Monday, August 15, 2011


Today is my 1st day of school, I am starting 6th grade at Zionsville Middle School West in Zionsville Indiana!!! When my brother and I went for registration last week, we were each given a copy of this book. Unfortunately, the teacher who gave us our schedules forgot to give us our books, so she sent another student to give them to us and we didn't know why we were getting them. It turns out every student in both of the middle schools in our district are reading the book. We did this last year with 3 Cups of Tea (before the whole controversy about if the author was truthful or not.  Even without knowing that this was our one book one school book for the year I still read it in a day. I absolutely loved this book!!!!! The whole hippie plot kind of threw me off at first, but it all worked and I enjoyed it quite a lot. Our school has Student Council instead of 8th grade president, so we don't have to worry about the Zach of our school doing that to someone, but if we did I am pretty sure that would happen after everyone reads the book. I think that any middle-schooler would love this book, but high-schoolers and adults would like it too

Rating: *****


  1. This book was a part of the Louisiana Young Readers Choice Awards several years ago. My students (and I) loved it!

  2. Adding this to my TBR pile. Thanks Laura!

  3. Hope the first day of school went well. I know you were ready. You looked beautiful in your new dress. We did a great job of sewing it. Love you Grandma