In this affable, sweet story, 11-year-old Callie Boone is devastated after her best friend inexplicably abandons her just before summer break. Just when things start looking up, real disaster strikes and Callie feels like she's stuck at the top of the high diving board with no way down. But deep down, Callie knows that she did the dive because she wanted to wow the older girls. Ever since first grade, Callie Boone and Amy Higgins were the best of friends, but just before the end of the school year, Amy started acting weird. I enjoyed it but i didn't.
Everything was so real and could easily happen in my life. Read about Callie and all the happenings of the Boone Family. I mean it was okay. How embarassing to be up there and be yelled at. A great read aloud for teachers in grades 3-5.
The only things keeping her afloat are dive practice with her dad and a top-secret Olympic dream. Her best friend Amy has suddenly decided not to talk to her any more. That is, until a boy named Hoot moves in next door. This book is called after all you're callie boone, written by winnie mack. Her uncle Danny moves in with them bringing twelve cages of ferrets! The only content we will consider removing is spam, slanderous attacks on other members, or extremely offensive content eg. This book has a great message without being preachy--if there is something in your life that could be better, it's up to you to change it. But that all changes when Callie gets banned permanently from the pool for doing a dive from the high diving board which is strictly forbidden to children.
Her ex-drillsargeant mom is on her case, and her uncle Danny has moved in--along with cages of ferrets that he hopes to make his fortune breeding as pets, and which Callie? I would recommend this book to my classmates because it is a very interesting book. Then on the last day of school, Callie overheard Amy and Samantha talking… about her! The only things keeping her afloat are dive practice with her dad and a top-secret Olympic dream. Whether it was a connection with my life, my friends, or just an everyday person. This book is perfect for mother and daughter book clubs or as a gift for that growing girl in your family. After All, You're Callie Boone is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
Mack does an admirable job of making Callie realistically self-absorbed and dramatic, leaving readers both sympathetic toward and frustrated with her as a result. While this book features a strong girl, I think that boys will enjoy this novel as well. Then she is banned from the public pool for diving off the high board. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. I would read some, and enjoy it, but then something would happen that would make me angry at the book. To view it, Callie Boone is devastated when her best friend, Amy, drops her for another girl — without any kind of sign or warning leading up to it.
She found out soon enough - she was grounded! Is it possible she's been taking them for granted? I could really put myself in Callie's shoes. Callie has been crossing her fingers hoping a girl her age will move in who, for some unknown reason, will want to be best friends with her. I love you, Callie Boone. She wanted to come out of th water to the sound of thundering applause. Callie Boone is a likable kid, almost twelve, and experien This is another book I truly loved reading to my 9 year-old daughter.
I'm just not sure how to organize my thoughts. Callie's story moves along in a leisurely fashion—until the last few chapters, in which a heated argument erupts between Hoot and Callie and Callie's father suffers a heart attack. This was bad enough, but then the lifeguard came and yelled and told her she was banned from the pool for a year. With a little luck, a solid plan, and a whole lot of teamwork, she just might make it through. After all, she's Callie Boone! But all the kids were friendly and nice to me and integrated me into their group. She'll just have to try! In addition to being humiliated in front of a gigantic crowd of people, Callie is friendless. His friendship becomes important to Callie, especially when she has a hard time dealing with some family issues.
After all, she's Callie Boone! Callie Boone is having a terrible summer following fifth grade. She'll just have to try With a little luck, a solid plan, swimming, and a whole lot of teamwork, she just might make it through. Then she is banned from the public pool for diving off the high board. But her Mom is an ex-drill-sergeant and always seems to be on her case. After all, she's Callie Boone! The only things keeping her afloat are dive practice with her dad and a top-secret Olympic dream.