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

Back Cover Summary[]

Am I doing enough?

Am I doing too much?

Where exactly do I fit into all of this? I don't know.

I SHOULD know, but I don't.


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.


Ducky's Family



  • Sunny Winslow
  • Alex - Ducky's old friend
  • Jay Adams - Ducky's friend
  • LeeAnn - Ducky's blind date
  • Bud McNally, Lisa, Marco, Sal, Travis - tenth grade students



Pop Culture and Real Life References[]

  • All You Need Is Love (song)
  • Darth Vader and Star Wars

Continuity and Inconsistencies[]




  • Maggie's handwriting is seen for the first time.
  • Ducky's brother, Ted, is not a good cook.
  • Ducky doesn't like basketball.
  • Ducky meets Mrs. Winslow for the first time in this book.
  • Alex, Ducky's high school friend, becomes friendly with Dawn and Sunny.
  • Ducky has been trying to be a good role model for Sunny.
  • Ducky nicknamed the school jocks Cro Mags.