Books narrated: 11

#90 Welcome to the BSC, Abby (gw: Nola Thacker) my favorite Abby book
#96 Abby’s Lucky Thirteen (gw: Nola Thacker)
#104 Abby’s Twin (gw: Suzanne Weyn)
#110 Abby the Bad Sport (gw: Nola Thacker)
#116 Abby and the Best Kid Ever (gw: Nola Thacker)
#121 Abby in Wonderland (gw: Suzanne Weyn)
#127 Abby’s Unvalentine (gw: Nola Thacker)

M#23 Abby and the Secret Society (gw: Ellen Miles)
M#28 Abby and the Mystery Baby
 (gw: Ellen Miles) my favorite Abby mystery
M#35 Abby and the Notorious Neighbor (gw: Ellen Miles)

Abby’s Book (gw: Jeanne Betancourt)

Abby’s Crushes-zero (tied with Shannon for eighth place)

Abby is five feet, seven inches tall.

Abby is allergic to: cat litter, cheese, dog dander, milk, paint (apparently every kind, so maybe latex too), shellfish, strawberries, tomatoes. However, there are books in which she eats pizza with cheese and tomato sauce, and strawberries, and other things that should cause allergic reactions. Her allergies seemed to have developed sometime between first and fourth grade. If she were to start keeping Kosher, those food allergies would actually work well with it, as shellfish isn't Kosher, and dairy can’t be eaten with meat, so she wouldn't be having say, a cheeseburger. She also has asthma that’s aggravated by exercise, allergies, and stress, is near-sighted, and has mild scoliosis. But she's still  very active and athletic. She especially enjoys soccer.

Abby joins the BSC in #89 Kristy and the Dirty Diapers and quits due to a desire to have more free time in the Friends Forever Super Special Everything Changes. From then on, she’s an honorary member.

Abby and her sister attend SMS rather than Kelsey Middle School despite living in the latter’s district, because of the superior music program at SMS.

Abby and her family are Jewish, of Eastern European descent.

Abby is a fan of shows such as America’s Most Wanted.

Abby get sick to her stomach if she tries to read or write in a moving vehicle, like Claudia.

Like Shannon, Abby impersonates people a lot. Mary Anne thinks she can go too far sometimes.

Abby knows what champagne tastes like.

Charlie Chaplin is one of Abby’s heroes. She’s also a huge fan of Elvis.

Abby’s Family

Abby lives with her mother Rachel (maiden name Goldberg) and twin sister Anna. Her father Jonathan is deceased, having been struck and killed by a drunk driver.

The Stevenson parents knew they were expecting identical girl twins. It’s implied they were NOT born via c-section, which is totally possible with cooperative twins. It can be risky for some identical twins, for example, those sharing a placenta who develop twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. Mrs. Stevenson also breastfed the twins, quite a feat especially in the BSC world that has most mothers of even single babies use formula. The girls were born a month early, common for twins. It’s especially fortunate later, when their father is killed a month after their birthday, closer to what their due date would have been.

Mrs. Stevenson is initially described as an only child, but is later revealed to have an estranged sister. The reveal comes with a reconciliation and a baby cousin for Abby and Anna.

Abby’s mom studied in England during her junior year of college.

After her husband was killed by a drunk driver, Mrs. Stevenson threw herself into her career (she’s a book editor) and is something of a workaholic now. She used to be really into cooking and baking, but not so much after being widowed.

When Abby goes with Kristy to be a counselor at Camp Mohawk in Everything Changes, her mother cries as the bus pulls away, which I wasn't expecting at all.

Anna is diagnosed with scoliosis in Abby’s Twin and has to wear a back brace to correct it. Unlike Abby, she has neither allergies nor asthma. She prefers glasses to contacts to correct her near-sightedness.

Anna is good friends with Shannon.

Anna is an accomplished violinist.

Anna likes frogs.

In Abby in Wonderland, Abby’s maternal grandmother is waiting to hear whether she has breast cancer. We never find out the official diagnosis.

A great-uncle of Abby's was killed in action during World War II. Abby's great-grandmother came to the United States from Germany in the 1920s; nine of her twelve siblings were murdered in the Holocaust.

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