Save Me a Seat (Hardcover)

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This story about two fifth grade outsiders who become friends and take on their class bully is funny and moving. Whether you’ve been the new kid or have lived in a place all your life but don’t feel as if you fit in, you will be able to relate to Ravi and Joe. Varadarajan and Week's honest and humorous writing styles complement each other beautifully as they narrate the story of these boys in alternating chapters. Fans of Jerry Spinelli’s work will definitely appreciate this book and its themes of challenging conformity.

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Joe and Ravi might be from very different places, but they're both stuck in the same place: SCHOOL.
Joe's lived in the same town all his life, and was doing just fine until his best friends moved away and left him on his own.
Ravi's family just moved to America from India, and he's finding it pretty hard to figure out where he fits in.
Joe and Ravi don't think they have anything in common -- but soon enough they have a common enemy (the biggest bully in their class) and a common mission: to take control of their lives over the course of a single crazy week.

About the Author

Sarah Weeks was born and raised in the United States. She is the author of numerous award-winning novels, including Save Me a Seat with Gita Varadarajan, Honey, Pie, So B. It, Oggie Cooder, and Oggie Cooder: Party Animal. She lives in New York and teaches in the MFA program at the New School in New York City. She can be found on the Web at Gita Varadarajan was born and raised in India. She has worked with children all over the world, and now teaches second grade in Princeton, NJ. Save Me a Seat, written with Sarah Weeks, is her first novel.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780545846608
ISBN-10: 0545846609
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: May 10th, 2016
Pages: 240
Language: English