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There's A Boy in the Girls' Bathroom

3.95  ·  Rating Details ·  14,759 Ratings  ·  1,372 Reviews
An unmanageable, but lovable, eleven-year-old misfit learns to believe in himself when he gets to know the new school counselor, who is a sort of misfit too.

Winner of 19 Children's Choice Awards
Paperback, 195 pages
Published August 12th 1988 by Yearling (first published 1987)
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Ailsa It is a result of years of poor socialization. It said he was no longer invited to birthday parties after he sat on a cake 3 years earlier - maybe he…moreIt is a result of years of poor socialization. It said he was no longer invited to birthday parties after he sat on a cake 3 years earlier - maybe he was a bit more temperamental than the other kids, and as a result instead of helping him the adults and other kids ostracize him and so he acts out to feel like he is at least in control for being hated. As Carla points out, he never did his homework because he was afraid that if he tried he would still fail - ehich is why he tore up his math homework when he was so nervous about handing it in - he treated his social interactions the same way.(less)
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Laura
Apr 10, 2008 Laura rated it it was amazing  ·  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
لیلی
Sep 07, 2013 لیلی rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: دارمشان
*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 ۵ تا کتاب تو زندگیم نیستن که باهاشون گریه کردم؛ ولی این یکی از اون ۵ 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
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Brian
Oct 27, 2007 Brian rated it really liked it  ·  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
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Rana Heshmati
Mar 12, 2014 Rana Heshmati rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Rana by: لیلی، یاسی، نوری
Shelves: گریه, رمان
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 احتیاجی 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 داد
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Ahmad Sharabiani
There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom, Louis Sachar
عنوان: ته کلاس ، ردیف آخر ، صندلی آخر؛ لوئیس ساکر؛ پروین علیپور؛ تهران، افق، 1385، در 262 ص؛ 9789643692681؛ موصوع: داستانهای نویسندگان امریکایی قرن 20 م
Reihaneh_T
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
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MissInformation
Jun 07, 2007 MissInformation rated it really liked it  ·  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
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Fateme kamali
Aug 16, 2016 Fateme kamali rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
خب دقیقن یادم نیست کدوم یک از دوستام خونده بود که منم ترغیب شدم بخونمش . اول بهش بگم ممنون از اینکه آوردیش جلو چشمم . تازه تمومش کردم و فقط اینکه خیلی خوب بود . خیلی چیزها ازش یاد گرفتم
فک میکنم میشه به معلما ، مدیرا و هرکسی که با بچه ها( کلن دانش آموز ، دانشجو) در ارتباطه پیشنهاد کرد
Batul
Apr 26, 2015 Batul rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: نوجوان
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
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Susan
Dec 24, 2016 Susan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
داستان خیلی خوب و روانی بود.سیر تغییر شخصیت اصلی کلیشه ای و نفرت انگیز نیست،بلکه بسیار حس همدردی-و نه ترحم-را برمی انگیزد.قدم به قدم همراهش می شویم و تمام کارهایش را درک می کنیم. حتما باز هم از لوئیس سکر خواهم خواند!
قشنگترین قسمتها از نظر من بازی کردنش با حیوانات کوچولویش بود.این کارش خیلی معصومانه و لطیف بود در حدی که بعضی بازی هایش باعث می شد آدم بغض کند.چیز غم انگیزی در کار نبود،حس درک عمیق معصومیت احساسات آدم را به بازی می گرفت.
و شخصیتهای حیوانات هم که آنقدر دوست داشتنی بودند که به تنهایی بر
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Julesmarie
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.
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mobarake  mortazavi
× گاهی سختترین کار دنیا این است که تواناییهایت را باور کنی...

خب... بیاید اعتراف کنم که یه جاهایی خودم رو میدیدم!
و حتی یک قسمتهایی بود که انگار یک خاطره کاملا مشترک بود. انگار نه، بود!

