Welcome to Albert Einstein Elementary School. For Ravi, it's not all it's cracked up to be. For Joe, it's the same as it's always been. Save Me A Seat follows the perspectives of two different boys- Ravi, who's just moved to America from India, and Joe, who's lived there his whole life. The pair's relationship starts out, to be frank, rocky. The resentment's source? None other than Dillon Samreen- a popular crowd-pleaser who's also the prince of mean. Joe has been dealing with Dillon since he was five, and can easily see through his "cool guy" facade. Ravi, on the other hand, only sees a fellow Indian- someone who he can relate to and make an easy friend. After an act of outright bullying that Dillon blames on Joe- and Ravi believes- neither boy is sure about where they belong or who's really their friend. And with personal struggles peaking- Ravi being patronized by teachers, Joe growing more distant from his father, and, worst of all, an upcoming assignment looming over their heads- this school year seems to be one challenge after the next. Will Joe and Ravi navigate their way through the obstacles of school united? Or will they remain at opposite ends of the lunch table? Find out in this beautifully written novel! I ADORED Save Me A Seat. I'd read some of Sarah Weeks' previous works (Pie and Honey, you should check them out if you liked Save Me a Seat!) and enjoyed them, so when my brother checked Save Me A Seat out from our library to reread it, I decided to give it a shot. I'm glad I did. The characters in Save Me A Seat are raw, relatable, and so utterly human that it's nearly impossible to be bored when learning their stories. This was a delightful and witty read, and I recommend anyone looking for a realistic fiction read to pick this up. A solid five stars.