Absolutely Almost

Posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 8:45 am

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Absolutely Almost

Lisa Graff

2014

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Heather W

Tweens

Chapter book

realistic, fiction, friendship

In brief

5

"I love you, Albie. You are caring and thoughtful and good." And, really, isn't that what matters in the long run?

Albie is just like a kid you probably know. He isn't that great at reading and writing. He isn't good at math. He is not a great artist, musician or athlete. Albie is just Albie, a kid whose heart outshines his intelligence.

Unfortunately, Albie's parents and teachers seem to miss so many of the things that make him such a special kid. He's been tested for dyslexia and other things that might be "wrong" with him, to no avail. The only person who seems to recognize all the potential in Albie is his babysitter, Calista.

This book touched my heart in so many ways. I rooted for Albie the whole way through, cringed with him and laughed with him. Albie's life is probably not going to be defined by success in the traditional ways. And that's okay, but Albie is just Albie.

Recommended for kids who liked Wonder.