Monday, November 4, 2013

Zero Tolerance by Claudia Mills

Sierra is the perfect student who believes strongly in the school rules and even helped to create some of them.  So when she finds that she accidentally took her mother's lunch one day and that it contains a knife to cut her apple Sierra immediately takes the knife to the cafeteria monitor to turn it in.  But rather than being thanked for her honesty Sierra is taken to the principal's office where she is suspended pending a hearing because of the school's zero tolerance policy on weapons.  Sierra's father is a cutthroat lawyer who swings into action and before long Sierra isn't sure how she feels about anything anymore, including the boy who has always teased and annoyed her.  While there are some flaws in this book I think it will really make students and adults think about policies and how they are enforced.  The cover is completely awful.