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Slob by Ellen Potter
** Spoilers ahead!
- the scenes with the teacher humiliating the student could be tough for sensitive readers.
- At the end of the story we learn that Owen's parents were killed in a horrible manner.
Yes - I feel even though this book covers some tough topics, it is not overly sad or brutal.
There will be lots of items to discuss - what would you do? students with medical issues, dealing with siblings at school, weight issues, etc.
Owen is a fantastic main character. The writing is witty and moves quickly. The story opens with a splash and will capture young readers. It will appeal to both boys and girls.
Have you read this title? Did one of your students pick it up for a book report? What are your thoughts?
This is another book on bullying - a passing trend or do you feel it's here to stay?
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