The Thing About Georgie

Finished The Thing About Georgie by Lisa Graff.

Summary (from Goodreads):

The thing about poodles is that Georgie Bishop hates to walk them.

The thing about Jeanie the Meanie is that she would rather write on her shoe than help Georgie with their Abraham Lincoln project.

The thing about Georgie’s mom is that she’s having a baby–a baby who will probably be taller than Georgie very, very soon.

The thing about Georgie . . . well, what is the thing about Georgie?”

The thing about Georgie that is not listed in the synopsis is that he is a little person (or “dwarf,” as they say throughout the book.  And mostly his life is okay until all of a sudden it starts to fall apart.

First, his parents announce they’re going to have another baby.  And because Georgie is so short, he’s pretty sure that his little sibling will be taller than him very quickly.  And that’s embarrassing.  And THEN his best friend starts wanting to get a new friend, too.  And what if Georgie and the new friend don’t get along?  Who picks Georgie over someone…well, normal?

This book was absolutely adorable (although I think Absolutely Almost is still my favorite).  Lisa Graff has a way of teaching lessons without being super preachy, which I appreciate.  (It’s not fun to learn something when they make it super clear when you’re having a Teachable Moment.)

I’m very excited that there are TWO books of hers coming out in May, and I’m also happy that I still have a couple more of hers on my Kindle to read.

Recommended.

 

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