Recommended for Readers
in Grades 6 and Up
They used to be best friends, but somehow, the friendship was torn. Now Sam's ex-best-friend is planning to fight him, and while Sam has plenty of brains, Morgan is the athletic one. Sam has no chance. Does he?
This book has more depth than series like Big Nate and Diary of a Wimpy Kid, so it might appeal to readers who are ready for something a little more thoughtful with that similar attitude. It's nice to see a realistically presented book about friendships between boys in the context of middle school.
The best discussion questions, of course, are generated by and contemplated by readers. These questions are designed to avoid major spoilers about the book, and to provide a starting point for teachers, parents, and student reading groups.
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