Georgia Khatchadorian enters middle school, she faces
a problem often faced when older siblings have attended
the same school. Usually the student is expected to
match the exploits of the older child. It was the exact
opposite for Georgia. She has to try to live down the
image her brother Rafe has left at the school. Things
do go well for Georgia.
As a former 7th and 8th grade teacher, I found the
plot to be believable and entertaining. The authors
owe a big thanks to narrator Lisa Papademetrious. She
makes the grade school antics come to life. Even as
obnoxious as Rafe is, he appeal to me as a character.
The book is episodic but the scenes move quickly and
are always on target with the plot line.
Georgia is a girl who is ready to speak her mind and
get past the legacy that Rafe has left. Will she be
able to make teachers forget Rafe and will Rafe turn
out to be a more endearing character than he first appears.
Read or listen to find out. This is an easy book to
listen to. For students 8 and up.