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Have you ever wondered, “What in the world is my teacher thinking?” You may not know it, but this very journal you now hold in your hands is the key to answering your question once and for long as you can keep a few secrets.

Mr. Finkelstein is your average middle school teacher…who happens to moonlight as a professional wrestler. Norbie would like to keep this par
Paperback, 226 pages
Published September 10th 2019 by INtense Publications
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Michael Ferro
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Though Frank's new novel hasn't yet been released, I can tell you folks this: Frank Morelli is an incredible writer. Period. His last novel, NO SAD SONGS, blew me away with its humor and raw heartfelt emotion. Getting another Morelli book so soon is truly a treat.

For fans of YA lit and for just plain good, honest writing, it's hard to match Mr. Morelli. I can't wait to learn more about Norbert M. Finkelstein!
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Norbert is a real softy, and I mean it in the sweetest way possible - he's a lovely and kind English teacher with a lot of pets, incredible shyness and a few extra pounds of weight. But he's not all soft - he's got a secret tough side, which is that he's actually a pro wrestler at night. He works as one trying to get a dream trip to Greece for his mother, in the true softy fashion (he is ADORABLE.) We follow Norbert through his journey of finding himself and his strength - also friends and respe ...more
January Gray
Sep 11, 2019 rated it liked it
This is cute. It wasn't for me, just not my taste, but I am very sure others will love it. It simply did not suit me.
Sep 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ah, middle school! The awkwardness, the cluelessness, the self doubt. And that's just the teacher! Mr. Finkelstein is a good-hearted, dedicated middle school teacher who happens to be a semi-professional wrestler in his off hours. His journal (don't call it a diary) chronicles his training and wrestling career as he tries to hide it from his students and co-workers. It's a funny, sweet, and satisfying read for middle schoolers. Plenty of clever nuances make it a fun read for adults, too. The bes ...more
Don Newton
Sep 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I don’t normally read middle-grade fiction, but that’s going to change—especially with books of this quality available. Frank Morelli weaves a captivating tale that’s impossible to put down, and if you can make it through just the first chapter, without rolling on the floor, and shooting Coca-Cola out of your nostrils, well, you need to work on your sense of humor.
Morelli’s wit and use of comedy isn’t the only high point, though. His characters are well thought out, and he makes you care about
Ms. Yingling
Aug 24, 2019 rated it liked it
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Interesting, in a quirky way. Not sure how well a book written from the perspective of a middle school teacher will do with my students, but it was enjoyable enough.
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FRANK MORELLI is the author of the young adult novel, NO SAD SONGS (2018), a 2019 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers nominee and a VOX top Hopepunk title. The first book in his debut middle grade series, PLEASE RETURN TO: NORBERT M. FINKELSTEIN, is due out in September 2019. His fiction and essays have appeared in The Saturday Evening Post, Cobalt Review, Philadelphia Stories, Jersey Devil Pr ...more