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This is NOT the Abby Show

By: Debbie Reed Fisher

Comedy

Pretty much everything Abby does is inappropriate, but she’s always managed to keep things under control. Until now. Goodbye, summer of stardom. Hello, summer of boredom.

Ages: 10+

302 pages

Penguin Random House

Average Rating: (61 Ratings)

Best PJ Our Way book that I have read
Submitted 1/9/2019 by FlyingFox520

I loved this book!

I once had to write about my favorite PJ Our Way book and I chose this one. It was AMAZING and I would totally recommend it. I liked that it was not your average story about a middle school girl. Abby has ADHD and has to go to summer school. She has to give up her dream to use a summer camp to make her famous. In summer school, she makes new friends and focuses on not screwing up. I COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN!!!!!!!!! It is soooo good.

AWESOME Book!
Submitted 1/6/2019 by Hippiemama

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book was so good. I could not put it down. Abby has ADHD but her friends are so supportive and kind. You must read this book. SO AWESOME!

AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 1/4/2019 by skiergirl

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This was a very good book to read. Sometimes we don't understand people with ADHD. This is not the abby show shows us what kids with ADHD are going through. The book is sooooo funny!!! It is a touching hilarious story about friendship and life with ADHD.

Woo Hoo!
Submitted 1/3/2019 by cupcakebupcake

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book was really really awesome! It's really realistic and it teaches you a great lesson. It totally represents a child's life and it was a really great read. I loved this book and it was very entertaining.

MUST READ!!!!
Submitted 1/2/2019 by ellagood

I loved this book!

Abby has adhd, which can cause her mouth to get her in some sticky situations. Luckily, she has friends to help her. READ THIS! DO NOT PICK ANYTHING ELSE!!!

Must READ
Submitted 1/2/2019 by Annie2

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

It inspired me because I have a learning disability just like the main character. This made me feel like I can push through school.

Awesome but weird at times
Submitted 1/1/2019 by Mommyto2

I liked this book.

It was good but once in a while it was weird.

Love It
Submitted 12/17/2018 by DramaKid

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

Abby has ADHD, and tries to deal with it but flunks tests, spray paints a stranger's car, and has many other misadventures along the way. But still...it ALWAYS has to end with the friend that's a boy becoming the girl's boyfriend!!! Arghhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!

Meh.
Submitted 12/17/2018 by MissPuppyLuvr

This book was just OK

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book was alright, but Abby would not stop talking about having ADHD... and that's not what the book is about! I do love the ending though.

I LOVED IT😊🤩🤩
Submitted 12/10/2018 by panda2009

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

I really like this book 📖 because it’s so exciting and I recommend this book to everyone!

amazing
Submitted 12/9/2018 by monkeygirl

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

This was the best book EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 12/3/2018 by gymnast4life

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I really liked this book. Abby helped me understand others disabilities or feelings. I don't think the title really goes with the book, but this is still a must read!!!!!!!!!!!!

Submitted 12/2/2018 by 3bckid

This is my favorite book of all time
Submitted 12/2/2018 by Zebraears

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

When I read this book, I instantly loved it. It’s about a girl named Abby who has ADHD. She loves to act and always dreamed of having her own TV show. She had been waiting for a long time to go to acting summer camp. Then a weird turn of events occurred. She went to summer school! She hates the idea at first, then she gets used to it.

BEST. BOOK. EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 11/17/2018 by dcbookworm

This book made me think more about friendship.

I loved this book SO MUCH! this is my favorite book that I have received from PJ library AND pretty much my favorite of all time. it is about a girl who has ADHD and has to go to summer school. she thinks it is the "lemon juice on the paper-cut" that is her life, but it actually turns out to be great!

Very good book
Submitted 11/7/2018 by Lilm

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This Book was very Good I really liked it a lot it made me think about Friendship and how Abby's friends
helped her out at different times.

BEST BOOK!
Submitted 11/2/2018 by emojiandfun2

Thumbs up!

This book was really good! But it barely mentioned being Jewish. But the main character Abby, is very exciting! If you like easy to read fun books, this is the book for you! But if you want a book that talks about being Jewish this might not be the book for you.

So sweet!!
Submitted 11/1/2018 by MagicGirl09

I loved this book!

This book was so sweet! I like that Abby makes friends right from the start and because of them she ends up enjoying summer school so much!

Great book!
Submitted 11/1/2018 by Cupcake24

This book made me think more about friendship.

This was an amazing book. I couldn’t stop reading!!! Abby’s story is interesting and makes you want to read it over and over and over again! Sooooooo goooood!

FIVE STAR!
Submitted 10/11/2018 by Deborah

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I HIGHLY recommend this book!

Awesomeness!!!
Submitted 10/10/2018 by lostinabook

I loved this book!

