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The School Story
Natalie's best friend, Zoe, is sure that the novel Natalie's written is good enough to be published. But how can a twelve-year-old girl publish a book? Natalie's mother is an editor for a big children's publisher, but Natalie doesn't want to ask for any favors.
Then Z ...more
3.5 stars really. Because this book has moments of being perfect and moments that just don’t work for me. (Note, this review devolves into a more general discussion of my thoughts on MG fiction pretty fast.)
Not just because I'm almost 30 an it's middle grade fiction (which I think I might have some issues with in general).
This is objectively a charming story about a young girl who ends up getting a book published with the ...more
The School Story also has lovely family relationships – and a missing father that made me cry, an awesome teacher who’s a very positive influe ...more
I've been a twelve-year-old writer, and I know how the creative process works, ...more
This book is about a girl named Natalie who loveds to write. I love to write once I wrote a 7 page story. This book is a great book I have really enjoyed it so far. In the story Natalie's best friend named Zoe wants to help publish one of her books. I think that is a having a best friend also be a main character is really cool because I have never read a book like that. One thing I really like about this book is there is not much going on and it has very good detail and goes into depth ab ...more
The book, The School Story, by Andrew Clements, is a realistic fiction book describing a young girl, Natalie, trying to publish her own novel. In the story, Natalie writes a fantastic book based on a girls struggles at school. When her best friend, Zoe, reads it she thinks that it is so great that it needs to be published. Although Natalie's Mom is an editor, Natalie does not want her mom to know that she wrote the story. Zoe thinks that she might have a great idea: to publish the book under a p...more
I have minor complaints about the book. Even for a teen/pre-teen book, I found this too simple and predictable. The writing style was sometimes poor. I'm not going to call this out on its unrealisticness, as pre-teens actually need this kind of daydreaming... but there have been some scenes and tidbits that were borderlin ...more
Like he was the best teach for a year, how did he get it? When all he does it sit and doesn't teach. He just drinks coffee and read his newspaper.
Like another of Andrew Clements book. A student does something and someone gets mad. They argue and a happy ending you can say. Its still fun to read
This book is about a girl named Natalie Nelson who oneday wrote a little piece of a school story book. Her mother, Hannah Nelson, and editor for books, had been extremely busy lately. With the help of Natalie's friend Zoe, they are determine to confuse Hannah, and convince her to publish Natalie's book!
Natalie and Zoey look for an editor. Soon enough they decide to call Natalie 's ...more
This was SO GREAT. I wasn't sure if I'd like it. The premise seemed like it could be eye-rolling, but they way it played out was REALLY GREAT and felt like something that could happen.
And the last lines made me tear up a little.