There's A Boy in the Girl's Bathroom
Bradley Chalkers IS the oldest kid in the fifth grade. He tells enormous lies. He picks fights with girls. No one likes him—except Carla, the new school counselor. She thinks Bradley is sensitive and generous, and knows that Bradley could change, if only he weren’t afraid to try. But when you... show more
Bradley Chalkers IS the oldest kid in the fifth grade. He tells enormous lies. He picks fights with girls. No one likes him—except Carla, the new school counselor. She thinks Bradley is sensitive and generous, and knows that Bradley could change, if only he weren’t afraid to try. But when you feel like the most-hated kid in the whole school, believing in yourself can be the hardest thing in the world. . . .Winner of 19 Children’s Choice Awards
Publish date: August 12th 1988
Pages no: 195
Edition language: English
, Read For School
, Realistic Fiction
, Middle Grade
, Chapter Books
The nine-year-old recommended this to me (she's on a huge Louis Sachar kick), and I almost didn't read it. The title has never appealed to me. I checked it out of the library, let it sit for about two weeks and finally picked it up. The story is reminiscent of The Great Gilly Hopkins. I was surpr...
I was disliking it at the beginning; I disliked the teacher who did not give a damn to his troubled student; I disliked the mother who ignored his son's behavior and turned a blind eye to his obvious troublesome attitude. Poor Bradley, he had a problem but no one could help him. Until counselor Ca...
It's a shame the title is so ridiculous, because the book itself is not. It's an honest and insightful look in to what makes a person "good" or "bad" and how one changes the way others perceive him. It also shows beautifully the difference that adults can make on the lives and self-images of child...
I remember in the second or third grade, we were asked by our teachers to make name tags for our desks (I think it was one of those first days of school things). I drew some clouds and a rainbow on mine, and I was really proud of myself. Then I noticed that the boy beside me had copied the exact sam...
For some time now, I began to think about my favorite book when I was younger. All I could recall was a troubled boy who spoke to toy animals. Imagine my shock when I found out that this was the book!Sachar yet again amazed and digs into the human soul with his youth lit. Don't be fooled by the t...