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The Secret Sheriff of Sixth Grade by Jordan Sonnenblick
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Life isn't easy for sixth grader Maverick Falconer. Not only must he deal with bullies at school, his small size, and often being in the wrong place at the wrong time, but things at home are less than perfect. His mother makes less than stellar choices when it comes to her romantic relationships and spends a lot of time getting drunk. Money is tight too. After an incident at home in which he feels helpless to take action, Maverick decides to make a difference at school. Inspired by the toy sheriff badge his father left him, he begins watching out for opportunities to stand up for others in his classroom. Although his intentions are good, this leads to problems when his kindness is misinterpreted or things don't turn out quite the way that he had hope they would. The drama that ensues with his classmates, Jamie Thompson and Bowen Gregory Strack is both humorous and not unexpected. I have to say that I adored his principal, Mr. Overbye. I wish all schools had administrators like him. While many issues are still unresolved at the end of the book, and things will never be easy for Maverick, at least now he has quite a few folks who have his back. This book makes a great read aloud title, perfect for sharing and discussing with others. After all, heroes come in all sorts of shapes and sizes.
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