Second Grade Holdout

By VERNICK, Audrey

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ISBN
9780544876811
Publisher
HMH


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on August 1, 2017  |  Back To School

Gr 1–3—The protagonist of this story is not looking forward to entering second grade. He is sure that he won't get to have fun anymore, his teacher will be mean, and he won't be with his friend Tyler. All of the signs seem to indicate that the new school year will be catastrophic. He starts to devise a plan: Maybe he could repeat first grade! This plan becomes even more appealing when Tyler's older sisters begin to taunt him with horror sto...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on July 1, 2017

In First Grade Dropout (rev. 7/15), the young narrator made a harrowing social blunder at school ("I. Called. My. Teacher. MOMMY!!!"). Here, he weathers another psychological storm: he and his best buddy, Tyler, have been assigned to different second-grade classrooms. What's more, second grade doesn't sound all that promising. The narrator makes a decision: he will stay in first grade. This way, he will not only enjoy perks ("I'll definite...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2018

In First Grade Dropout (rev. 7/15), the young narrator made a harrowing social blunder at school ("I. Called. My. Teacher. MOMMY!!!"). Here, he weathers another psychological storm: he and his best buddy, Tyler, have been assigned to different second-grade classrooms. What's more, second grade doesn't sound all that promising. The narrator makes a decision: he will stay in first grade. This way, he will not only enjoy perks ("I'll definite...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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