Daring to be Abigail: A Novel

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Orchard Books, 1996 - Camps - 128 pages
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"I never say no to a dare", Abigail brags to her bunkmates at Camp Nashaquitsa. And so the dares begin. Play a prank; kiss a boy; tell a secret. But there's one secret she'll never tell. At home, Abigail is a coward. Here at camp, she can be fearless--the Abigail she's always wanted to be. But what can she do when the dares turn cruel?

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Abby, 11, has a promising first day at Camp Nashaquitsa: Her new bunkmates accept her as Abigail, as she would like to be known, and she expects to prove herself the strong, brave person she believes ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Rachel Vail, born on July 25, 1966 in Manhattan. She is an author of children's and young adult books. She grew up in New Rochelle, New York, and is a graduate of Georgetown University. Her debut novel Wonder won an Editor's Choice award from Booklist in 1991, and in 1992 her second novel, Do-Over, won that award also. She has authored several series which include Friendship Ring, Mama Rex and T, If We Kiss, and Avery Sisters Trilogy.

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