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|Last boy at St. Edith's|
Author: Malone, Lee Gjertsen
Seventh-grader Jeremy Miner, the only boy in a school of 475 girls, unleashes a series of pranks in hopes of getting expelled.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 5.20
Points: 7.0 Quiz: 181716
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: 6-8
Reading Level: 4.70
Points: 11.0 Quiz: 67264
Kirkus Reviews (+) (10/15/15)
School Library Journal (00/04/16)
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (A) (00/02/16)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 11/01/2015 Here are some serious odds: 475 to 1. That’s the ratio of girls to boys in Jeremy’s school. Instead of being a dream, it’s Jeremy’s nightmare. He has kept a careful log as, one by one, all 25 boys have found ways to transfer to other schools where they wouldn’t be teased for attending what is mostly known as a girls’ prep school. When his begging and pleading fall on his mother’s deaf ears, Jeremy resorts to pulling pranks in hopes he will be booted out. How far is Jeremy willing to go to leave St. Edith’s? When the Merry Pranksters, composed of Jeremy and a couple of his friends at St. Edith’s who decide to help him out, first emerge, they are cheered by many. However, no one was ever supposed to be hurt by the pranks, but they are, and with disastrous results. Humor mixes with more serious issues in this clever debut. Recommend to fans of Jerry Spinelli’s Crash (1996) and Loser (2002), which also deal with being the odd man out. - Copyright 2015 Booklist.