By Kelsey Gallant (ASIN: B07ZBL86K6) Recommended age: 11+
Allisen's newest, quietest friend has her own story to tell in this e-short that takes place alongside Book #48, "Don't Bug Me, Buddy" in 10th Grade with My Interesting Interactions, My Terrific Travels, & Me. Ellie has a lot on her plate--her mom's leukemia, her insecurities about her differences, and her crippling fear of riding a bike. She wants to be a good role model for her Little Buddy, Max, showing him that disabilities aren't limitations. But how can she do that if she can't even join the school's cross country team for fear of people noticing her prosthetic leg?
Enter Rushton, the outgoing, charismatic new boy who seems completely comfortable with himself and his Tourette syndrome. Rushton is everything Ellie wants to be, and the more time Ellie spends with him, the more she starts to realize that maybe it is possible for her to get over her fear and start walking her talk. But will she be able to break out of the box of insecurity she's built up around herself for so long?