Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Sixth Grade Secrets” as Want to Read:
Sixth Grade Secrets
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Sixth Grade Secrets

3.94 of 5 stars 3.94  ·  rating details  ·  2,134 ratings  ·  164 reviews
From the Newbery-award winning author of Holes

When Laura Sibbie starts a secret club at school, makes the other members them give her something totally embarrassing as "insurance," to make sure they don't tell anyone else about the club. She promises to keep the insurance secret, unless someone blabs. Gabriel, who never tells on anybody, would be a perfect member of Pig Ci
Paperback, 208 pages
Published September 1st 1994 by Scholastic Paperbacks (first published 1987)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Sixth Grade Secrets, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Sixth Grade Secrets

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy BlumeSixth Grade Secrets by Louis SacharThe Fourth Grade Wizards by Barthe DeClementsNothing's Fair in Fifth Grade by Barthe DeClementsNinth Grade Slays by Heather Brewer
School Grades in Title
2nd out of 104 books — 8 voters
The Fault in Our Stars by John GreenMemoirs of a Geisha by Arthur GoldenThe Underneath by Kathi AppeltStargirl by Jerry SpinelliThe Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Damn Good Reads
21st out of 25 books — 7 voters

More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 3,000)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Sep 28, 2008 Paula rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people who like to read about kids who have their own clubs and secrets.
Recommended to Paula by: myself
In "Sixth Grade Secrets" it all started with a hat. Laura bought a hat in a yard sale and liked it because it said,"Pig City". She and her friends decide to make their own club and want to name it Pig City because of the hat. Then Gabriel, a boy, knows a little bit about Pig City and wants to be in the club. So, he writes Laura a letter saying that he knows about Pig City and that he won't tell anyone. Gabriel writes the letter so that Laura would let him join her club. For insurance in Laura's ...more
Apparently this book is currently out of print. I am not sure why. It's a great book that my son just loved. It's all about a secret club started by a girl who is a born leader. Things spiral out of control and by the end of the book, you are on the edge of your seat.

Not recommended for kids much younger than fifth grade. It's not a kiddy book, more of a middle school book.

My only criticism is that in real life a good teacher would have stepped in much earlier and figured out what was going on.
A school story with a measure of poignancy & intensity between Sidewise Stories from Wayside School and Holes. Still, it's Sachar, so with the insights there's also plenty of humor:

"On Sunday, she received two earth-shattering phone calls. The first one was good news. It made her sad. The second was bad news. It made her glad."

Also, the morning after Tiffany kissed a boy for the first time, at the start of a club meeting, she's slightly distracted. "Everyone saluted. Tiffany missed. Her fis
I remember reading this book as a kid, and all I remembered was the bit about the underpants and the edited note. I picked it up at a used bookstore today and finished it in one afternoon.

For a book about secret clubs and petty teenagers and mean-spirited pranks, this wasn't bad. Actually, it was pretty good. I liked that Laura was a brat of a protag who did mean things but wasn't entirely unlikeable and you actually felt sorry for her when she got hurt and screwed over. I was sorry she didn't g
I read this last night when I couldn't sleep. It has always been a childhood favourite of mine but after re-reading it I have downgraded it to 3 stars (it was 4 before). When I read this as a child (probably around 6th grade), I loved the whole club thing and if I remember correctly, I tried to start my own club (no insurance required) but it was a spectacular failure. Reading now though, I can't believe how horrible these girls are! It is still quite funny and I always loved the idea of the dic ...more
Well when Laura goes to a yard sell with her friends she finds a hat called pig city. So then she wore everyday to school. Everyone got used to it. Then she and her friends want to start a club called pig city because of her hat. They made them give insurance that is embarrassing and if they tell anyone about pig city it will be shown to everyoneSo then a kid named Gabriel gave a note to her that said that he knew about pig city but it is only a little that he knows. So then A girl named Sheila ...more
♥ Aphrodite
OMG, I've been looking for this book! I forgot the title but I knew what the cover looks like...after searching various authors I finally came across Sideways Stories from Wayside School and a light went on...same author. AHA! I found it!

This was absolutely my favorite book of all time in elementary school. This is were my love for writing and reading was sparked. I absolutely thank Louis Sachar for his genius writing. This book I recommend every parent to buy for their fourth firth sixth grader
Lucie Miller
I'd been looking for this book for ages. I'd read it as a kid in the late 80s but couldn't remember the name of it. After googling the main theme the titles "Sixth Grade Secrets" and "Pig City" came up. (It was re-released later on with the title "Pig City"). I ordered it off Amazon a week ago and it came today.

