A funny and inspiring novel about friendship, family, and one undersized boy's ability to think BIG.
Charlie Han's troubles are much bigger than he is. At school he's branded an outsider, a loser—the tiny kid from the Chinese takeout. His only ally is Sinus Sedgely, a kid with a lower-level reputation than Charlie himself. Life at home isn't much better. His dad is more skilled with a wok than he is with words, and his mom is suffocating the life out of Charlie, worried about his every move. But when a new passion leads Charlie to the mother of all confrontations, he finds his real mom has been hiding a massive secret. A secret that while shocking, might actually lead Charlie to feeling ten feet tall.
"In the fast-growing bullying genre, Charlie's story stands out. This isn't a kid who will do anything to join the cool clique. This is a story about staying true to yourself and following your passion."--Kirkus
"Earle excels at showing personal growth in the characters, and it is gratifying to observe the believable evolution of Sinus's and Charlie's parents. VERDICT Family drama with a solid mix of action, adventure, and humor."--SLJ
"Charlie is a character to root for. He is witty and perceptive and has a secret weapon in his best friend, Sinus Sedgely."--Booklist
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|Size: ||1.3 MB|
|Publisher: ||Delacorte Books for Young Readers|
|Date published: || 2015|
|ISBN: ||9780553513172 (DRM-EPUB)|
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