Callie never meant to let it go this far. Sure, she may have accidentally-on-purpose skipped a day at her fancy New York City prep school, but she never thought she’d skip the day after that! And the one after that . . . and . . . uh . . . the one after that.
But when everything in your real life is going wrong (fighting parents! bullied little brother! girls at school who just. don’t. get. it!) skipping school starts to look like a valid mental-health strategy. And when Callie runs into Cassius, a mysterious and prickly “unschooled” kid doing research at museums all across the city, it seems only natural for her to join him. Because museums are educational, which means they’re as good as going to class. Right?
Besides, school can wait. What can’t wait is the mystery of why her grandmother seems to wish she could travel back in time to 1986, or what she wants so much to relive there. As Cassius helps Callie see the world in a whole new light, she realizes that the people she loves are far from perfect—and that some family secrets shouldn’t be secret at all.
New York Times bestselling author Lisa Papademetriou is the author of Middle School: My Brother Is a Big, Fat Liar and Homeroom Diaries (both with James Patterson), the Confectionately Yours series, and many other novels for middle grade readers. Her books have appeared on the Bank Street Best Books of the Year list, the NYPL Books for the Teen Age, the Texas Lone Star Reading List, among others. She holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts.
This is Endy!!
This book has a lot of really sad things! I really liked how Callie kept going always trying to see the good things around her. I try to do the same thing. This is a book that will keep you going even though sad and bad things happen in your life. I really liked both Callie and Cassius they were both great characters. This story really makes me want to visit NYC in the future I know that my mom has never been there either. I think I would really like to visit some of the museums that they visit in this book. I think that this book would appeal to readers of higher middle grade and low young adult.
This is a book that as a slight fantasy feel to it. And its one that I couldn't put down. I do wish that it would have been a little longer as I think there was more that could have happened. But its one middle grade story that I really enjoyed.
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