The ABCs with Abby Berman from The Distance from A to Z (Natalie Blitt) + a Giveaway

Posted January 20, 2016 by Andi in character edition, Giveaway, The ABCs / 9 Comments

Welcome to the ABCs, Character Edition.   Weekly this feature has always been a place for bloggers, readers, publicists and authors to show off there ABCs. Well Now the ABCs are also opened for authors to show off the ABCs for their main characters. You can still sign-up to post your own picks HERE or if you have a main character that wants to get in on the fun, sign-up HERE.

Today we have Abby Berman  from Natalie Blitt‘s book The Distance from A to Z sharing with us the accessories, books and clothes she is lusting after.

Let’s give a warm ABCers welcome to Abby to the ABCs, (and Natalie)!


I’m so excited to be doing an ABC for Abby Berman, the main character in The Distance From A to Z. Truthfully, one of the problems with writing a book is that once it’s done, you can’t play with the characters anymore. But getting to “dress” and “style” Abby brought me right back into her world, and it was such a treat to go back to living with her in my head as I “pretend” she’s not someone I actually know.

So here’s what I’ve got!


Accessory: French coffee cups
I won’t lie: there’s a lot of coffee drinking in this book. Abby loves coffee, as does her roommate Alice. And there’s a special scene that involves creating mugs with special quotes on them. I think that if Abby knew about these mugs she would definitely buy them, and then worry about giving one to Zeke. And think it’s silly that she bought them. And then take them out of the box to admire them over and over again. And then decide she’s just keeping both. And then give one to Zeke. And then… well, you know.

Books: TWO SUMMERS by Aimee Friedman
In real life, I have a massive author crush on Aimee Friedman. But I think this book in particular would really appeal to Abby, and not just because it’s all about spending the summer in France. Abby knows very well what it’s like to be pulled between two different “worlds,” and two different locations. Her life feels divided between her life in Chicago and the life she imagines she’d lead if she lived in France. And at the end of the book… well, the issue of geography comes back. I can imagine this as the type of book that Abby would adore and read over and over again.

Clothes: Haters gonna hate t-shirt from Busted Tees.
This one is kind of a no brainer since I actually used it as inspiration and it appears in the book. Let’s just say, Abby really likes it and it has a special meaning for her and Zeke. But clothing and funny t-shirts in particular hold a special place of honor in this book. I wish I could just make a listing of all the t-shirts I dreamed up or found online.


Thanks Abby (and Natalie) for playing!

If you would like to play like Abby (and Natalie) did, sign-ups are open HERE.

Also Natalie has been kind enough to offer one winner an eBook of The Distance from A to Z. The giveaway is US ONLY. The prize will come directly from the author so if you should win your email address will be shared with the author. Runs until 1/27/16 12:00AM EST.

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9 responses to “The ABCs with Abby Berman from The Distance from A to Z (Natalie Blitt) + a Giveaway

  1. as a connoisseur of t-shirts I’m pretty sure I’m going to have to purchase that one! Loved The Distance From A to Z and can’t wait for more from Natalie, AND I picked up Two Summers by Aimee at ALA so i’m excited to read that one!

    Thanks for sharing more about Abby!

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