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Spirit Week Showdown

 

 

 

Author:  Crystal Allen

AR Level:  4.0

 

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Summary:

Nine-year-old Mya Tibbs is boot-scootin’ excited for the best week of the whole school year—SPIRIT WEEK! She and her megapopular best friend, Naomi Jackson, even made a pinky promise to be Spirit Week partners so they can win the big prize: special VIP tickets to the Fall Festival! But when the partner picking goes horribly wrong, Mya gets paired with Mean Connie Tate—the biggest bully in school. And she can’t get out of it. Now Naomi is friend-ending mad at Mya for breaking a promise—even though Mya couldn’t help it—and everyone at school is calling Mya names. Can Mya work with Mean Connie to win the VIP tickets and get her best friend back?

 

Mrs. H Says:

 

Funny and real!  The characters are so true and the conversation sounds like real kids.  This is a tale about friendship and bullies.  And perhaps how one shouldn't be so quick to judge.  At first the cowgirl western feel seemed a bit much, but author Crystal Allen weaves all of Mya's quirkiness into a satisfying finish to the story.  I loved Mya's bold ways and her positive outlook.  This story is a rootin tootin hillarious fun.

 

Review Teacher Mrs. Ziruolo