Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - The Secret Sheriff of Sixth Grade

Friday, July 21, 2017

Book Review - The Secret Sheriff of Sixth Grade

The Secret Sheriff of Sixth Grade

About the Book
In sixth grade, bad things can happen to good kids. Bullies will find your weakness and jump on it. Teachers will say you did something wrong when really didn't mean to do anything wrong. The kids who joke the loudest can drown out the quieter, nicer kids.
Maverick wants to change all that. One of the last things his father left him was a toy sheriff's badge, back when Maverick was little. Now he likes to carry it around to remind him of his dad - and also to remind him to make school a better place for everyone... even if that's a hard thing to do, especially when his own home life is falling apart.
THE SECRET SHERIFF OF SIXTH GRADE is a story about standing up for yourself - and being a hero at home and in the halls of your school.

My Take on the Book
Maverick Falconer is not your ordinary sixth grader. Maverick has a difficult home environment but he tries to make the best of it. His father was killed in Afghanistan and his mother has a drinking problem and has difficulty keeping a job. Maverick knows he is poor : no new sneakers, barely any food in the house to eat, and there is hardly money to pay the bills.

When you read this story ,you will see how incredible Maverick becomes as a young man in spite of his circumstances. He rises above them.

Maverick rights wrongs, he stands up for himself, and he is brave in the face of trouble. He makes friends of his enemies and even the assistant principal at school recognizes his leadership skills.

The reader is led through Maverick's ups and downs of his personal and school life in sixth grade. As you read the story, you might think of people you know who are like Maverick.

Jordan Sonnenblick will make you think about the meaning of the word "hero" in this book.

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