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A boy who fights with his school mates, and makes it difficult for anyone to like him, learns how to be accepted. This hilarious yet moving story bears all the classic hallmarks of a Sachar novel -- pace, humour, modernity and sensitivity. "Give me a dollar or I'll spit on you. " That's Bradley Chalkers for you. He's the oldest in his class, he tells enormous lies, he picks fights with girls, and teachers say he has "serious behaviour problems. " No-one likes him -- except Carla, the new school counsellor. She thinks Bradley is sensitive and generous, and she even enjoys his far-fetched stories. Carla knows that Bradley could change, if only he weren't afraid to try...A story of isolation, bravery and gradual acceptance told with great humour by Louis Sachar, the author of the brilliant Holes.
Paperback
Published on January 1, 2016 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN-10: 1408869101
ISBN-13: 9781408869109
33 Book Reviews
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  • kat100
    kat100Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 10:14 am55 stars
    the book is funny if you get to read it try to read it
    • mew3054
      mew3054Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 10:13 am33 stars
      SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO FUNNY! :D
      • cute2412
        cute2412Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 11:38 am44 stars
        This book is really sad because Bradley { the main character } is sad for Carla { school counsellor } to go. She leaves, and Bradley wants to say goodbye but she had already left. He then writes a letter including a gift. His prize possession. His toy. Ronnie the Rabbit. A gift from the heart. I really liked this book.
        • jadeygirl1982
          jadeygirl1982Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 9:36 pm
          funny. in one word......funny
          • ellaw
            ellawMonday, October 14, 2013 at 2:16 pm
            This is a hilarious book!
            • smartdud
              smartdudWednesday, September 18, 2013 at 4:38 pm55 stars
              This book is Hilarious! I enjoyed reading it, I recommend this book to everyone. Another great book by Louis Sachar is Holes .
              • Jessica MitchelSaturday, December 1, 2012 at 7:19 pm
                i love this book i could never take my eyes offit
                • 5mcrow
                  5mcrowMonday, November 19, 2012 at 2:10 pm
                  Very funny you never know what will happen next
                  • angie1612
                    angie1612Monday, October 15, 2012 at 8:17 pm55 stars
                    This book is awesome Bradley turns sweet Jeff was sweet turns in a dick gets sweet again and their new Girl (friend) .....someone
                    • missneon
                      missneonWednesday, April 18, 2012 at 5:12 pm55 stars
                      I personally think it is funny so far, to me, my mom told me she read the beginning of it then stopped, i love it so far.

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