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Laurel discovers her passion for investigative journalism when she writes an article for her school paper about the homeless man who's been living at the school. Eager to write more articles with impact, she launches an investigation of a cheating scam at her high school. Laurel's efforts elicit hostility from her classmates. Nobody is interested in seeing her article go t ...more
Hardcover, 107 pages
Published October 1st 2010 by Orca Book Publishers
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Brooke
Well, I don't like the moral of this book. Yeah, she says, "we all have to live with ourselves" but in the end she decides she can't think of cheating as wrong because there are motives behind it that might make it necessary. Um.... no. If there's something in your life that is making it so you HAVE to pass a class, or get better grades, or pass a certain test, and you care enough to go to the trouble of cheating.... then mayeb you should care enough to go to the trouble of learning... and worki ...more
Erin
I felt like this book was written for a much younger audience than a lot of other YA, which is fine, but it surprised me a bit. This one was a really quick read, though... took maybe an hour, hour and a half to read altogether.

I felt like this book set out to send out a message to its readers, so things like characters weren't given a lot of thought. They don't have much depth, and there's not a whole lot of character development and whatnot here. But I also kind of felt that toward the end of t
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Title:Cheat
Author:Kristin Butcher

This is a book about a girl who writes an article for the school newspaper and turns into the school reporter. She was in class one day when she was trying to think about what to write. She sees two boys cheating on a test so she wrote about the way they are cheating. Everyone, even her brother, get mad at her for "blaming" people for cheating. Someone writes her a note saying people are cheating on a test so she writes about it. She finds out something that she
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Zhen
"Cheat" by Kristin Butcher is a compelling story about Laurel Quinn's process of discovering the scammer. A informer notified her that there's a cheating scam in Mr. Draper's class. So Laurel got a list of students and their grades. Later, she founds out that the scammer is Sean, her brother's friend, while hiding under the desk. Laurel hides in the girl's bathroom and sees her brother, Jack, is switching the answer sheets. Laurel was shocked!! The scammer was her brother, Jack. All Laurel want ...more
Crystal
Cheat is about a young girl, Laurel, a spunky journalist. After Laurel witnesses students cheating on a test she decides to write an article about it for the school newspaper. Quickly after the article runs everybody dislikes her. She gets a tip that the cheating is a bigger issue. Laurel goes all Nancy Drew to solve the mystery. However, she is shocked with the results.

Pros: This book was a nonstop reader. I opened it up and did not put it down until I was finished. The book was about real time
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I am reading Cheat BY Kristen Butcher i am done it is a realistic fiction.
I think i am like the main character because i wanna get that last missing clue like he does and you just feel like never giving up. I like this book because its a mystery and when he hides in the bathroom waiting for that kid to come steal the answers the teacher come and when the kid goes in the room he jgrabs his jacket instead. then his brother calls when hes waiting in the bathroom he says were are you and he says sch
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Janet
Jan 06, 2015 Janet rated it 1 of 5 stars
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If you are into relativism and hypocrisy, this is the book for you.

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SPOILER ALERT
The protagonist lies to get the facts to expose the cheaters but when confronted by those who think cheating is not a big deal, she decides cheating isn't so bad after all.
Heidi
Laurel is an aspiring journalist. She see two students cheating on a test and then gets a tip that a bigger cheating scandal is taking place on her high school campus. Although repeatedly told to back off the story, she forges on with her investigation, losing friends along the way. She is shocked to learn the identity of the person in charge of the cheating ring—someone she knows very well. Laurel comes to realize that the consequences of following the trail to truth may not always be what’s in ...more
V.E.
It seems like this was written for a much younger audience, and the story was okay, but the ending seemed forced and made the book fall flat.
Julia
It gave thought on our actions of judging others. Interesting.
Laura
This book is on my district's list of recommended books for struggling readers. I found it on MackinVIA and decided to give it a try.

It's a really quick read. It's straight forward with a bit of meat to chew on. The story is simple but complicated in the ramifications of friendships, relationships, and how a few bad decisions can change lives.

I don't know who I'll recommend this book to but I have the feeling it ought to be read by more of my students.
Xiao Mei
The plot of this novel is very interesting. The main character who is a journalist, Laurel, investigates a cheating scam at her high school. However, no one in her school has interest in her investigation, not even her brother. Along the way, she lost friends. This novel seems very interesting to me because once the truth was revealed, it was shocking. i recommend this book to teenagers.
Sandra
I thought this book has a lot of anticipation. She would go from one person and then see someone else be the one who starts the cheating scam. I thought that it was a very good book I like how the author planed the plot.
Larry
This book has lots of potential that never really developed. It was,however, open ended that might be used in discussions.
Alex Zapinski
Quick read, but an unsatisfactory ending.
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I love to dance. I love to laugh. I love to learn. Crossword puzzles relax me. Waiting frustrates me. I like spending time by myself. I use way too much salt. I make New Year's resolutions. My ideal job would be writing a television sitcom. The Great Gilly Hopkins is my favorite kids' book. I appreciate witty people. I dislike whiners. I have better friends than I deserve and a family that gives m ...more
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