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Five Times Revenge
Contributor(s): Eland, Lindsay (Author)
ISBN: 0062397303     ISBN-13: 9780062397300
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
    OUR PRICE: $16.85  
Product Type: Hardcover - Other Formats
Published: June 2016
Annotation: After the school bully plays a practical joke on Adam and Perk, the two boys team up with classmates Pearl, Ray, and Dutch to plan a revenge prank.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - Bullying
- Juvenile Fiction | School & Education
- Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
Dewey: FIC
Lexile Measure: 700
Physical Information: 1.3" H x 5.8" W x 8.5" (1.00 lbs) 384 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 182414
Reading Level: 4.5   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 8.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2016 Fall)
When five talented eighth graders are finally fed up with the acts of bullying perpetuated on themselves and others, they join forces to carry out a brilliant and complicated revenge prank. Simple in plot but rich in character development, achieved through short chapters from alternating viewpoints, this is a heartwarming and satisfying story. Copyright 2016 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2016 May)

Gr 4–8—Five eighth-grade students plot and pull off an audacious revenge plot against the two biggest bullies at their school: classmate Hill Parmar and his father, the school's racist, embezzling principal. The story proceeds from a vicious bullying incident, in which Hill "persuaded [a protagonist's developmentally disabled brother] Tommy to play hide-and-seek after school, then locked him up in a utility room, with a sign that said 'Kick me, I'm retarded.'?" While everyone involved has suffered some degree of bullying at the hands of Hill Parmar and his father, this incident proves a bridge too far. Rather than offering intricate plotting, this upper-middle grade novel focuses on the five protagonists' growth and development. How these characters come together to confront bullying and end up better understanding themselves and one another is what will pull tween readers in and keep them engaged when this fairly lengthy story's pace flags on occasion. Eland creates a cast of relatively fleshed-out, largely empathetic protagonists to whom a wide range of readers will be able to relate, with laudable attention paid to the microaggressions dealt with by the story's biracial violin prodigy. VERDICT Recommended for most public and school library collections with demand for upper-middle grade novels about bullying.—Ted McCoy, Springfield City Library, MA

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