Abby Spencer Goes to Bollywood (Paperback)
Thirteen-year-old Abby Spencer knows nothing about her father, and he knows nothing about her—he’d returned to India before her birth. After a severe allergic reaction to coconut, Abby’s mom succeeds in contacting her father who turns out to be Bollywood’s hottest film star. Over Thanksgiving vacation, Abby flies first-class to India to meet her father’s side of the family. Vivid descriptions of Mumbai and a glimpse into the red-carpet lifestyle make for a fun read for upper middle grade girls.— Jennifer
What thirteen-year-old Abby wants most is to meet her father. She just never imagined he would be a huge film star—in Bollywood! Now she's traveling to Mumbai to get to know her famous father. Abby is overwhelmed by the culture clash, the pressures of being the daughter of India's most famous celebrity, and the burden of keeping her identity a secret. But as she learns to navigate her new surroundings, she just might discover where she really belongs.
About the Author
Varsha Bajaj is the author of several books for children including How Many Kisses Do You Want Tonight? and T is for Taj Mahal. She lives in Texas with her husband and two kids. This is her first middle grade novel.