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There's A Boy in the Girls' Bathroom

3.93  ·  Rating Details ·  13,399 Ratings  ·  1,278 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 January 1st 1987)
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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
Mar 03, 2014 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 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»
Nov 21, 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
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
Rana Heshmati
May 25, 2016 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
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
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
Fateme kamali
Aug 28, 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
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
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.
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!
Lauryn Wild
Jul 14, 2008 Lauryn Wild rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone!
Shelves: fiction, children, humor
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..
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
May 21, 2014 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
Emad Khoddam
May 25, 2016 Emad Khoddam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 ؟؟
Nov 26, 2015 Sara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
کلا دوست دارم کتابای لوییس سکرو. یکی از بهترین نویسنده های کتاب نوجوانه
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 (:
Sep 22, 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
Jun 16, 2011 Ms.Kromholz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jul 03, 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
Aug 08, 2016 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
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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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!
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
Raha Shirley
May 28, 2016 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.
Jun 28, 2013 Rebecca rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Michael Mccarthy
Jan 27, 2013 Michael Mccarthy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Boy in the girls Bathroom

This story is about a boy called Bradley Chalker it is set in a school. Instead of doing his work Bradley prefers to cut up pieces of paper, or partake in other mindless tasks which keep his mind off the lesson. He initially wants everyone to hate him so they leave him alone. He sits at the back of the classroom last seat, last row. This behavior has led to his teachers and fellow classmate prefers to ignore him. When a new classmate, Jeff Fishkin, comes in from Washing
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
Sep 03, 2011 Ibran Khan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Louis Sachar (pronounced Sacker), born March 20, 1954, is an American author of children's books.

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