I've just spent an hour reading it. I remember that the main character, Laura, had really long hair and named her secret club after the slogan on her baseball cap, Pig City.

To make sure
Julie Decker
It all starts when Laura Sibbie gets the PIG CITY hat at a garage sale and starts a club based on her slogan. In order to belong to the club, Laura decides its members have to be loyal no matter what, so with the help of her friends, she collects insurance on each new member--whether it's being recorded saying something embarrassing, giving them an undergarment for safekeeping, or in some way compromising themselves in exchange for belonging. The insurance was never supposed to be used against a ...more
Read this as a kid when I was going to be going into sixth grade the next year. I loved it and shared it with my sister. The characters were all multi-layered--amazingly so for a kids' book, too!--and I loved these kids having competing clubs with warring anthems, not to mention the hilarious things they did to collect dirt on each other in exchange for membership. And I related to Laura, the main character, because everyone knew her for her long hair. :)
I really enjoyed the Book called Six Grade Secrets by Louis Sachar. He is a real good author. In this book it takes you back as if you were back in six grade. It made me remember all the drama that came with being that age and most of all how we all wanted so badly to fit in with all of our peers. I recommend this book to anyone that wants a good read.
***SPOILER ALERT***Humorous rivalry between two classmates! One girl makes a club with her friends and won't allow an annoying friend join! This club involves secrets(hense the name)insurance and dares! MY favorite book of all time!
Maaz Uddin
Maaz Uddin
The book Sixth Grade Secrets by Louis Sachar is about a girl named Laura Sibbie who went to a garage sale and bought a hat that said Pig City on it. She then starts a secret club called Pig City. The hat symbolized the name of the club and also Laura’s personality. At some point she would say how the hat was like a part of her. Laura would wear the hat almost every single day. As the club starts, she invites her 2 best friends Tiffany and Allison. She tells them to give her, “insurance
Katherine Tobiya
It was alright, I never read this as a child but I love most of Louis Sachar and his books so thought I'd give this a try. Not at the same level at all as his others, but still not bad.
Edward (saysmeow)
I really liked this book. This was my favorite book ever since I read it in 5th grade. I always read it when I get bored like in an airplane to China. It never gets boring.
I lost count how many times I had read this book. The cover was so worn, it was falling off. I forced my younger sister to learn the Pig City "salute". Good times!
When I saw this cover I remembered that girl with her long hair... my hair used to be that long when I was younger...
It was really good because the characters were really interesting. I couldn't put it down!
You walk in to your classroom and see eyes pierced on you, you feel small and you hear whispers in the air. You wonder, what happened. How would you feel if all of your secrets have been released? I’m talking DEEP, DARK, and EMBARRASSING secrets. I guess that’s what happens in sixth grade.

In this book, Sixth Grade Secrets by Louis Sachar there’s a girl named Laura Sibbie. Laura and her two best friends start a secret club at their school where they tell all their secrets. They carefully select
Samantha O
Jan 18, 2011 Samantha O rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone
I just finished reading Sixth Grade Secrets!If I were to rate this book 1 out of a ten,i would give it a 10. It was so good that i got so hooked into the book, it felt like i was part of the book! I mean you can create a picture in your mind because its really good! I recommend book to anyone.You can check it out in Mrs.Jones library. Sixth Grade Secrets is all about a girl named Laura and her to best friends Allison,and Tiffany.Laur goes to a garage sale and buys this hat named Pig City. She wo ...more
Star Books

Pig City is such a good book! I always loved books by Louis Sachar, like Holes and Small Steps. Both were really good books so I decided to read it. That was something I didn't regret!

