by Michele Weber Hurwitz
11-year-old Calli Gold is the quiet one in a family of over-achievers. It seems like all her parents care about is being the best at something, and Calli is definitely not the best at anything. In fact, sometimes it seems like she's not even good at anything.
When Calli volunteers to be paired with second grade student Noah for a Friendship Fair, life gets even more complicated. All the other kids think Noah is a little weird, and now Calli has to try to design a great booth for the Friendship Fair with a kid who hides under his desk most of the time.
But, as secrets come out and friendships are tested, Calli and Noah learn that talents come in all colors, not just Gold. Now if only Calli could figure out to make her parents understand that.
When I first picked up this book, I thought it would have a gymnastics-olympic type theme (based on the title and cover photo). But I was really pleasantly surprised by this unique, humorous, clean book with a really great message.
My 11-year-old daughter enjoyed this book very much, too! I highly recommend it, and it's totally clean.
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