Abandon - Meg Cabot Previously, just about everything from Meg Cabot was pure perfection, which leaves me seriously confused as to why Abandon is so unbelievably terrible. The opening is convoluted and important plot detail is revealed way too slowly, which is one of my biggest pet peeves and which happens way too often in ya novels lately. Nobody seems to realize how obnoxious their book has become when it's six chapters in and we, the readers, have no real idea of what in hell is going on.