By Lisa Graff
Lexile Level 720
Readers will relate to Francine and Kansas, two fourth grade students, who both find themselves deep into dares they don’t want to do but “have” to complete unless they want to lose the contest, and more importantly, the respect of their peers and their own self-respect. At least that’s what the characters think in the beginning of the book. But Graff masterfully takes readers on a Rube Goldberg ride that shows that self-respect has nothing to do what others think about you but rather centers around working toward goals, helping others, and taking time for good old-fashioned fun!
Day 24 of Summer Goal
MY SUMMER OFFICIALLY STARTS JUNE 19TH AND ENDS AUGUST 24TH. THAT'S 9.5 WEEKS OF SUMMER OR 66 DAYS. MY ORIGINAL GOAL WAS TO READ A MIDDLE GRADE NOVEL OR 15-20 PICTURE BOOKS A DAY FOR 50 OF THOSE DAYS, BUT MY NEW GOAL IS TO SHOOT FOR 30 DAYS. I DIDN'T REALIZE I'D END UP DOING TEXT SETS! I'LL BLOG ABOUT THE BOOKS AND MY EXPERIENCE HERE. READ ON!