• $8.99

Publisher Description

From the author of the National Book Award nominee A TANGLE OF KNOTS comes an inspiring novel about figuring out who you are and doing what you love.

Albie has never been the smartest kid in his class. He has never been the tallest. Or the best at gym. Or the greatest artist. Or the most musical. In fact, Albie has a long list of the things he's not very good at. But then Albie gets a new babysitter, Calista, who helps him figure out all of the things he is good at and how he can take pride in himself.

A perfect companion to Lisa Graff's National Book Award-nominated A Tangle of Knots, this novel explores a similar theme in a realistic contemporary world where kids will easily be able to relate their own struggles to Albie's. Great for fans of Rebecca Stead's Liar and Spy, RJ Palacio's Wonder and Cynthia Lord's Rules.

Praise for Lisa Graff's novels

Tangle of Knots (nominated for a National Book Award)
* "Combining the literary sensibility of E. B. White with the insouciance of Louis Sachar, Graff has written a tangle that should satisfy readers for years to come."--Booklist, starred review

Double Dog Dare
"Graff's...story is lighthearted and humorous, but honestly addresses the emotions associated with divorce. Her characters' voices, interactions, and hangups are relatable, as they battle each other and adjust to their families' reconfigurations."--Publishers Weekly

Young Adult
June 12
Penguin Young Readers Group

Customer Reviews

Jp The Helper ,

Absolutely Almost|Best Book Ever

The book is amazing. If I could I would rate it 10/10 best book. If you are looking in to get this book get it. This is my favorite hope you like it like I did. Best book thanks to Lisa Graff for the book!!

reem_09 ,

Abdolutkey Almost By Lisa Graff

I think this is a great book, I would definitely recommend it to anyone in third, fourth, fifth or sixth grade! 😀

Epic080907 ,

Overly awesome

This book was so overly awesome at some point, I thought I was going to pee my pants it was so exciting!

More Books by Lisa Graff