In my copy of the book, there was a little glossary for all the characters and I actually wished they did that for the Westing Game. It told me all about the main characters in Pig City. The magnificent Laura (our main character and hero), her two best friends Tiffany ( something ALWAYS looks messy about her) and A
May 22, 2012 Mustang rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: dj
I LOVED this book!!! Luara Sibbie went to a yard sale with her friends and finds this cap that says''Pig City'' on the front of it. Laura decides to make a club called pig city.But she has to keep it a secret because last time they had a club a mother complained that her son was not allowed to join to join the club.So she invites Allison and Tiffany. they were the only members so far.They needed insurance so if someone told about pig city they would have shown it to everyone.Allisons insurance w ...more

Six grade secrets:

This book was made by Louis Sachar.

this is a story about a Laura sibbi that with her friends Allison and Tiffany were walking when they saw a garage sell, Laura bought a cap that said "pig city" and that is how it begun this secret club, pig city. For joining the club the new members had to give an embarrassing "insurance" in case that somebody tell another person about the club, show it to everyone. In the story the members of pig city were Laura as the president Allison as t
This book kinda reflected my sixth grade experience. It was complete chaos. All the boys acted like such nice boys, but when they get older that changes. Their hormones start racing and girls start reacting to it as well. We all change physically and mentally. We all change have petty conflicts with a boy/girl that you're attracted to. It happens.
Nóri Somogyi
Imádom ezt a könyvet:) Évekkel ezelőtt is imádtam,de most még jobban.
A titkos társulatok,avagy a klikkek eléggé elterjedtek MINDENHOL!!!! Igazából így felnőtt fejjel kicsit fura a Malacvár és Majomsziget név,de aranyos…:D És vannak benne vicces részek,ahol tényleg szakadni lehet a nevetéstől:D Azt hiszem kerülni kezdem a mustárt ezentúl…..:DD Kavarásból persze itt sem volt hiány….:DDD
Laurát annyira nem zártam a szívembe..különösebb problémám nincs vele,de az állandó hajrázogatással már néha ki
I loved the book. It was very interesting. When I read this book, it was a school assignment. Now I have to use the book for a test. I had a great time reading this book. If you haven't read this book, you should read it. I hope you like it! Have fun reading this book and enjoy.

Nilah DeSilva
Jul 13, 2008 Lindsay rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people who like humor and school stories
This book is wonderful. The chacaters are superb, the plot is fantastic, and its humorus. Not to mention it is a school story, so you can relate to it. In short, I loved it. Her's what happens in the book; Laura, the main character, starts a secret club with her friends called Pig City, after a hat she always wears. Clubs are banned at her school. Things start going a little haywire when they decide to add people. They ask someone that the probably should not have, and he starts his own club cal ...more
Idea Smith
I loved this book. Its theme of the pre-adolescent battle of the sexes is timeless and universal.

Laura Sibbie starts a secret club called Pig City (inspired by a garage sale hat). Everyone who joins has to give 'insurance' against their sneaking on the club - something embarrassing that will be made public if they break the secrecy rule. Things get interesting when Gabriel (always in trouble, never tells on anybody else, a leader) is asked to join the club. Now there are two secret clubs, a ful
This book is definitely my favorite book and I guess it will probably always be. I read it when I was in 6th grade and now I am in 10th and I still enjoy reading it every time. It is one of those books you can read in one day and enjoy every bit of it when you're done.

Laura was such a great character and after learning why she got to keep her hair so long for a such a great time it makes you want to do the same. Gabriel was probably my favorite though because of his funniness and how outgoing he
From the jacket blurb, I expected this to be closer to "Holes" in quality. I just don't remember middle school being anything like this. Granted, I lived a pretty sheltered life, but it felt like every character was very shallow.
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 99 100 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Disgusting page 3 55 Sep 30, 2014 06:36AM  
What's The Name o...: Girl who never lies doesn't have to cut her hair [s] 4 77 Dec 13, 2011 02:03AM  
  • Sixth Grade Can Really Kill You
  • When the Dolls Woke
  • Report to the Principal's Office!
  • Ghosts Beneath Our Feet
  • The Pinballs
  • Otis Spofford (Ellen & Otis, #2)
  • Remember Me to Harold Square
  • Reluctantly Alice (Alice, #3)
  • Anastasia at Your Service (Anastasia Krupnik, #3)
  • About the B'nai Bagels
  • Kristy and the Walking Disaster (The Baby-Sitters Club, #20)
  • Skinnybones
Louis Sachar (pronounced Sacker), born March 20, 1954, is an American author of children's books.

More about Louis Sachar...
Holes (Holes, #1) Sideways Stories from Wayside School (Wayside School #1) Wayside School Is Falling Down (Wayside School #2) Wayside School Gets A Little Stranger (Wayside School #3) Small Steps (Holes, #2)

Share This Book