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by | Read by Everette Plen

Children Ages 8+ • 5.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2013

After a week-long suspension, Julian Twerski's teacher offers him a deal: If he writes a journal and recounts the incident that got him suspended, he can skip his Shakespeare assignment. Julian's journal chronicles the remainder of his sixth-grade year in 1969. Narrator Everette Plen gives Julian an innocence that makes him a likable and sympathetic character. While at times Plen's other character voices are not as distinct, overall his narration has a charm that makes this easy to overlook. As the story unfolds and Julian's involvement in a bullying incident comes to light, Plen's narration adds a nice emotional buildup to the book's conclusion. A humorous and engaging historical novel. S.B.T. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2013]



Trade Ed. • Listening Library • 2013

CD ISBN 9780804121569 $45.00 • Five CDs

DD ISBN 9780804121576 $20.00


Library Ed. • Listening Library • 2013

CD ISBN 9780804121583 $40.00 • Five CDs

DD ISBN 9780804121590 $47.00

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