Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Confessions from the Principal’s Kid by Robin Mello - ADVISABLE

Mellom, Robin Confessions from the Principal’s Kid, 262 pages.  Houghton Mifflin, 2017.  $17.  Content: G (some bullying)

Life was okay when Allie’s mom was a teacher, but now that she’s the principal of the elementary school things are definitely not the same.  Especially since Allie made the mistake of turning in her best friend for a violation.  Now the only kids that really talk to Allie all day are Joel, who just wants to harass her, and the other kids, the Afters, whose parent works at the school.  What can Allie do to get the regular kids to speak to her again?  And can she do it without hurting the Afters?

The author was herself a principal’s kid and was inspired by a question from another principal’s kids, which makes it all rather sweet.  Mellom takes some very real incidents from her life and spins a tale that you don’t have to be a principal’s kid to enjoy.

EL – ADVISABLE.  Cindy, Library Teacher

No comments: