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There's A Boy in the Girl's Bathroom

3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  10,888 ratings  ·  1,120 reviews
Bradley Chalkers IS the oldest kid in the fifth grade. He tells enormous lies. He picks fights with girls. No one likes him—except Carla, the new school counselor. She thinks Bradley is sensitive and generous, and knows that Bradley could change, if only he weren’t afraid to try. But when you feel like the most-hated kid in the whole school, believing in yourself can be th ...more
ebook, 208 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by Yearling (first published January 1st 1987)
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Micah That's a good question. Perhaps she has tried already and doesn't know what else to do. I get the feeling she is frustrated with him and just happy…moreThat's a good question. Perhaps she has tried already and doesn't know what else to do. I get the feeling she is frustrated with him and just happy that he doesn't disturb the class. I didn't really like this teacher either. (less)
Micah Oh! We wouldn't want to ruin the fun of you reading it now, would we? I loved that part of the book. It was my favorite part because the suspense was…moreOh! We wouldn't want to ruin the fun of you reading it now, would we? I loved that part of the book. It was my favorite part because the suspense was so thick! I thought Jeff was super awesome and showed that he was a great friend. You could also see how Bradley felt terrible too for saying that Jeff had punched him. You have to read it! (less)
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Apr 10, 2008 Laura rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Laura by: Mrs. Kent :)
This is a kid's book, but I love it so much. When I was in third grade, my teacher, Mrs. Kent, read it to our class. When she got to a certain part, she was crying so hard, she couldn't read, so she called me up to read that part. I told my mom how good it was, and we took turns reading from it to each other, finishing the whole thing in a few hours. The summer when I was 19, I somehow remembered it, bought it, and read it again. I later read it to my husband on a car trip, and he really liked i ...more
Nov 21, 2007 Brian rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Holes or Louis Sachar in general
As a teacher, I read a lot of juvenile fiction and much of it is good! Some of it is forgettable, but this book is not. I love this book.
This book is about Bradley Chalkers. Bradley is a bully. Bradley is a behavior problem. He doesn't do his homework, classwork...anything. Teachers pass him from grade to grade just so that don't have to teach him again. Now, he's in 5th grade and his school hires a counselor named Miss Davis, or Carla, as she likes to be called. The rest, as they say, is histor
Jun 07, 2007 MissInformation rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: grade 4-7, esp "different" kids
Shelves: jbooks
I really loved the way the intensity of Bradley was captured- and I went up and down with him as he made progress, then went backward, then forward again. There are so many beautiful touches: his absurdly long list of topics to talk about, his talking stuffed animals, the picture of the monster with the heart....

I was pleasantly suprised by this book, because the cover didn't indicate to me it would be so intense or layered. (The cover is a large, fairly realistic rendering of a surprised boy's
Rana Heshmati
Mar 12, 2014 Rana Heshmati rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Rana by: لیلی، یاسی، نوری
Shelves: رمان, گریه
واقعا عجیب بود.
چونکه من از سه نفر، کلی تعریف ازش شنیده بودم و ازش خیلی انتظار داشتم...
با تمام این ها، عاشقش بودم.
و پنج ستاره، حلالش :دی
در ضمن... با اینکه فکر میکردم که گریه نمیکنم، وسطش آنقدر گریه کردم که نمیتوانستم دیگر بقیهی کتاب رو بخونم و جدن دلم داشت میلرزید... با اینکه شاید اصلا احتیجی به گریه نبود... یا کلا کتاب خیلی غم انگیز نبود...
بنظرم کارلا...(شاید نه خیلی! نمیدونم!) شبیه دخترستارهای بود! اگر نبود هم... من رو یادش میانداخت.
ممنون از همهی کسایی که بم پیشنهادش کردن و از حانیه، که بم دادش
با خوندنش دردت میاد ولی آخرش لا اقل مثل برادلی یه لبخندی می زنی ..!
ولی چیزی که دردناک تره دونستن این مسئله ست که برادلی های زیادی تو دنیا هستند و کارلا های کمی .. !و غمت می گیره .. می تونم فعلا فقط لعنت بفرستم ! همین !
پی نوشت دل نوشت : این ترس های احمقانه برادلی را در این سن خودم دارم ، ترس از این که یکهو نزند ورقه هاش را پاره کند .. حتا ترس از رفتن به یک تولد را هم به راحتی میتونم درک کنم ..!
قسمتی ش که خیلی اذیتم کرد :
برادلی پشت میزش ، در ردیف آخر ...، صندلی آخر ..، نشست و به مقوایی که روی دی
Lauryn Wild
Jul 14, 2008 Lauryn Wild rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone!
Shelves: fiction, humor, children
The book "There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom" by Louis Sachar is a humerous novel that describes the 5th grade year of Bradley Chalkers. Bradley is a trouble maker as he sits in the last seat, last row. He does not earn any gold stars as he refuses to do his work, scribbles on every piece of paper imaginable, and gets "Fs" on every assignment and test he does. He has no friends, except for his collection of toy animals that he talks to when he gets home. His dad used to be a cop until he was ...more
Meshkat Mnsz
راهنمایی جای من ته کلاس ردیف اخر صندلی اخر بود. و خب انگیزه م برای خوندنش هم همین بود :دی
چه قدر دوستش داشتم..
It's a shame the title is so ridiculous, because the book itself is not. It's an honest and insightful look in to what makes a person "good" or "bad" and how one changes the way others perceive him. It also shows beautifully the difference that adults can make on the lives and self-images of children--either to help them or to hurt them (hopefully unintentionally).

