Grace can’t wait to be at the top of the grade-school heap-especially since she’s dealing with loss at home. Her father’s away in Antarctica, her mother’s still angry with Grace’s Dad for leaving, and Grampa’s losing his memory.
But even sixth grade starts to feel like life stinks. Grace discovers she’s not in the same home room with her best friend. New girl Kiki moves onto the scene and starts acting like the boss of the whole sixth grade. And the handsome new teacher seems way too interested in Grace’s mother.
Grace agrees to be a candidate for class president only to stop Kiki from winning. She regrets accepting Kiki’s bet that if Kiki wins the election, she gets to tell Grace what to do for the whole school year. It takes some inspiration from her school project about René Descartes and his “I think, therefore I am” beliefs to help Grace keep her sixth-grade experience from totally going down the toilet.
Boss of the Whole Sixth Grade By Ann Herrick is an interesting middle-grade novel. It felt true and honest even though the drama seemed a bit tame compared to real life.
It’s actually funny, my kids have gone to a small private school since the beginning and sometimes I get a bit frustrated that it’s not as safe or conservative as I’d like. I’ve found that spending time outside of the school with youth not enrolled at our school has been beneficial is helping me to see the reality of our low drama conservative existence. Reading Boss of the Whole Sixth Grade was reflective of that.
It was wonderful to watch the girls, and others in this sixth-grade class, change, mature, and grow in the course of these few pages. It’s definitely a book I’ll be sharing with my girls.
In the course of Boss of the Whole Sixth Grade Greta’s parents are separated but there is hope of reconciliation…
|Source:||I grabbed a copy of Boss of the Whole Sixth Grade with my Kindle Unlimited Subscription on April 2, 2017. Did you know you can Join Amazon Kindle Unlimited with a 30-Day Free Trial? Check it out!!|
|Publisher & Date:||November 17th 2016 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
|ISBN:||1539772004 (ISBN13: 9781539772002)|
|Setting:||Beach Park, Connecticut|
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