"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein

14 August 2014

The Vigilante Poetsof Selwyn Academy

Hattemer, Kate. The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy. Knopf BFYR, 2014.

Ethan and his friends are tired of their school being used as the backdrop for a reality TV show, and they determine to demonstrate to the world how harmful this show is to their education. But when one of the group does something unexpected, the remaining trio have to decide whether it's worth it to continue or if they should just give up and let the chips fall where they may.

As a former English teacher, I loved that the English teacher in this story had the same favorite punctuation mark as I do and that he actually wore an interrobang t-shirt to work one day. I also loved the extra poetry lessons thrown in throughout the book and could easily recommend this as a read-along for an English class during National Poetry Month. I think the reality show tie-in would make this book an easy one to recommend to students. This book was entertaining, funny, and enjoyable to read.

Recommended for: teens
Red Flags: language
Overall Rating: 5/5 stars

Read-alikes: Reality Boy, Something Real

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