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The Cheat by Amy Goldman Koss
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Jan 18, 2012

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bookshelves: young-adult
Read in January, 2012

This is written in a different style. Each chapter is a different character in the story telling his or her view of the events. I liked it but it was hard to keep the characters separate, probably because I read this book so slowly during channel one time. **stop here for spoilers** A cute popular girl asks a not so popular boy to steal his sisters exam from last year so that they won't have to study. The book shows how getting caught effects different people, and families in different ways. The teacher gives a different exam, and so those who used the old exam are easily identified. It's interesting and some students should be required to read it, so that they will think again. But with that said, in the end the person who stole the test only gets suspended four days. Not much of a punishment really, and it makes him a celebrity and hero at school. What kind of a message did that send? I liked the parts that show sweating it, and worrying, but then they mostly get away with it.

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