Thursday, February 26, 2009

Don't Call Me Ishmael by Michael Gerard Bauer

Ishmael Leseur hates his name because he has always been bullied about it by Barry, the class bully. No one has ever been able to stand up to Barry. When James joins the class everyone knows that he is exactly the type of target Barry loves and that he will be the next scapegoat. But James claims that his sense of fear was removed during an operation and he refuses to be intimidated. With someone finally standing up to Barry, Ishmael and the rest of the class begin to feel better and more capable of doing some different things. The book is full of funny confrontations between different students as well as some hilarious and embarrassing situations.

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