Imagine being so detested in your school that your only friends are the tiny figurines of the animal collection in your bedroom. Imagine you tell unreasonable lies without a second thought about why you are telling them. On top of all of this, imagine people, including your own father, your teachers, and even yourself, believe that you are a hopeless delinquent with no ability to change whatsoever. Imagine all of this and you might get an idea of what it used to be like to be fifth grader Bradley Chalkers. However, when the new school counselor Carla Davis and a new student Jeff Fishkin come into Bradley's life, everything changes. This book tells the story of the redemption of Bradley Chalkers, a school menace turned into a school champion. The story is slightly humorous, slightly serious, but all interesting. So�you might ask what all of this has to do with a boy being in a girl's bathroom. You'll have to read Louis Sachar's book to find out!
Similar books: If you like Louis Sachar's stories, be sure to read his book Holes and his Wayside School and Marvin Redpost series.
Date read: 4/29/2009