My strongest emotions at the end of this were anger and gratitude. The portrayal of the school system in this book is heartbreaking.
This is a perfect read-aloud book, one I'd seen in classrooms for ages but never actually read until my coteacher suggested it. And she was right. There's so much to have deeper conversations around with our class.

Bradley, the 'bad kid', is everyone's idea of a nightmare, but the book slowly lets you in to see exactly how low his self-esteem is. I loved seeing Bradley alone in his room, using his model animals to allow himself to actually feel what he's feeling instead of just yelling ...moreTh
Review from April 2014
I will never not love this book. Also, Louis Sachar forever.
While I was rereading this book for the 10,000th time in my life, I was thinking that this book probably taught me a lot about empathy when I was younger. All kids should learn to have empathy. To put themselves in another person's shoes. To try to understand somebody's motivations. To be nice. It's important. The end.

Review from October 2007
I don't know why lately, but I've had problems committing myself to seriou
کتابهای نوجوان برای من یک چیز خاصی هستند. کتابهایی که به دنیای معصوم کودکی و نوجوانی من رو برمی گردونن. حس های پاک رو میتونم باز تجربه کنم و یادم باشه که انسان چقدر میتونه پاک باشه. و البته از این کتابها خیلی چیزها یاد میگیرم، نکاتی که شاید با خوندن کتابهای روانشناسی به سختی یاد بگیرم.

کتاب ردیف آخر صندلی آخر عالی بود. وسطهای کتاب که داستان به اوج میرسید بغض کرده بودم و بعدش هم اشکهام جاری شد. فکر نمیکنم اگه شما این کتاب رو بخونید این حس رو داشته باشید. راستش من موقع خوندن شازده کوچولو هم گریه می
This book is about Bradley Chalkers life at school and home.Bradley's school life is no better than his home life because he has problems both places like at school he has three girls that don't like him and Bradley doesn't like them because they say hey to Jeff(Bradley's best friend or shall I say ex-bestfriend.At home Bradley has it bad with his sister and his dad because his sister always picks at him and his dad doesn't let get away with stuff as easy as his mom.Bradley Chalker's teacher doe ...more
Mrs. Meritt began her 3312 class by reading a couple of chapters a day from this book. I looked forward to this time every day. The book has such a great message! It is about a boy named Bradley Chalkers who no one likes. He is known as the trouble maker throughout the school He goes through a lot of struggles and never seems to think that he can do good. A counselor comes to the school and becomes Bradley's best friend. She makes such a difference in his life and the other children begin to lik ...more
At first I thought this would be the usual story of the problem child in the classroom learning to be good and making friends but the story didn't take the straight path from A-B.

The character development was much stronger than I expected in such a short book and there was no easy attribution of black hats and white hats.
Bradley's family was quite pleasant and not to blame for his behaviour and the teachers though obviously exasperated with him were also more than happy to respond to any improve
Dani Butler
Feb 23, 2008 Dani Butler rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: children (8-12), young at heart, troubled children
Shelves: childhood
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*این ریویو اشتباهیست.نباید نوشته میشد و نباید هم خوانده شود و ...
توجهی بهش نکنین کلا!
سه بار تا حالا خوندمش...سه بار تا حالا باهاش گریه کردم... من مجموعا تا کتاب تو زندگیم نیستن که باهاشون گریه کردم؛ ولی این یکی از اون تاس بدون شک...کتاب ناراحت کنندهای نیست، کتاب غمگینیم نیست...نمیدونم چرا انقدر اشک منو در میاره ولی....
امروز یه اتفاق خاصی افتاد...ینی یه خبر خاصی...که دلم خواس دوباره اینو بخونم. از لحظه ای که اومدم خونه شروعش کردم و نیم ساعت پیش تموم شد...چقدر اینبار بیشتر از دو دفهی گذشته «حس»
I remember when I was a little kid, the teacher would read this book to the whole class. Eventually as the days pass, I tried to read this book by myself and as I looked through my classmate's updates, I found this book. Amazingly, I still remember this book and what it was clearly about.
In my elementary school, I can relate this back to the book. Indeed there were some kids that did not enjoy school and tend to fail everything and disrupt the class while in class discussions. I believe that, th
I downloaded this book without any idea of what it was about. I wasn't even sure of the genre. We can only assume it was in the sales or something, some offer or whatever!

I wanted a short book to get my count up and the name intrigued me, so I dipped in a little earlier in the day (yesterday, as it's now almost 2am), and read bits at work. Seeing as it IS, in fact, a kid's book, it was quick to get through when I managed to pick it up.

