I would give this book two and a half stars.
Oh, was I ever able to identify with Maggie! Whether the reader has gone through the issue of having difficulty learning cursive, has had problems in other academic areas, or has simply felt left out (and angry about it) in any area of life (so, this story basically applies to everyone), they will identify will the struggles of Maggie. This book is both a good catharsis and a fine learning experience. Beverly Cleary did a nice job here.