The Second Life of Abigail Walker by Frances O’Roark Dowell audiobook

The Second Life of Abigail Walker

By Frances O’Roark Dowell
Read by Maria Cabezas

Recorded Books, Inc.
4.78 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781470370374

Critically acclaimed author Frances O'Roark Dowell has penned numerous books for young adults, including the Edgar Award-winning Dovey Coe. The Second Life of Abigail Walker introduces listeners to Abby, a sixth grader who's a little heavier than her peers--and who shoulders the brunt of their ridicule because of it. Finally giving up on trying to fit in, Abby discovers a new life, and new friends, waiting just around the bend.

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Summary

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A 2012 Publishers Weekly Best Book: Children's Fiction

Critically acclaimed author Frances O'Roark Dowell has penned numerous books for young adults, including the Edgar Award-winning Dovey Coe. The Second Life of Abigail Walker introduces listeners to Abby, a sixth grader who's a little heavier than her peers--and who shoulders the brunt of their ridicule because of it. Finally giving up on trying to fit in, Abby discovers a new life, and new friends, waiting just around the bend.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“What’s wonderful is how Dowell…gracefully draws the many concentric circles of Abby’s life.” New York Times Book Review
“Dowell masterfully handles the hot button topic of bullying and will have readers contemplating the pettiness and self-loathing that supports it. Beating at the triumphant heart of the book is Abigail’s realization that life is fullest when experienced genuinely. This is a story of Abigail’s crossings: crossing a computer lab to make a friend; crossing a street to find peaceful isolation; crossing a creek to escape a tormentor; and crossing all the lines drawn to prevent her from feeling alive inside. A timely and heartening book for today’s middle schoolers.” Booklist (starred review)
“Dowell creates a sympathetic and honest heroine with a flair for drama, humor, and creativity, and she resists a tidy ending in a novel that feels both timeless and entirely of-the-moment.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Author Bio: Frances O’Roark Dowell

Author Bio: Frances O’Roark Dowell

Frances O’Roark Dowell is the bestselling and critically acclaimed author of Dovey Coe, which won the Edgar Award, Where I’d Like to BeThe Secret Language of Girls and its sequel The Kind of Friends We Used to Be, Chicken Boy, Shooting the Moon, which was awarded the Christopher Medal, and more. She lives with her husband and two sons in Durham, North Carolina.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 4.78
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English