By Varian Johnson
Lexile level 650
It’s not often that I read a book and think I know these kids, they’re my students. But that’s exactly how I felt when I met Varian Johnson’s intelligent, racially diverse, creative characters in his new novel To Catch a Cheat. The book is a quick, fun read that will keep readers guessing until the end. Will Jackson Greene and his friends be able to prove that contrary to what the video shows that it wasn’t them who flooded the school? Who did flood the school and why? And of course, last but not least, will Jackson and Gaby kiss or not? Read the book to find out.
Whether it be for one specific student, a small group of kids, or a whole class, finding a "just right" book makes the teacher's and the students' day.