This book was one of the best I've ever read. Abby's an awesome, insightful character and it is amazing how she can pull off a magic show, friendship, summer school, and the fact that she fights her unstoppable mouth daily. Read this book! Now!

This book shares an important message!
Submitted 10/8/2018 by allstar00

I would read more books by this author.

In this wonderful read, Abby is the person who wants to star in her own show! Of course, everyone makes some mistakes, and she finds herself in summer school. Abby must overcome physical and mental challenges to ensure that she is the friend she truly wants to be. I loved this book, and I highly recommend it!!

best book ever
Submitted 10/7/2018 by Readinggal

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This is one of my favorite books in the whole world. Even if it's not my favorite its still a close call. Every thing about this book is great!

I Couldn't Put It Down!!!
Submitted 10/7/2018 by doggiefriend

I loved this book!

This book was AMZING! By reading this book, you put your own life in Abby's shoes. I would recommend this book to others!📚

Best Book Ever!♡☆☆☆☆☆♡
Submitted 10/5/2018 by Lilm

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This is the Book I've Ever read other than the other Books I've read.

This book is amazing
Submitted 10/3/2018 by Happycamper

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I really liked this book because I have ADHD and I really connected with Abby. There are not many books about girls with ADHD. I was able to see myself in Abby. I learned more about how I can better control my ADHD. I thought it was well written.

Ummmmm Okay
Submitted 9/16/2018 by sheebabear10

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

Great book!
Submitted 9/10/2018 by Chosen_One

Thumbs up!

This book was great! I feel like people with ADHD can relate to this a lot. I don’t have ADHD, but I can still relate to the book and the main character because I have weird tics that I can’t stop doing. But yeah, overall, great book!

Top notch!!!
Submitted 9/9/2018 by cupcakenyc

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about friendship.

You should read this book if you like friends, acting, or you always try to find the best of things.

BEST BOOK IN PJ LIBARY
Submitted 9/8/2018 by book lover

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

such a good book NEVER got dry totally recommend this book

The Best book ever!
Submitted 9/6/2018 by JimmyKimmelrocks

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

Abby is stuck in summer school and ends up having the best summer ever and wanting to come back! She even wins an award for the best camper. however she falls into a lot of trouble. I recommend this book for 8 to 12 year old's. this book was awesome

This book was such a good book for action!!!!!!!
Submitted 9/5/2018 by dancerabi

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

Abby really likes to stand out and perform. But when she doesn't get her way, let's just say;
THIS IS THE ABBY SHOW :) :) :) :)

I really loved it!
Submitted 9/4/2018 by glimmerbookworm

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I really loved this book! It had a touching story, great characters, important morals, and more! Abby is an amazing character that every kid can relate to in one way or another. I really, really enjoyed reading this, I couldn't put it down! It made me laugh and beg for more!

😎AWESOME!!!
Submitted 9/4/2018 by Justin8

I loved this book!

This book was amazing! You should TOTALLY read it!

great! (but not my very favorite book)
Submitted 9/3/2018 by CUReader

I liked this book.

This book was a very good book. even though it is not my favorite book i liked it a lot. It is probably my favorite book from pj our way! I think you should read it too. byeeeee!

Such a good book!
Submitted 9/3/2018 by Iamgreat

I loved this book!

This book was about the ups and downs of Abby. She was in summer school. Such a bore! But when you have the best teacher and great friends, mostly everything was OK. She gets into trouble, makes new friends, and learns to really like summer school.
I would defiantly recommend this book to a friend. It was easy to follow, and was really enjoyable. Whatever Abby was feeling, you could feel it too. You could feel her happiness, and you could feel her pain.

Amazing book!!!!!!!!
Submitted 9/2/2018 by rag1215

Thumbs up!

I loved this book. I think you should read this book.

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 9/2/2018 by 567581

I loved this book!

This book was probably one of the best books I have read from PJ Library.

Book that explores human relationships.
Submitted 8/26/2018 by kodaly15

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

Abby struggles with ADD. She wants to be a star but doesn't know how to begin. She can't go a day without saying sorry. But will that help or hinder her comedy? This book is amazing and a real page-turner. Relatable to anyone and everyone.

amazing!!!!!
Submitted 8/15/2018 by LoveMusicGymnastics

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about friendship.

I think that this book was really good. It had had the right amount of detail. I thought it had only a little bit of things about being Jewish. It didn't teach me anything about being Jewish except when her brother had a bar mitzvah.

best book ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 8/10/2018 by RonenC

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book was the best! The reason for this is because of the comedy. I would recommend this book to others because of the topic. The topic is about a girl who has A.D.H.D. I have a brother who has A.D.H.D that is why I like the topic. Someone who would enjoy this book is someone who can relate to Abby’s situation. This book is Jewish because Abby’s family is Jewish. Also Abby’s brother Drew is having a bar mitzvah.

THE BEST BOOK I'VE EVER READ!!!!!
Submitted 8/9/2018 by dancer20

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

this book made me think more about family and friends because your family is always there to help you with your problems and struggles. And your friends are always there to encourage you. In this book it explains both family and friends. I also like how it contributes the outside world.

Submitted 8/5/2018 by Deborah

Great!!!
Submitted 8/5/2018 by thebusybee

Thumbs up!

This is amazing. If you get it, read it. Abby is an awesome character and i loved this. Puck out!

Just the best
Submitted 8/5/2018 by MiaGrace

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

you should definitely read this!!!!!!!

really great
Submitted 8/4/2018 by PokieBoy

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I really liked this book it's about a girl with ADHD and she thinks her life is ruined when she has to go to summer school but it turned out to be the best summer ever.

AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 8/4/2018 by doggiefriend

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

This book makes you feel empathetic for 12 year old Abby. Learn what it feels like to have ADHD, and have the worst teacher for English. On top of all of that, Abby has to spend her summer at summer school.

I love it!
Submitted 8/3/2018 by Bonelesschicken

I loved this book so much! the only thing I didn't like was that the mom does weight watchers. you are perfect just the way you are even if you are "super fat" or if you are super skinny!!! never do weight watchers!!! but again this was a lovely book!!

G R E A T !
Submitted 8/3/2018 by morielle

Thumbs up!

This book made me learn more about friendship and ADHD. This book is highly recommended!

Submitted 8/1/2018 by georgiavz

I would read more books by this author.

This book is amazing and funny.

Submitted 8/1/2018 by HPGIRL

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

Funny and Interesting

good
Submitted 7/22/2018 by EthanAudio

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I loved this book so much I want to read it again and again.This book says a lot to me!!!!!

This book feels like summer.
Submitted 7/19/2018 by candylover

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about friendship.

This is not the Abby show feels like a summertime place

Best book i read all read!!!
Submitted 7/17/2018 by Fire

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I have ADHD and I do many of the same things Abby does. I learned a lot from this book. Best book I read all year, I think. Wish I had more like this one. Teaches about friendship, what true friends are. The importance of family. As well as believing in yourself and others. A bazillion thumbs up!!! A must read for everyone for sure!

AWESOME!
Submitted 7/14/2018 by eeveelovelace

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I really liked this book! At first I was annoyed because Abby got in a lot of trouble but after I read some more I realized that I did like this book a lot!

This is One of my Favorite Books
Submitted 7/11/2018 by SadieDog

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

I have ADHD and am gifted. I'm happy to see the phrase twice-exceptional in the book. I see myself in Abby, in the 2e aspect and I have blue hair, too. Anyone who has just received a ADHD diagnosis should read this book. Actually, everyone should read this book, but especially kids who have just received a ADHD diagnosis, or are gifted, or both.

me
Submitted 6/4/2018 by Phillydog

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about friendship.

it was so cool

A M A Z I N G ! ! ! ! ! ! !
Submitted 6/4/2018 by BuzzyBee

I loved this book!

I loved this book!!!!!!!! It was SO SO SO good and I want to read it over and over and over and... okay, you get it. BUT SRSLY THIS BOOK IS THE BEST BOOK IVE EVER READ!!!!!!!!!!

This book is so good
Submitted 6/2/2018 by Taco14

I read this book with my mom at night and I am going to get another copy for my friend. This book is super funny and such a good book. I definitely give this book 5 out of 5 stars

Great Book
Submitted 6/1/2018 by bloom324

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book is about a girl named Abby. When she's sent to summer school, she's sure she's going to have the worst summer ever. However, her newfound friends and cool teacher make her realize her summer might turn around after all.

This was a book I wanted to read over and over again!
Submitted 5/30/2018 by NationalDT

I loved this book!

Twelve-year-old Abby has ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder). She loves acting and “will do anything for funny,” she says. When Abby flunks English class and makes the biggest mistake of her life she gets sent off to summer school. She thinks it will be awful, but will she be mistaken? This is a hilarious book that has a lot of life lessons but has a creative and funny way of showing them. This is a book that lots of kids can relate to. I would recommend it for kids ages 8-11 but really anyone can enjoy it.
By Cayla, National Design Team

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Debbie Reed Fischer
Author of This is NOT the Abby Show

Debbie Reed Fischer began her writing career in kindergarten, where she excelled at upper case letters and staying within the lines. Her father was a military diplomat, so she and her two brothers had an unusual childhood, growing up in England, Greece, and Israel. Now, she lives in South Florida with her husband and two kids.

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