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An Egg on Three Sticks by Jackie Fischer

An Egg on Three Sticks

by Jackie Fischer

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One day twelve-year-old Abby comes home to find her mother gone and a neighbor in her kitchen. Before she is even told what happened, she starts thinking back over the past few months to put together clues about her home life. After her mother is sent to a mental hospital, Abby struggles to grow up without a mother, to grow up period, with a war waging in Vietnam. I can't tell too much else without giving away a lot, but this book is a must-read. I didn't know what to expect from this book, but I was hooked after the first few pages and absolutely loved it overall. ( )
  howifeelaboutbooks | Nov 4, 2015 |
Great Book! Told to you by a 13 year old who at times is funny, interesting and brutally honest!
  Sveta222 | May 6, 2009 |
There is only one way to describe this book... One of the best books I have EVER read! No other way... Great, great job! ( )
  Bookworm31 | Jun 8, 2008 |
Incredible book. Told from the voice of a thirteen-year-old in short chapters with stunningly simple description of the breakdown of a family, the rebuild, and the breakdown, once again. The narrator's voice is both that of a child and adult, and even ifyou've never been through what she's been through, you can feel it like it's happening to you. Excellent book. ( )
  tuff517 | Sep 11, 2007 |
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Finally Abby is thirteen. A real teenager who only wants to pierce her ears, have a boyfriend, and run her own life. But when her mother suffers a nervous breakdown, Abby faces a life far different from what she hoped for. Set in the Bay Area in the '70s, An Egg on Three Sticks is Jackie Moyer Fischer's emotional, funny, and extraordinarily heartfelt novel about Abby's struggle to hold her family together, find love from a mother who has little to give, and simply try to be thirteen.

With a voice completely fresh and honest, Abby takes us on a journey that is often hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking, and overwhelmingly hopeful. But a journey no thirteen-year-old should have to take.

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In the San Francisco Bay Area in the early 1970s, twelve-year-old Abby watches her mother fall apart and must take on the burden of holding her family together.

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