Abby McDonald - Author

About the Author

Abby McDonald graduated from Oxford University with a degree in politics, philosophy and economics - and a penchant for teen pop culture of every kind. An entertainment critic turned full-time author, she now lives in Los Angeles. She is the author of two other novels for young adults - Life Swap and Boys, Bears and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots - as well as two adult novels.

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Getting Over Garrett Delaney

Getting Over Garrett Delaney

Author: Abby McDonald Format: eBook Release Date: 18/04/2013

Can Sadie overcome her unrequited crush for good? Abby McDonald serves up her trademark wit and wisdom in a hilarious new novel.Sadie is in love - with her best friend, Garrett Delaney. But Garrett has been oblivious to Sadie's feelings for him ever since he sauntered into her life and wowed her with his passion for Proust, not to mention his deep blue eyes. For two long, painful years, Sadie has been Garrett's constant companion, sharing his taste in everything from tragic Russian literature to art films to '80s indie rock. When Garrett leaves for a summer literary retreat, Sadie is sure that the absence will make his heart grow fonder - until he calls to say that he's fallen in love with another girl! Heartbroken, Sadie realizes she's finally had enough and that it's time for a total Garrett detox. Aided by a barista job, an eclectic crew of new friends (including hunky chef Josh) and a customized self-help guide, Sadie embarks on a summer of personal reinvention full of laughter, meltdowns ... and a double shot of love.

Anti-Prom

Anti-Prom

Author: Abby McDonald Format: eBook Release Date: 03/05/2012

They've spent years at the same high school without speaking a word to one another, but that's all about to change. Popular Bliss has the perfect boyfriend, the perfect prom dress - and now the perfect case for revenge after finding her best friend and boyfriend making out in the back of a limo. Bad girl Jolene wouldn't be caught dead at the prom, yet (due to her mother's ultimatum) here she is, trussed up in pink ruffles, wondering whether boot camp might have been the better choice. And shy, studious, uber-planner Meg, ready to stop being a wallflower and start experiencing life firsthand, never counted on her date's standing her up and leaving her idling in the car park outside the prom. Get ready for The Anti-Prom, Abby McDonald's hilarous, heart-tugging tale about three girls on one crazy night.

Life Swap

Life Swap

Author: Abby McDonald Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2012

Take an administrative snafu, a bad break-up, and what shall heretofore be known as "e;The Hot-Tub Incident"e;, and you've got two thoroughly unprepared sophomores on a semester abroad. For American party girl Tasha, an escape to tweedy Oxford may be a chance to ditch her recent fame as a tabloid temptress, but wading Uggs-deep in feminist theory is not her idea of a break. Meanwhile, the British half of the exchange, studious control-freak Emily, nurses an aching heart amid the bikinis and beer pong of U. C. Santa Barbara. Soon desperation has the girls texting each other tips - on fitting in, finding love and figuring out who they really are. With an anthropologist's eye for cultural detail and a true ear for teen-speak, exciting new novelist Abigail McDonald crafts a very funny, fast-paced, poignant look at survival, sisterhood, and the surprising ways we discover our true selves.

Anti-Prom

Anti-Prom

Author: Abby McDonald Format: eBook Release Date: 12/04/2011

Three unlikely allies team up for a night of rebellion, romance, and revenge in a high-stakes dramedy from acclaimed young author Abby McDonald.Theyve spent years at the same high school without speaking a word to one another, but thats all about to change. Popular Bliss was having the perfect prom until she found her BFF and boyfriend making out in the back of a limo. Bad girl Jolene wouldnt be caught dead at the prom, yet here she is, trussed up in pink ruffles, risking her reputation for some guysome guy who is forty minutes late. And shy, studious, ber-planner Meg never counted on her dates standing her up and leaving her idling in the parking lot outside the prom. Get ready for The Anti-Prom, Abby McDonalds hilarious, heart-tugging tale about three girls and one unforgettable prom night.

Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots

Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots

Author: Abby McDonald Format: eBook Release Date: 17/03/2011

Can a boy-hungry Jersey girl survive the wilds of Canada - with her eco-identity intact? A witty new YA novel from the author of Life Swap.Seventeen-year-old Jenna may hail from the 'burbs of New Jersey, but Green Teen activism is her life. So when her mum suggests they spend the summer at Grandma's Florida condo, Jenna pleads to visit her hippie godmother, Susie, up in rural Canada. Jenna is psyched at the chance to commune with this nature she's heard so much about - and the cute, plaid-wearing boys she's certain must roam there. But after a few unpleasant run-ins with local wildlife (from a moose called Madge to Susie's sullen Goth stepdaughter to a hot but hostile boy named Reeve), Jenna gets the idea that her long-held ideals, like vegetarianism and conservation, don't play so well with this population of real outdoorsmen. A dusty survival guide offers Jenna amusing tips on navigating the wilderness, and those who call it home - but can she learn to navigate the surprising turns of her heart?

Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots

Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots

Author: Abby McDonald Format: eBook Release Date: 17/03/2011

Can a boy-hungry Jersey girl survive the wilds of Canada - with her eco-identity intact? A witty new YA novel from the author of Life Swap.Seventeen-year-old Jenna may hail from the 'burbs of New Jersey, but Green Teen activism is her life. So when her mum suggests they spend the summer at Grandma's Florida condo, Jenna pleads to visit her hippie godmother, Susie, up in rural Canada. Jenna is psyched at the chance to commune with this nature she's heard so much about - and the cute, plaid-wearing boys she's certain must roam there. But after a few unpleasant run-ins with local wildlife (from a moose called Madge to Susie's sullen Goth stepdaughter to a hot but hostile boy named Reeve), Jenna gets the idea that her long-held ideals, like vegetarianism and conservation, don't play so well with this population of real outdoorsmen. A dusty survival guide offers Jenna amusing tips on navigating the wilderness, and those who call it home - but can she learn to navigate the surprising turns of her heart?

Sophomore Switch

Sophomore Switch

Author: Abby McDonald Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2010

Reeling from the aftershocks of the hot-tub incident, American party girl Tasha jumps at the chance to get away from the spotlight and spend a semester abroad at tweedy Oxford University. Meanwhile, studious control freak Emily, reeling from her own romantic incident, decides shed like a change, too. Soon, Tasha finds herself Uggs-deep in feminist theory, while Emily attempts to navigate bikinis and beer pong at UC Santa Barbara. Will these two survive their sophomore year switch?

Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots

Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots

Author: Abby McDonald Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2010

Can a boy-hungry Jersey girl survive the wilds of Canada with her eco-identity intact? A witty new YA novel from the author of Sophomore Switch.Jenna may hail from the burbs of New Jersey, but Green Teen activism is her life. So when her mom suggests they spend the summer at Grandmas Florida condo, Jenna pleads instead to visit her hippie godmother, Susie, up in rural Canada. Jenna is psyched at the chance to commune with this nature shes heard aboutand the cute, plaidwearing boys shes certain must roam there. But after a few run-ins with local wildlife (from a larger-than-life moose to Susies sullen Goth stepdaughter to a hot but hostile boy named Reeve), Jenna gets the idea that her long-held ideals, like vegetarianism and conservation, dont play so well with this population of real outdoorsmen. A dusty survival guide offers Jenna amusing tips on navigating the wildernessbut can she learn to navigate the turns of her heart?

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