The Class by Frances O’Roark Dowell

The Class by Frances O'Roark DowellStarred Review Star logo Gr. 4-8  ***Starred Review*** Beloved Mrs. Herrera’s sixth-grade class at Milton Falls Middle School is a lively one of 20 students, but since sixth grade is when strange things happen with friendships and other relationships, everyone seems a little bit dazed and confused. Adding to the weirdness is new girl Ellie, who keeps to herself and constantly writes in a notebook as if she’s psychoanalyzing everyone. And then there’s Sam, who supposedly moved away but keeps showing up at odd times around school. Mystery pervades the classroom when items begin to disappear from Mrs. H’s keepsake box, clearly marked “Do Not Touch,” and a rumor hits that Mrs. H may be in deep trouble with the administration. [Read More]

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