و با اینکه فکرشم نمیکردم، اما خیلی اشکم رو درآورد. خیلی زیاد!
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Emad K.A Hossein
کتابی که میتونه مسیر و هدف زندگیتون رو عوض کنه
A Book that Can Change the Way of Your Life

کتابی که نمیدونید آخرش باید گریه کنید یا از لذت داستان به این قشنگی خوشحال باشید

High Recommended 100%

پ.ن : جالبه که تازه فهمیدم اسم اصلی کتاب پسری در دستشویی دختر ها هستش !
There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom !!!
شمام میدونستید ؟؟
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..
Philip
Having blown through the Wayside books with my girls, I thought I'd pick up another Louis Sachar book. Holes is off limits - Liz and I have set some ground rules with what we allow ourselves to read out loud to the kids.

I saw this book and thought: WOAH. That's by Louis Sachar? No way! I'd always seen this lying around at home - in my sisters room. (A room covered in books.) I was also slightly embarrassed by the cover, which may help explain why I'd never read it.

Then, half-way through the book
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Michelle
Oct 12, 2007 Michelle rated it really liked it
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
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Sara
Nov 26, 2015 Sara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
کلا دوست دارم کتابای لوییس سکرو. یکی از بهترین نویسنده های کتاب نوجوانه
M Razavy
Apr 26, 2017 M Razavy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
قبلا موقع خوندن کتابهای این چنینی، خودم رو جای اون بچه (شخصیت اصلی) میگذاشتم. الان خودم رو جای معلم بچه ها میگذارم :)
دیدن خوبی های بچه ها، اغلب آسونه. اما گاهی یه بچه ای هم هست که برای دیدن خوبی هاش خیلی باید انرژی بذاری!
میعاد
كتاب خوبى بود

يكمى با باور پذير نبودنِ تغيير رفتار شخصيت ها و قابل پيش بينى بودنش مشكل داشتم!

كه خُب اونم به حساب كتاب نوجوان بودنش ميذارم (:
Lyon
Sep 15, 2008 Lyon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Ms. Kromholz
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
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Esther
Dec 28, 2009 Esther rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Maryrdg3320
Jun 23, 2008 Maryrdg3320 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
RahaRazavi
Jan 02, 2017 RahaRazavi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
خیلی کتاب دوست داشتنی یه . به دوستانی که به رمان نوجوان علاقه مندند به شدت پیشنهاد میشه.
در مورد حس هایی و موقیت هایی صحبت شده که راجع بهشون همزاد پنداری میکنم.
خیلی دلم میخواسته یه بار اینقدر شجاع باشم که تمرینمو بنویسم و بعدش پارش کنم ولی نبودم :/
Scotty Conley
Mar 29, 2017 Scotty Conley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There's a boy in the girls bathroom someone screams. That's how you know when things are about to get interesting!!! And when a new boy from Washington D. C. Joins a class to find a bully, some annoying girls, and a new counselor who doesn't believe in accidents!!! You'll just have to read it to find out in "there's a boy in the girls bathroom" by Louis Sachar.
Dani Butler
Feb 23, 2008 Dani Butler rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: children (8-12), young at heart, troubled children
Shelves: childhood
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Christine
May 28, 2008 Christine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Raha Shirley
Sep 14, 2015 Raha Shirley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Students who hate school, parents who have rebel kids
Even that I'm 15 and this book is for kids, I liked it so much. I Wish I read it when I was younger. Why did I never try to read more before? Any way I really enjoy this book and this is the first book that I read in just 4 hours. ~ A NEW RECORD ~

Favorite character: Carla
least favorite character: Jeff

I like how Bradley's behaviors changed through the book , how he tried not to be a monster, These all changed my mood in a good way.
Ellie
Apr 26, 2016 Ellie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
My 10 year old brother LOVES Louis Sachar and so I keep reading his books to see what all the fuss is about! This book was brilliant.... Everything just worked; it made me smile, and it made my brother cry (but don't tell him I told you!). It didn't blow my mind or anything, because I am a few years above the target age, but it was still pretty great!
Eddie Owens
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Louis Sachar (pronounced Sacker), born March 20, 1954, is an American author of children's books.

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