Ducky: Diary One Ducky’s old buddies have changed, leaving him feeling alone . . . Maybe he doesn’t need guy friends anyway
Sophomore Christopher McCrae has been called “Ducky” for as long as he can remember. It wasn’t his choice, but it fits because it’s weird and funny, just like him. Ducky’s nickname has not changed, but other things have: His best friend, Jay, has started hanging with the Cro Mags—the kind of guys who spend their energy picking on guys like Ducky—and his other friend Alex is always spaced out and moody.
Hanging out with his new friends Dawn, Sunny, Maggie, and Amalia has been cool, but he misses the connection to his guy friends. His parents are in Ghana for a year, and have left him alone with his older brother, Ted, who is gone most of the time. When Jay throws a party and invites Ducky and Alex, Ducky thinks things might be turning around. But when the night takes an unexpected turn, Ducky realizes it’s not so easy to reconnect with his old friends.
This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Ann M. Martin, including rare images from the author’s collection.
Ann M. Martin grew up in Princeton, New Jersey. After attending Smith College, where she studied education and psychology, she became a teacher at a small elementary school in Connecticut. Martin also worked as an editor of children’s books before she began writing full time. Martin is best known for the Baby-Sitters Club series, which has sold over one hundred seventy million copies. Her novel A Corner of the Universe won a Newbery Honor in 2003. In 1990, she cofounded the Lisa Libraries, which donates new children’s books to organizations in underserved areas. Martin lives in upstate New York with her three cats.