Baskin, Nora Raleigh.
WHAT EVERY GIRL (EXCEPT ME) KNOWS
New York : Dell Yearling, 2002
IL 5-8, RL 7.6
Gabby’s father tells her that he is going to marry his girlfriend, Cleo,
Gabby is thrilled. Maybe other kids wouldn’t want a stepmother, but Gabby
is convinced that all of the other girls know better how to be a girl than
she does…Gabby’s mother died when she was 3. Gabby has finally made a best
friend, Taylor, a new girl who has just moved in who seems to have a perfect
house, a perfect life and a mother.
What Every Girl (except me) Knows captures what it feels like to grow up without a mother. It’s a wonderful story that will make you laugh and cry. (Melissa Bowman, Melissa.Bowman@pisd.edu, Armstrong Middle School, Lone Star Book Award nominee, 2003-2004)
Identity -- Fiction.
Mothers -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Death -- Fiction.