There's A Boy in the Girls' Bathroom (英語) ペーパーバック – 1988/8/12
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The beloved bestseller from Newbery Medalist and National Book Award winner Louis Sachar (Holes), with a brand-new cover!
“Give me a dollar or I’ll spit on you.”
That’s Bradley Chalkers for you. He’s the oldest kid in the fifth grade. He tells enormous lies. He picks fights with girls, and the teachers say he has serious behavior problems. No one likes him—except Carla, the new school counselor. She thinks Bradley is sensitive and generous, and she even enjoys his far-fetched stories. Carla 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. . . .
"A humorous and immensely appealing story...Readers are likely to come away with the sense that they've been rooting for themselves too"--Kirkus.
Several laugh-out-loud moments reading this to my kids. It's an odd topic for a book but very compelling.
But soon a new kid, Jeff Fishkin, joins the school. He sits next to Bradley, and he likes him, or at least he says he does. But this is a small part of the book, yet important.
Carla Davis is the pretty young counselor. She has watery blue eyes and blonde hair. Bradley Chalkers has too see her. Soon the unlikely pair form a bond. Bradley Chalkers sees her in her office whenever now, and his school life slowly improves. He stops tearing books, makes friends.
But Carla has to leave, and while Bradley is sad, she has done lasting good.
I really liked this book. It was funny and I had my head stick in it. While the ending was sad and I felt like I was Bradley Chalkers, saying bye to Carla Davis, I was pleased with the outcome and wished all the characters the best.
It's not a hard book to read, but due to the context (nothing horrible) I would recommend to nine years and older. Maybe the oldest you should be is fourteen-year-old. The chapters are quick so one to two chapters are good for quick reading in minutes.
I loved it! A must by for all kids.
I found myself finding many 'Bradley's' at school who have tried very hard to gain a gold star on the sticker chart only to be disappointed and withdrawing from school life and choosing a negative behaviour path instead.
This book is multi layered and so children need an adult at time to gain more from this book, other than just a 'naughty boy who's now good.'
My only complaint with this book is that it is too short, i felt that i wanted to know more about Bradley in his 'new self'.
"I enjoyed this book because it was funny. It made me feel sad when Bradley couldn't see Carla again. I recommend it it to boys,girls and women of 48!" JW age 10.
"Read this instead of watching TV. It teaches about how to make friends. Keep asking your Mum to buy it- no matter how many times she says no!" MT age 10.
"When my teacher read it to me it was like a film in my head." BR age 10.
"Wow! I thought what a great book - it made me cry." GK age 10.
"It tells you how bullies feel inside. It is a wonderful book." AS age 10.
"It's the best book I've ever read." MJ age 10.
"It's a great book and I will never forget it." JB age 10.
"It shows girls can be nasty like boys." RM age 9.
"When we read this in class I absolutely loved it. I definitely recommnend it. You will never put it down"- JA age 10.
"It's a great book you have to read it!" TT age 9.
"I would give this book 5/5. I passed this book onto my 13 year old sister and she loved it more than me!" TG age 10.
"It's so funny I could read it over and over again. I loved it when Bradley went to Colleen's party and didn't know what to do. It helps you understand the meaning of friends and forgiveness." CI age 10.
"This book makes you think about children who don't have as many friends as you. You get sucked into this book and can't stop reading. This book shows you how to be better in school and sort out some arguments." AB age 10.
"I read this to my Year 5 class and they absolutely loved it. We had laughter and tears.It provided a great stimulus for talk, drama and writing." Mrs B age??