- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
Children's LiteratureThere is a new girl named Emma at Gary's school and she is wearing sunglasses, even though it is a cloudy December day. He thinks it is a little strange and is curious about why she wears them, but the sunglasses do not bother Gary. They do, however, bother Tanya and Gail, two girls from "The Scars" gang. Tanya and Gail cannot stand the fact that Emma is allowed to wear sunglasses in school when it is forbidden for anyone else to wear them. "Get rid of them!" Tanya orders. "If I took them off, you'd regret it," Emma replies. Gail and Tanya cannot stand not being in the know, and they will stop at nothing to find out Emma's secret. When they corner Emma at the lake and rip the sunglasses from her face, Tanya and Gail get much more than they ever bargained for. With its large font size, wide letter and line spacing, short chapters, and high interest level, this book is a good one for reluctant readers. Following the text are discussion questions and writing prompts for use in a classroom setting, as well as a glossary and suggested web sites for further information on some of the ideas in the book. 2006 (orig. 2005), Stone Arch Books, Ages 9 to 12.