Enter Mr. P and the notebook assignment.
Confusion, change, what to do, what to do ??? Gramma Pickle tells him his grandpa had a journal too...and how important it was to him.
I don't want to give away too much of the story, but it was a captivating book. I didn't expect the ending.... it was a definite cause for conversation between the lad and myself as he worked to understand this difficult topic. Dealing with bullies of all different sorts can be a very hard one to figure out.... and Charlie discovers a braveness that he didn't really he had...and that was TOTALLY cool to see.
For me as a mom seeing the wheels turning in my boy's head was wonderful.
Middle school may be tough, but Charlie Burger has a plan for how he'll get through it: mind his own business and stay out of the limelight. But the sixth grade has other plans for Charlie. His best friend Franki starts acting weird-since when does she like to dance?-and everyone from his mom to his soccer coach is on his case all the time. Worst of all? The school bully, Boomer Bodbreath, seems to think Charlie has a bull's-eye on his back.
When Charlie's eccentric science teacher hands out writing journals instead of beakers and goggles, Charlie is convinced his year can't be saved. That is, until he starts writing stories about Dude Explodius, an awesome, studly superhero-and those stories start coming true.
Can a kid who's used to the sidelines suddenly take a shot at saving the world?
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