JUST LIKE ME
Here’s what people are saying:
"Incredibly moving, Julia starts to come to terms with the sea of repressed emotions that surrounds her adoption, and her bunkmates, who have their own secrets and vulnerabilities, acknowledge and share them as well. . . a touching ending."
My daughter, who is adopted from China, and her “Chinese Sisters,” the girls adopted from the same orphanage she was, were the real inspiration for this book. These girls began their life together in China and are now still friends. They also went to summer camp together as the girls in the story do. Though my daughter’s experience is unique in many ways, it also embraces many truths that are universal for all middle grade readers.
THIS JOURNAL BELONGS TO RATCHET
Publisher's Weekly says,
"Cavanaugh uses bold, often humorous first-person narration to capture the essence of an unconventional heroine struggling to figure out who she is supposed to be."
Booklist Online writes,
"Ratchet is a thoroughly relatable character whose wish for normalcy will strike a chord with readers."
Abigail dreams of being a pom-pom girl, but when sixth grade doesn't turn out the way she planned, she finds herself having to choose between the little bit of popularity she has left or risking it all to be a true friend.
Praise for ALWAYS, ABIGAIL
"Brimming with honesty and heart,"
Caroline Starr Rose, award-winning author of May B.
"Told in the hyper-chatty, status obsessed voice of your secretly sweet best friend, Always, Abigail is always adorable,"
Tim Federle, award-winning author of Better Nate Than Ever