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There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

17 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

One time it is good for a boy to go in the girl's bathroom

I read this book in a literature circle in an education class at my university. I quite enjoyed it even being 21 years old. The characters were dynamic and every chapter read was a surprise in itself. It opened my eyes to what it was like to be in fifth grade again.
I read this book in a literature circle in an education class at my university. I quite enjoyed it even being 21 years old. The characters were dynamic and every chapter read was a surprise in itself. It opened my eyes to what it was like to be in fifth grade again.
The story puts you in the shoes of the main character and you get to relive the fifth grade experience again. You get to see the trails of what it is like to be a child that does not feel like they are accepted and the ways the child will act out and attempt to fit in. I was aware of all the things a child goes through but how big of an impact it had on the child kind of blurred until I read this book. Peer acceptance is a big thing to a student but also how a teacher treats a student plays a large role in their success. This book shows this.
You are reminded of the ways kids interact, what it was like to have crushes, the embarrassment tied to accidentally walking into the bathroom of the opposite sex, and what it is like to be left alone. You remember hall passes, getting gold stars or praise, and recess.
This book teaches good moral lessons to kids and adults alike. It also provides future educators or parent on ideas on how to deal with, and properly communicate with, students or kid who feel isolated.
This is an fun story which captures the imagination and uses an array of good vocabulary for a fifth grade reader (approximate). I would strongly recommend it to be implemented in a classroom for literature circles, buddy and/or independent readings because it is an interesting story which kids can connect to and really get into. Students will get into the book starting with just the cover. Just wait until they flip through the pages.

posted by Kimberly-P on February 11, 2009

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Great Book mrs3301

This book will make you feel like you are back in the fifth grade. It tells the story of Bradley Chalkers' wild, yet heart warming changing of mind. Things start to change once Bradley meets Carla, the school counselor. Carla encourages him to work on his attitude and t...
This book will make you feel like you are back in the fifth grade. It tells the story of Bradley Chalkers' wild, yet heart warming changing of mind. Things start to change once Bradley meets Carla, the school counselor. Carla encourages him to work on his attitude and the way he treats his other classmates.
I am sure lots of students this age can relate to this book. They may not be as bad as Bradley Chalkers, but they may feel like they do not fit in. I think everyone can learn a lesson from this book; do not judge based on first impressions. Anyone can change for the better, and become an amazing friend.

mrs3301

posted by mrs3301 on September 19, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2013

    To below

    I wish you were never born. You are horrible. I wish I could dump you in the trash can. -*** ***

    P.S. you dont know me. I wont tell you my name. Haha.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2012

    THIS BOOK TOTALLY SUCKS!!!!!

    what the @#%&?!

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2013

    I wish it was never written! It is horrible!

    Take it to the trash.... now!

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2012

    Well the hunger Well goinf Well going to the hunger games would of ben beeter

    I

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2012

    A bad book

    Dont waist your time or moneyt

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 31, 2011

    Anounimous

    Sounds like hes gey. At least, the title does.

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2005

    Funny

    The book Boy in the Girl¿s Bathroom is a very funny book to me. Bradley¿s character is a funny character to me because he is funny like some of the boys in my class too. Also, I¿m glad Mrs. Ebbel isn¿t like my teacher because my teacher is nicer than Mrs. Ebbel is. Lately I have been thinking that at least my family supports me unlike Bradley¿s family. I think other kids should read this book too. This book though is about a boy named Bradley Chalkers and he is a trouble maker but then he gets help from his school counselor. This book also made me laugh at times. It also made me feel sad too. Bradley meets a friend named Jeff.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2003

    Decent Book for Bored 3rd Graders

    In one sense, this book will offer comic relief to someone around the age of 8, while helping them to accept their own pathetic existence because it cannot be as worthless as the spineless main character named Bradley

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2002

    Ridiculous!!!

    This book is SOOOO ridiculous. Bradley can't even admit that he was beat up by a girl. What's wrong with getting beat up by a girl?! There're just as tough as boys, if not tougher. And he's a totally untrue friend. He betrayed Jeff when Jeff did nothing wrong. Jeff had every right 2 betray Bradley. And Bradley cried his eyes out when Carla suggested he do homework and when he didn't know what 2 do at a birthday party. BIG deal! And even a third grader wouldn't be stupid enough 2 sit on a cake. So he lost at musical chairs, so what?! I really don't like that book.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2000

    It was boring and stupid

    It was boring and stupid. My teacher made our class read it even though we didn't like it. I almost fell asleep while she was reading it.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted February 28, 2013

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    Posted December 27, 2013

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