This is not the Abby Show

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By Debbie Reed Fischer

Book Source: Own

Book Status: Available

PS – there is a giveaway option at the end of this so read all the way through

While discussing my excitement for an upcoming book about an ADHD girl, it was suggested I find this book. OMG OMG best recommendation ever! It is so cool to find a book about a 2E girl because I am one. And it isn’t a butterfly and rainbows story, it is exactly how my life is, well not exactly but close.

The first few chapters were very hard to read because it was hard reading how people think an ADHD kid behaves. Her teacher was really mean and not helping. I have also experienced that.

So on with the review:

This book is about a girl who has ADHD and gets in A LOT of trouble, I’m not telling what, but it’s big! She has to go to summer school instead of the camp she was going to go to! It’s partially because her teacher, Mr. Finsecker, is the absolute WORST TEACHER ON THE PLANET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He doesn’t even read her IEP! She flunks cause of his super bad support and teaching!

Then things turn around when she gets a nice summer school teacher, he’s the absolute BEST TEACHER ON THE PLANET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He helps her learn to manage her adhd and encourages her to use some of it as a superpower. It would be nice to have more teachers like him.

It was nice to see how Abbey managed friendships, she had one that included her and her “BFF”. The BFF was super mean. The she learns to be friends with kids that she never thought to try to befriend. In the end she works on her bad friendship.

This book is unique because, for one, most books about ADHD kids are NOT about a Jewish girl, for two, of every kind of book, I think the books about ADHD people as the least read & made. For 3 ADHD book characters lives are always cupcakes and butterflies!!!!

People who should read this are…. kids with ADHD, parents of kids with ADHD, people interested in the lives of kids with ADHD, and well anyone that has a connection to ADHD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I really recommend it for teachers to understand what life is really like with ADHD.

Life as a 2E kid is not easy at all. People think because you are super smart it is but nope. Life usually feels unbalanced. Life seems harder than it does for other kids. It can feel like nothing you do is right. The first line in the book nails it.

Seriously this book is the story of my life or pretty darn close to it.

Giveaway: I am giving away a copy of this book (plus a bookmark & sticker). To enter leave a comment on this post about the book that you unexpectedly fell in love with. Giveaway runs until next Friday December 21st

4 thoughts on “This is not the Abby Show”

  1. Thank you for sharing your experiences!

    I loved The War That Saved My Life! I’d heard about it for so long and finally listened to the audio! Amazing!

    1. B, do you think a 2nd grader would like this book as a read aloud? I know another little girl a lot like you who would love to see those messages too!

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