This book had me laughing from the first page as I recognized my own younger self. Luckily for Elfie she progresses far faster than I did and reading about her emotional journey is at turns heartwarming and hilarious. A warm and wise novel for children especially recommended for over achievers and perfectionists who will empathize with Elfie and learn some important lessons as they read and laugh their way through her story.
Elfie Unperfect by Kristin Mahoney
3rd - 5th
tags: character driven, contemporary fiction, family life, People of Color, school stories, SEL