Save Me a Seat
This book has alternating chapters from two different viewpoints: a struggling, but observant student and a new, trying-to-fit-in-but-arrogant student from India.
There are many things that work well in this book, including an important message about looking carefully at people before judging them, and being open-minded about differences. There's a strong anti-bullying message and an interesting character contrast. It is apparent that this story was written with a teaching purpose; it's not as genuine a story as it could be. However, it works as a mentor text because it has so many teaching features, including the exploration of point of view, and the explicit work with defined themes.
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