From the University of Miami Picturebook Database:

Stories About Disappointment

Boredom

Hunger

Loneliness

Growing Up

Restaurant

Stress Management

Imagination As Escape:

Gabby’s world is filled with daydreams. However, what began as an escape from her parents’ arguments has now taken over her life. But with the help of a new teacher, Gabby the dreamer might just become Gabby the writer, and words that carried her away might allow her to soar. Written in vivid, accessible poems, this remarkable verse novel is a celebration of imagination, of friendship, of one girl’s indomitable spirit, and of a teacher’s ability to reach out and change a life.

Gabby’s world is filled with daydreams. However, what began as an escape from her parents’ arguments has now taken over her life.