by Nancy J. Cavanaugh
Grades 5 & up
Abigail can not wait for sixth grade to start, so she and her two best friends can become the Pom Girls that they have always dreamed of being. But life doesn’t always work out the way we imagine it. Alli and Cami are in a different homeroom, together, and Abigail doesn’t even have lunch with them. She gets paired with the school’s geekiest girl for a year long project, and just when it seems things can’t get any worse, she is chosen as an alternate, not an actual Pom Girl. Told through lists, notes, and letters, this is a realistic view of the life and choices of a middle school girl. Recommended to grades 5-7.