The Report Card by Andrew Clements
Nora Rose Rowley is a genius, but don't tell anyone. She's managed to make it to the fifth grade without anyone figuring out that she's not just an ordinary kid, and she wants to keep it that way.
But then Nora gets fed up with the importance everyone attaches to test scores and grades, and she purposely brings home a terrible report card just to prove a point. Suddenly the attention she's successfully avoided all her life is focused on her, and her secret is out. And that's when things start to get really complicated....
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I read this book with my 5th grade literacy group at school. I then proceeded to rave about it to the teachers and tell everyone I talked to that they needed to read it as well. This is an amazing book. What insight into the whole test taking dilemma faced by our kids in schools today!
I highly recommend this to all parents of school aged kids as well as all educators.
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