The Best At It by Maulik Pancholy

Reviewed by Jane Oliver-Purton (Library Staff)

When Rahul Kapoor is about to go to seventh grade, his grandfather, Bhai, gives him a piece of advice to tray and calm his fears: “Find one thing you’re really good at and become the BEST at it.” Rahul isn’t really sure what it is he’s “best at,” but he’s sure that once he figures it out, things will improve. Rahul has a few things to work on in the meantime. He is bullied at school by Brett Mason, and he finds himself staring quite a bit at his classmate, Justin Emery, but with his best buddy, Chelsea there to support him, he’s ready to take on whatever comes next. But what if he discovers he isn’t the BEST at anything? This is a funny, charming, and incredibly touching story about friendship, family, and the courage it takes to live your truth.

Located in Children’s Fiction (J FIC PANCHOLY)

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