Why He's a Guy You Want to Know:
1. He gets it. EllRay is a relatable, realistic eight-year-old boy who's just trying to get by. He has his friends, he has his enemies, and he has his quirky, likable way of dealing with everything that comes his way.
2. He makes mistakes. Whoops! EllRay accidentally gives away his dad's super valuable rock collection. These things tend to happen in third grade. But even in a tricky mess, EllRay figures out a way to solve his problems and learns what's really important.
3. He's got a good support system. EllRay recognizes that his parents, sister, and teacher all care about him, even though they aren't always the best of friends. EllRay will remind readers that people care about them, too, even when it seems like they don't.