by Leslie Connor
Wow! Fantastic story that reminded me of "Flowers for Algernon" and "Bridge to Terabithia". The characters are wonderful (Mason, Calvin & Ms. Blinny) and the themes of friendship, family, bullying and acceptance blend together in this wonderful story. Heart-wrenching and tear-jerking, but well worth the emotional roller coaster. This will join my repertoire of read-aloud books for my 4th grade class - Highly recommended 5th grade and up.