Author(s): Tony Abbott

Young Adult Fiction

"This novel may be brief, but it leaves a big impact."
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Tom's a normal seventh-grader, negotiating a slightly prickly stage in his long friendship with Jeff...The arrival of new girl Jessica Feeney, however, changes everything; Jessica, who is attending a local hospital for treatment, has been badly burned by a fire, and her terrible disfigurement shocks the class into confusion. This isn't the usual book about adjustment to difference; instead, Abbott brilliantly explores the kids' struggle to manage the intrusion of abnormality in their lives...this is a thoughtful exploration of a brief interlude's lasting impact."
-The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books


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Tony Abbott is the author of more than 35 books for young readers. He has been a bookseller and a librarian and currently lives in Connecticut with his wife and 2 daughters.

General Fields

  • : 9780316011709
  • : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • : Little, Brown & Company
  • : June 2007
  • : 194mm X 140mm X 11mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Tony Abbott
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : en
  • : 813.54
  • : 160