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5.0 out of 5 stars You never can go wrong with a James Paterson Book, July 1, 2011
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I am a mother of a 10 year old. I try to find books that will keep her intrested in reading. Personally I love any book from James Patterson for myself. Then when I saw he was writting a childs book I had to get it. I per-ordered it and got this book the day after it came out. My daughter can't put it down. She is laughing while reading and can't stop telling me about what is happening in the book. As a parent this is what you want for your young child or pre-teen. This is a most have and your kids will thank you.
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Initial post: Oct 19, 2011, 1:10:43 AM PDT
"I try to find books that will keep her intrested in reading."
Yes, every parent thinks about how to find good interesting books for kids.

- Sam author

Posted on Oct 17, 2012, 4:36:56 AM PDT
So. You are OK with: "The book glorifies breaking rules with the intent to be humorous and entertaining, of which it is seldom either. The boy ends up flunking 6th grade and is expelled, but seems ok with that, as he will probably transfer to an "art school" where he will presumably flourish. However, there is no reason to believe that he has learned any lessons, or that he will now be motivated to follow the rules." ? Doesn't seem deserving of 5 stars to me. (I am the parent of a middle schooler.)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 13, 2014, 11:14:03 AM PST
Hello,
I work at a middle school and was analyzing the book before giving it to my students. I have not yet read the book but I am very confused about the conflicting reviews. Could you offer some insight?
Thanks,
Elisabeth
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