AMELIA GRAY IS ALMOST OKAY
Author: Jessica Brody
Publisher: Delacorte Press (Penguin Random House)
Publication Date: March 28, 2023
Genre: Middle Grade, Contemporary
Age Range: 10 and up
Available Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook
When you can choose to be anyone, how do you know who you really are?
From the author of Better You Than Me and I Speak Boy comes another fun and relatable book about new experiences and how staying true to yourself is the best way to be okay.
Twelve-year-old Amelia Gray has changed schools thirty-nine times (!!!) because of her dad’s job, which doesn’t leave a lot of time for making friends. But that’s okay. Amelia loves her “life on the go” with Dad and their adorable supermutt, Biscotti. She’s been in enough middle schools to know that friendships are messy, and who needs that?
But when her dad announces that he wants to stay in their new town for the whole summer—maybe even forever—Amelia realizes she’s going to have to do the one thing she’s never had to do: fit in.
So she gives herself not one but three total makeovers, to try out a few personalities and hopefully find her “thing.” Is she Amie, a confident track star? Mellie, a serious journalist? Or Lia, a bold theater kid?
Juggling three identities is hard, and Amelia soon finds herself caught in the kind of friendship drama she has always managed to avoid. Yet despite her best efforts, she still can’t answer the most important question of all: Who is the real Amelia Gray?
A Junior Library League Gold Standard Selection!
PRAISE FOR AMELIA GRAY IS ALMOST OKAY:
“Aptly literalizing the perennial theme of reinventing oneself, this light comedy of errors from Brody features laugh-aloud shenanigans and tender insights.” – Publisher’s Weekly
“Brody portrays Amelia as an intelligent, independent, yet vulnerable character, dashing from one activity to another and feigning enthusiasm for each one, while her plan unravels in ways that are both amusing and touching. A feel-good story with a lovable protagonist, this well-paced middle-grade novel is engaging and enjoyable in equal measure”. – Booklist
A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection!
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