“Calli is quiet and ordinary in a family of loud overachievers. Her dad just wants her to find 'her passion'. Mom is the "CFO (Chief Family Organizer)" and dying to put some color-coded post-it notes on the family calendar for Calli. Although Calli has "tried gymnastics, ballet, soccer, baton twirling, violin, and even origami", not one turned out to be her thing.
When Calli begins to work with a second grader (Noah) facing some challenges, she discovers what she's good at - being herself. She relates to Noah, in feeling alone and different. Through this growing friendship, she a good person despite her family's label of ordinary.
In this novel of self-discovery, Calli will show her whole family how to be happy - not through overachievement and overscheduling, but through choosing to be who you are.
Great theme for today's busy kids and families.”
Lisa Ard wrote this review Monday, June 11, 2012.