Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look is a delightful middle grade read. Alvin Ho is going into 2nd grade and he is afraid of everything. Well, maybe not everything, but he sure is afraid of a lot of things. He can't talk at school, but he manages to make a friend (which he maybe didn't want to) in Flea--a girl with one longer leg than another and blind in one eye. She looks like a pirate which is Alvin's favorite part of her, but she's a girl which means Alvin's automatically afraid of her. Alvin wants to become friends with the biggest kid in 2nd grade, but when he does get his wish he doesn't like it at all.
I'm pretty excited to read the next book in this series. It was darling.
Middle Grade March Count: 8