Grades 4 through 9
Rafe begins sixth-grade and starts setting goals immediately. His first goal is to avoid Miller, the school’s biggest bully. His second goal is to get Jeanne Galletta’s attention, as she is pretty and cool. His third goal, based on the other two, is to break every rule in the Hills Village Middle school Code of Conduct – yep, that’s right, break EVERY rule.
The book is filled with illustrations that add to the story, as Rafe deals with teachers, students, his family, and himself.
My Rating: 3 Stars
Ages 13 to 19
Virginia always played in the shadows of beautiful, successful, and thin siblings. The brother she had always looked up to gets in trouble for something abominable, and Virginia has to start re-evaluating some things: her family, her self-perceptions, her life rules, her social life. After taking a few risks, things start to change…
My Rating: 4 Stars