The Secret School

The Secret School

by Avi
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The Secret School 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
Sonya1999 More than 1 year ago
One day Miss.Fletcher (the teacher) leaves the town to go take care of her mom. The school is only one room and one teacher. The school would have to be closed.The students dont want school to end so they were thinking Ida, a 14 year old girl, should be the teacher and you'll have to find out the rest when you read it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a book that is interesting because it describes a one room school and living in the past. But the adventure and excitement is missing. It can be read from cover to cover if you are determined.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fourteen-year-old Ida Bidson's dream is to become a teacher. But in her remote, poverty-stricken region of Colorado, most dreams don't come true, and those that do take hard work, devotion, and sometimes, just plain luck. But luck seems to be going against Ida when, two months before the end of the term, the teacher must leave to care for her sick mother. Stingy Mr. Jordan, the head of the school board, refuses to hire a teacher this close to the end of the school year. So Ida takes it upon herself to be the teacher, and run the school in secret, so that she can graduate eighth grade and be eligible to attend high school in the fall. But what will happen to Ida and her students if their secret school is discovered? This was a wonderful historical novel about one girl's determination to do whatever it takes to make her hopes and dreams come true.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best book ever and I highly reccomend it. It is so exciting and a page-turner big time. I highly recommend it. You should read it!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
OUTSTANDING! I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a great book that doesn't take very long. I absolutely loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very good I read it awhile ago but I still remember it. This is about Ida who wants to become a teacher and then she finally gets to be one. I reccomend this book to anyone who likes to read. Have Fun
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story is not overly creative, but is shows how kids can make a difference through their actions, and that their work, especially school work, is not entirely pointless.
Guest More than 1 year ago
~*~i thought that this book was fantastic! it was great book cuz i've alwaiz been interested in that time period and i've alwaiz wanted 2 b a teacher~*~
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish it was longer. I couldnt srop reading. I have actually read it about five times.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was leaving me hanging of my seat
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Avi is such good writer
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I loved this book
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Used this book for 4th & 5th graders book club, they liked he book, its life lesson and the story line itself.
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MRHKLM More than 1 year ago
As a read aloud to my second grade class, the story was very touching and showed the class that even with a young age children can make a difference. They enjoyed learning about how school was different in the West compared to their school in the East and in modern times.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Really good book suspenseful when Mr.Jordan comes in
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite books for its courageous characteristics every one shows. One girl and her friend have been waiting for so long to graduate and go to high school and leave the small school house. They both studied so hard because they have to pass a test to graduate, bad for them their teacher had to leave. Now they can't take the test,or can they? My favorite part is when the school house gets turned upside down and the smartest girl takes control. Find out what happens when they keep this no teacher school a secret!