Ducky, Diary Two is the tenth book in the California Diaries series and takes the form of a diary written by Vista Private School student Ducky McCrae.

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One moment, Alex is there.

The next, he's gone.

And I can't figure out how to get him back.


Ducky has been worried about Alex ever since the party at Jay’s, when Alex “accidentally” tried to hurt himself. He can’t talk to Sunny about it; she’s got enough going on with her terminally ill mom.

Jay is still hanging with the Cro Mags, the jocks who push Ducky around. And Ducky’s older brother, Ted, just wouldn’t understand.

Fortunately, Christmas is around the corner and his parents are coming back from Ghana, so Ducky will finally have the family support he’s desperately been missing. But when they return, the McCraes don’t seem to care about what’s been going on in Ducky’s world, either and can’t wait to leave again.

With no one to turn to for advice, Ducky decides to confront Alex and his deepest fears are confirmed. This time, there’s no mistaking Alex’s actions for an accident.

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