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Teacher Torture (Kat & Mouse #1)

3.55  ·  Rating Details  ·  74 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
When Kat's dad gets a job as a science teacher at a posh private school, things seem perfect--that is, until her rich, popular classmates shove her to the bottom of the social heap just for being smart. And bad turns to worse when an anonymous student blackmails Kat's dad to give the class better grades! Can Kat and her new friend, a rebellious computer nerd named Mouse, f ...more
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published July 1st 2008 by Spotlight (MN) (first published July 11th 2006)
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Robin
It’s already two weeks into the school year, but Kat’s family is moving. Across the country – from Iowa to New England. Her father is the new middle school science teacher at a fancy private school, where Kat will attend seventh grade. Her mother is thrilled to be returning to the area where she grew up. But this is a new world for Kat – of school uniforms and established cliques: the Chloettes, the athletes, the peace-heads, the nerds and the in-betweens. One of the few friendly people is Mee-S ...more
Erin
This series was a recommendation from one of my younger teen patrons. She really enjoyed the series and I can see why. I would recommend this series to tweens maybe even a bit younger. Kat moves to New Hampshire from Iowa to attend a prestigious school where her father gets a job teaching science. Kat hopes to make friends but finds herself on the outs with the popular girls and ends up becoming friends with Mouse, the smartest girl in her class. Kat and Mouse become embroiled in a blackmail sch ...more
Jhorleny Familia
Mar 28, 2011 Jhorleny Familia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this book was great a very cool . in this story Katherine (Kat) moves to a new place . she enter this new great school . her father is the science teacher . her friend is mouse a Asian girl name Mee-seen but every one calls her mouse . its so good book and interesting . the problem is that her father get black mail if the whole class doesn't get a good grade. well her father does the right thing and give everyone a fair grade . well the night the telescopes are stolen . the other day they magica ...more
Trebro
Aug 14, 2008 Trebro rated it it was ok
Shelves: manga
Two geeks at a school, one a long-standing member of the community, and one a newcomer, must team up to save the latter girl's father from being blackmailed by the school's bratty girl contingent. This was geared too young for me to want to continue, but for a young audience I'm sure it would have been just fine. Very standard American manga art, and the two main characters are done well enough that you do care what happens to them. (Library, 07/06?)

Trebby's Take: Best for kids.
Pinky
May 03, 2012 Pinky rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-12
Kat's father takes a job as a science teacher at a wealthy prep school in New Hampshire. The family is broke and Kat is nervous about not fitting in at Dover Academy. She quickly becomes friends with Mee-Seen (Mouse) and the two try to solve some mysterious crimes taking place around campus. Someone is trying to blackmail Kat's father into giving good grades, so it seems that the culprit must be in 7th grade.
Angela Alcorn
Cute comic for kids about school dramas and detective work involving science. It even ends with a DIY home experiment and some great role models for smart girls.
Kristi
Oct 20, 2008 Kristi rated it liked it
Fun graphic mystery. A few cliches (smart girl sleuths beat out the mean girl clique) but satisfying nonetheless. Series.
Ruth
Nov 05, 2008 Ruth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this graphic novel. It reminded me of another graphic novel that I really liked, the Plain Janes.
Shally
Jul 13, 2010 Shally rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens, gn
interesting intro story about 2 cool nerd friends who fight evil popular kids; 1st in series
Kathy
Sep 30, 2008 Kathy rated it it was ok
Cute with potential. I'd be interested in seeing if it's developed better in the next book.
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