Saturday, November 28, 2009
The Trouble with Mark Hopper by Elissa Brent Weissman
Mark Geoffrey Hopper always gets straight A's and argues with his teachers if they give him less than a perfect score. He also makes sure to point out to all the other students how much smarter he is than them. Mark has made lots of other students hate him and the teachers in his building dread having him in their classes. At the beginning of sixth grade another boy who is also named Mark Geoffrey Hopper moves to town and attends the same school as the other Mark Hopper. At first the two boys dislike each other because of the confusion their identical names cause for each of them but soon they find that they each have talents to share. They form an uneasy friendship as both of them use the other to get something that will help them.