004
ISBN: 0-385-75052-8
Page count: 208pp
Publisher: David Fickling/Random
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1st, 2004




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