This great story for tween girls has a positive message about perseverance, and the importance of friendship and family. After All, You're Callie Boone is a wholesome, quick read which covers friendship troubles, making new friends, managing a platonic boy/girl relationship, and family drama. Callie dreams of being a diver like her father once was, and when she doesn't make the team, she is devastated. With a little pep talk from her parents, she gains perspective and realizes that she was the youngest one trying out, had the least amount of experience, and with hard work, would be able to try out next time. Callie has an extremely close relationship with her father, and when he has a heart attack, she is terrified. This is a tight-knit and supportive family, with three generations living under one roof, and they all come together in a time of crisis. Callie's new friend Hoot shares with her that his parents are divorcing and his feelings of sadness as a result. This story concludes on an upbeat note, with Callie creating a plan to make positive changes in her life.