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Goldblatt, Mark.
New York : Random House, 2013.
IL 3-6, RL 4.5
ISBN: 0375971422
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Julian “Twerp” Twerski can get out of writing his regular assignments for sixth grade English class, including the assignment on Julius Caesar he is dreading most of all, if he continues with his journal writing. After the incident over December break, Mr. Selkirk made him write about what happened. So Julian writes and writes and writes and Mr. Selkirk encourages him to keep going. He takes his time and writes about his friends, his first date, hanging out at Ponzini, his running – everything but the incident. He even reads all the assigned texts and actually likes Julius Caesar. After filling nine composition books, Julian finally gets to the business at hand – he confesses to his part in the incident, the incident that led to him and his friends being suspended for a week. With the task completed as assigned, Julian continues to write….  (Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher award, 2015)

SUBJECTS:     Friendship -- Fiction.
                        Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
                        Self-realization -- Fiction.
                        Conduct of life -- Fiction.
                        Schools -- Fiction.
                        Diaries -- Fiction.
                        Queens (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
                        Diary fiction.

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