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Reformed

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Ian Hart ends up in trouble the last day of middle school. The teacher had given a writing assignment, but Ian didn’t get it done. At lunch, one of his “friends,” Devon, plays a cruel trick on a boy named Max. Devon gets Ian to trade lunch with him. It’s not difficult since Ian’s mother packed him a peanut butter sandwich even after Ian begged her not to. Devon gives the sandwich to Max, who is highly allergic to peanuts and immediately goes into anaphylactic shock, nearly dying. The boys are found out, and, because it is so serious, Devon, Ian, and two other boys are sent to a reform summer camp. It is there Ian learns a lot about what true friendship is and how cruel bullies can be.

Author Justin Weinberger seems to have some experience with middle-school bullies and how they work. This is an excellent portrait of bullies and their methods and meanness. It’s not a perfect book, as some of it stretches readers’ credulity, but it is pretty effective at getting its core messages across. The writing is good and the characters fully developed and believable. Middle-grade readers will like this.

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Author:
Justin Weinberger
Star Count:
4.5/5
Format:
Hard
Page Count:
208 pages
Publisher:
Scholastic Press
Publish Date:
2017-Mar-28
ISBN:
9780545902526
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Issue:
June 2017
Category:
Tweens
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Publication Date

2017-Mar-28

Format

Hard

Publisher

Scholastic Press

Issue

June 2017

Page Count

208 pages

ASIN

0545902525

ISBN

9780545902526

Star Count

4.5

Book Author

Justin Weinberger

“Reformed”

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