Title: Juvie Three
Author: Gordon Korman Copyright Date: 2008
Another book by Gordon Korman, again it is great fun. Three boys from Juvenile Detention are moved into a group home with an unconventional group leader. No one thinks it will work and one of the boys is determined to find trouble. The relationships and antics of this group make it well worth reading. Excellent character developments, well-told story, interesting sub-plots. Recommend this one to your middle years boys. They will not be disappointed.
Many chapters would make great stand alone read alouds. Chapter Eight shows the introduction to one of the characters and would be particularly good on its own. The book offers possibilities for teaching predicting and inferring.
Rating: #1(Highly Recommended) ✓ #2 #3 #4 (not acceptable)
Interest Level: Grade 7-9 Reading Level: Grade 7+
Curriculum Area: Language Arts
Theme(s) Topic(s): Justice, Reform, Crime, Punishment, Honesty, Friendship, Change, Growing up, Realistic Fiction, Gangs
This book would be suitable for: ✓ Lit Circles ✓ Kit Materials ✓Read-Aloud (Gr.)