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Missing Abby

by Lee Weatherly

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I tried to read this book. It was too jumpy and could get dated quickly ( )
  XRAY | Jan 25, 2009 |
13 year old Emma is shocked to find out that her former best friend is missing - and it appears that she was the last person to see her. Emma stopped being friends with Abby after something that happened to her at her old school - something that is related to Abby's "weirdness". Emma feels both guilty and sorry that Abby is gone - but it is her disappearance that leads to Emma realising that being weird can be okay.
This is interesting and sad in places - both for the mystery of what has happened to Abby, and for Emma's gradual working up to accepting and standing up for her weirdness.
  alasen_reads | Jun 30, 2008 |
It starts with a missing persons report. Emma is shocked to read in the paper about her former best friend Abby who's gone missing. She's even more shocked to find out that Emma was the last one to see her. As the book's chapters count the days since Abby went missing, we find out more about Emma and why she fell out with Abby. She's hiding some things from her new friends and from her parents... and maybe from herself. As Emma works to find Abby, she is forced to deal with some buried feelings that she thought she wanted to forget.

This is both an intriguing mystery story and a story about finding your true friends and being who you are. Although secondary characters are mostly one-dimensional, the story is really about Emma's transformation and she's a likeable, imperfect heroine. ( )
  abbylibrarian | Dec 28, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0553494880, Mass Market Paperback)

WHEN 13-YEAR-OLD EMMA bumps into her old friend Abby on the bus one Saturday afternoon, she later realizes that she was the last person to see Abby before her mysterious disappearance. Amidst the media frenzy and everyone’s struggle to come to terms with the possibility of Abby’s death, Emma starts a terrifying journey of her very own, as she uncovers things that lead to a discovery even the police have not thought of. . . .

From the acclaimed author of Child X comes a thrilling and memorable novel for readers of all abilities.

Praise for Child X:

“It is compelling, heartfelt, and sadly, totally believable. British slang will not deter the reader from racing through this gripping tale.”—VOYA, Starred


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As the last one to see thirteen-year-old Abby, Emma is determined to discover the truth about her mysterious disappearance, spurred in part by her feelings of guilt over ending their friendship in order to ensure popularity at her new school.

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