There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom by Louis Sachar

Fiction — print. Scholastic, 1997. Originally published 1987. 195 pgs. Purchased.

Bradley Chalkers is the biggest liar anyone at his school has ever met. No one wants to sit next to him until the new kid Jeff arrives and tells Bradley he’s not so bad. Bradley’s response? Give me a dollar or I’ll spit on you.

It’s not until Carla Davis, the new school counselor, arrives and convinces Bradley that he can change, if only he wasn’t afraid to try.

Although the title of this book is very memorable, I remembered nothing of the book when I pick up the book recently for a reread. I also forgot the title really had nothing to do with Bradley. The character development is very strong despite its short length. The story is quite good, a reminder not to assume someone is a terrible person and that everyone can change.

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