Thursday, February 26, 2009
If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period by Gennifer Choldenko
Kristin has been best friends with Rory forever but suddenly Rory is hanging out with the most popular girl in school instead. During a detention the popular girl takes a teacher's wallet and hides it in Kristin's bookbag, getting her into serious trouble. Rory and her new friend make up a story that gets Kristin out of trouble but she is still wary of them. Meanwhile, the same teacher offers a chance for the students to get extra credit so Kristin is teamed up with Walk, a new boy at school and the only black student in the entire building. Although he doesn't like Kristin a lot Walk invites her to eat lunch with him and his friends one day and Kristin proves to be so witty and fun that she immediately fits in with them. Then, while eavesdropping on a fight between her parents, Kristin discovers a secret that links her to Walk even more than either of them realized.