Allie Velasco wants to be a trailblazer.
No better feeling exists in the world than stepping to the top of a winner’s podium and hoisting a trophy high in the air. At least, that’s what Allie thinks . . . she’s never actually won anything before. Everyone in her family is special in some way -- her younger sister is a rising TV star; her brother is a soccer prodigy; her great-grandfather is a Congressional Medal of Honor winner.
With a family like this, Allie knows she has to make her mark or risk being left behind. She’s determined to add a shiny medal, blue ribbon, or beautiful trophy to her family's award shelf. When a prestigious school contest is announced, Allie has the perfect opportunity to take first -- at last. There’s just one small snag . . . her biggest competition is also her ex-best friend, Sara. Can Allie take top prize and win back a friend -- or is she destined to lose it all?
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Angela Cervantes is a poet, storyteller, and animal lover. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in various publications, and she has written the novels Gaby, Lost and Found and Allie, First at Last. When Angela is not writing, she enjoys hanging out with her husband in Kansas and eating fish tacos every chance she gets. Keep up with Angela at angelacervantes.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My name is Ai Ishikawa. Sorry my English is not so good. I read this book to help learn English. Also, it has very good story that I see around me here at home. My friends at school are always worried about succeeding. This story is like that and shows how friendships can be disrupted. Moral is that you don't have to be best, you just have to give your best. I also read "Gabby, Lost and Found".
"Allie, First At Last" is the second offering from author Angela Cervantes. While Cervantes' first book, "Gabby, Lost And Found" touched upon how immigration policies affect children whose only crime is that they are offspring of undocumented immigrants, this second book tackles another important issue that affects many children all over the world. The need to succeed can be positive but also has a negative side to it. Allie experiences the negative side; her push to be successful alienates her friends and family. This is a must-read for anyone who feels the pressure to succeed.
Allie is so sweet,loving and friendly I don't want to spoil anything so all that I will say is that I love allie and this athor is amazing :)
I really enjoyed this book. I liked how family takes priority in her life, especially her great-grandfather. She learns that competition can drive her friends away. The ending is good in that she learns that her friendships and the love of her family are more important than winning all the time.
I kind of like this book but the words in it are a little bad