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Baskin, Nora Raleigh.
New York : Dell Yearling, 2002
IL 5-8, RL 7.6
ISBN 0440418526
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When 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,, Armstrong Middle School,  Lone Star Book Award nominee, 2003-2004)

SUBJECTS:     Identity -- Fiction.
                    Mothers -- Fiction.
                    Friendship -- Fiction.
                    Death -- Fiction.

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