Monday, January 2, 2017
Allie, First at Last
Allie's family is pretty incredible. Her grandfather won the Medal of Honor, her sister started a nonprofit organization helping students, her brother is a soccer phenom, her younger sister stars in commercials and Allie? ... Nothing. Every time she tries to win a contest she fails. And now, her best friend has deserted her as well. When the Trailblazer Contest comes up Allie knows she can win by doing a photo essay of her famous grandfather and his medal. But along the way things get worse not better - she alienates her best friend even more, screws up a new friendship, and gets frustrated at the person she loves the most. Can Allie get her priorities straight and discover that a trophy on the shelf is not the most important thing?
Lots of heart. Even though this book has some familiar middle grade themes it is a solid book that will find an audience.