Despite being a kids book, it does actually centre around se
Mar 18, 2009 Babyh added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone!
Recommended to Babyh by: my third grade teacher
I love this book sooooo much I can read it a thousand times and I wont get tired of it! The first time I read it (well actually they read it to me) I was in the third grade and I loved it. I have 3 copies of it and I just absolutaly love it. My favorite character is Bradley Chalkers and he is the main one too. He is my favorite character because I think he is really funny and towards the end of the story he like starts getting to know himself more and discoveres secrets about himself that he had ...more
Ibran Khan
Title: The Boy in the Girls' Bathroom
Author: Louis Sachar
Genre: Childrens novel
Type: Fiction

This novel I read more recently together with a group of year 6 children and soon became a very interesting read for all. The title alone raises questions and it's not long until you're tempted to at least read the blurb. It's about a boy if you hadn't guessed who introduces himself with his punchline, wait for it..."Give me a dollar or I'll spit on you." Bradley Chalkers, that's one name you will not
Franzi Robinsôn
I chose this book to read because I found it in my shelf collecting dust. I've read this book years and years ago.

When I was in year 7 we had to do a novel study. At that time I HATED reading, it was my least favourite thing to do and I refused to read the book. The book wasn't "There's a boy in the girls' Bathroom" but it was from the same author Louis Sachar. The book was called "Holes". Like I have said in my previous reviews I usually judge the book by their cover, and the book "Holes" had
Mrs. California
Bradley ahs a terrible home life. He has a sisiter named Claudia. He always lies to his parents, and never let's her sign anything. Antother thing that he misbehaves is at school. His teacher's name is Miss Ebbel. He is the only person at his school that has only one sngle friend. He later on got beaten up by a girl, named Melinda. Once he acidently went into the girl's bathroom too. His only friend is Jeff fishkin. After he got beaten up he had a black eye. He came to school and everyone kept o ...more
In the book Theres a Boy in The Girl's Bathroom Bradley and Jeff were kind of friends then Bradley meet the counsiloer CaralaDavison .Mrs,Davison tried to be his friend but he didn't like her that much . Bradley never did his homework , wasn't good at making friends , and in his class he never had a gold starby his name.
But the main characters areCarla (counsiloer)(teacher)Mrs. Ebbel, Jeff and Bradley.

I think i have told you enough you will just have to read it for yourself but this book was
This is one of those kidlit classics that I return to on a fairly regular basis. Because it breaks one of the _Bird By Bird_ rules that has most stuck with me -- (namely, never let your protagonist have a therapist) -- I always expect to find the return disappointing. I always expect that it's secretly a terrible book and this reread will be the one that proves my younger-kid-self unedumacated about good reads. Instead, even at 25, even knowing that it's not the world's greatest novel, I still c ...more
An amazing tale of an antagonist becoming a protagnost - Bradley will win your heart over, AND make you laugh and cry in the same instant!

Bradley is BAD. He sasses teachers, has NO friends, and is always in trouble at home and school. When Jeff moves to town, Bradley finally feels as though he is ready to make a friend! But how can you become "good" when everyone expects you to be the same way you've always been - a rotten bully of a kid with nothing going for you at all?
Resti  Triyuliandha
"I think everyone has 'good' inside him. Everyone can feel happiness, sadness and loneliness. But sometimes people think someone's a monster. But that's only because they can't see the 'good' that's there inside him. And then a terrible thing happens."

"They kill him?"

"No, even worse. They call him a monster, and other people start calling him a monster, and then after a while, he starts believing it himself. He thinks he's a monster too. So he acts like one. But he still isn't a monster. He sti
Yumi Learner
A Review of My 47th Book This Year

Today I finished my 47th book, There is a boy in a girl's bathroom, in English this year. This is a children book, but the story was really good. I enjoyed reading it very much.

I think the author is good at describing about boy's feelings very well. Since I don't have sons, I don't know about boys so well. However, I've heard about boys from my sister a lot. I think for moms to raise boys is a little bit more difficult.

I can't stop thinking if the protagonist
László Bálint
I've read this book for the 2015 Reading Challenge posted on

Category: A book from your childhood

This book is a good example that no one can understand each other perfectly, we don’t know their motives, we don’t know the things that drive them. Under the skin of a monster can dwell a beautiful, fragile creature, who is afraid of being broken; and of course under the skin of a gentleman can lie a monster waiting for its next prey. We cannot explore them, we’re not cap
This is another one I think about a lot. Today I saw some chipped ceramic animals tossed in the garbage. I thought, "No! Bradley Chalkers would take them in, name them and create scenarios that would offset the loneliness and isolation that he feels amongst his peers!"
i really enjoyed this because i can see a bully turning into a very kind kid with a counsler and brdley taught a whole bunch of kids a lesson when it come to going to the counsler office
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Louis Sachar (pronounced Sacker), born March 20, 1954, is an American author of children's books.

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