Here's what Abigail says the book is about.
"It is about a girl named Mallory. She and her best friend, Mary Anne watch a show called Fashion Fran. Fran shows them the perfect purse and then Mallory and Mary Anne think it's a great idea to get it.
"Mary Anne gets the purse because her mom lets her, but Mallory's parents don't because it costs too much. Mallory doesn't get the purse, so she has to go into business so that she can get money to get the purse, too.
"She starts selling joke books, but that doesn't work out. Her second idea is to start a beauty salon. That works. Then she gets the money and they go to the mall to buy the purse.
"She has to decide what to get--the perfect purse or a birthday present for her brother Max. That was a hard decision for her. I won't tell you how the book ends. You'll have to read it for yourself."
What did Abigail like best about the book?
"I liked when they had the salon, because I like getting makeup put on, too!"
Was there anything that Abigail did not like about the book?
"I didn't like the part when Mallory's parents did not let her get the purse, so she had to earn the money herself."
So, how did Abigail rate In Business With Mallory, by Laurie Friedman?
She gave it five out of five dolphins.