Extra Credit

Extra Credit

Andrew Clements

This is a children’s book about a girl who is failing school.  She is offered an extra credit assignment by her teacher in which she has to write to someone in Afghanistan.  The letter arrives, and the men of the village decide that while the best student is a boy, it would be improper for him to write to her.  Instead, his sister is chosen to write back, though he is really the one who does the writing.

I thought it was a good book.  I got through it in about a day.  The ending was realistic but not satisfying.  While I wished it would have ended differently, I don’t think I would approve of it ending any other way.  All in all?  I recommend it to those who want a quick read.  My rating is a 4/5.

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