Albie, Albie's mom Calista Betsy
Albie is a average kid who does not go to the beyond with anything. He gets a lot of "almost" in his life. So he does not get what he wants. Albie lives in Manhattan with his mother and father. His best friend Erlan lives down the hall from Albie. Albie's life changes with his home and school life. Albie"s friend Erlan moves away and does a reality tv show with his family. Albie is getting a babysitter, and he is going to anew school. A new school for Albie means he has to make new friends and that is complicated for him. Albie learns to get along with his new babysitter, Calista, a California native who came to New York to continue her work as an artist.At school, Albie meets and befriends the most teased girl in school. All though all these changes in Albie's life he always sees the bright side. I enjoyed reading this book because I know what it feels like to be a kid in NYC.