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After All, You're Callie Boone

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  • Posted May 27, 2010

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    great mother and daughter read

    This is another book I truly loved reading to my 9 year-old daughter. What makes this book so appealing is that its themes are just as valuable to a parent as to a child-friendship, family values, doing your best is just as good as winning. What a bonus! Written with insight, humour, and lots of family interaction, author Winnie Mack-a writer of many adult novels under another pseudonym- has given us a great debut novel for young readers.

    Callie Boone is a likable kid, almost twelve, and experiencing the worst summer of her life. Her best friend ditches her for someone more "awesome", her family is the weirdest on the block and she may never live down her recent humiliation at the community pool. But then a boy named Hoot moves next door and teaches her the true meaning of friendship and family appreciation.

    Callie has a great relationship with her Dad who takes her regularly to diving practice and nurtures her dream to one day perform at the Olympics. But her Mom is an ex-drill-sergeant and always seems to be on her case. As the summer comes to an end, Callie will learn that relationships are two-way and require time and effort. Unlike some middle grade books that introduce boys and dating, in this story meeting Hoot is not about discovering the opposite sex but rather discovering a true friend. His friendship becomes important to Callie, especially when she has a hard time dealing with some family issues. For me, as a parent, this was a great message to a generation that begins to discover their sexuality too early.

    My daughter told me she also liked this book because it was about her favorite topics: friends, swimming and family. We really liked Callie's family. Through them we were able to see that all families have some dysfunctional aspects, but loving and respecting one another is paramount. The book comes to a satisfying conclusion, and Callie learns to be proactive in dealing with the things she struggles with. This book is perfect for mother and daughter book clubs or as a gift for that growing girl in your family.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2012

    Coolio


    I love this book so much!!!!! I just think that callie shouldn't care what other people think. Just be yourself.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2012

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    This book was awesome!! I loved it! But it does have a weird ending.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2012

    Awesome

    Best book ever! Loved it !

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 24, 2011

    An awesome read

    After all,your callie boone is an amazing read. It even made a stone soup book reveiw!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2014

    Anonymmouse cheese

    Weird cover how is thus book

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  • Posted March 21, 2014

    i have read all the comments all of ya guys made (well, not real

    i have read all the comments all of ya guys made (well, not really,,,, only the first 7....LOL) the first one helped a lot, so, I'm nine, for crying out loud,
    and i've been reading books since i was first born,  i was born with a book in my hands, (Litarly!) well, i wasn't exactly born with one in my hands but right after i was born someone gave me a book!
    i lost it a long time ago and i forget whats its called, Each book i read gives me a feeling inside of me, i feel like I'm gonna never be able to smile again after i finish a book, i hate finishing a book, i 
    wish books went on forever and ever, never stoping, can some more people tell me.... WHATS UP WITH THE BIKINI ON THE COVER?!?!?!? MY MOM WONT LET MY BUY IT FOR CRYING OUT LOUUD!
    and please, don't cry out loud, it hurts my ears. If anyone here will take the time to read this then i will tell you this....    READ Divergent! the only reason I'm doing a four is because i never read it before

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2012

    Help

    Okay so i need a book to read just for fun but i need to know if i should get this book

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    OMG

    The sample makes me want to buy it and i am a DIVER MYSELF

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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