Synopses & Reviews
“Oh, fishsticks, tartar, and a side of fries!” Runaway ferrets, former BFF drama-trauma, and one GIGANTIC (and very, very public) belly flop. No doubt about it, Callie Boones summer is CRUMMY. The only things keeping her afloat are dive practice with her dad and a top-secret Olympic dream. Then a boy named Hoot—who is NOT her boyfriend!—moves in next door and turns her world upside down and right-side up. Just when things start looking up, real disaster strikes and Callie feels like shes stuck at the top of the high diving board with no way down. What if she cant fix all the things that need fixing? Shell just have to try! With a little luck, a solid plan, swimming, and a whole lot of teamwork, she just might make it through. After all, shes Callie Boone! After All, You're Callie Boone is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
"Callies process of self-discovery is realistic and appealing, as are the story's themes about the importance and rewards of compassion and support." --Booklist “Good pacing leads the story to a climactic family tragedy in which Callie believably realizes the true meaning of friendship as well as the value in a strong, supportive, if quirky, family. Dive in, this story is fine.” --Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
WINNE MACK was raised in Vancouver, where she was on the Otters swim team until she decided she “otter” stick with soccer. She has written lots of adult novels under another secret name, but After All, You're Callie Boone is her first novel for young readers. Now, she lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, Mike, who is a much better diver than she is.