Atticus Hobart couldn’t feel lower. He’s in love with a girl who doesn’t know he exists, he is the class bully’s personal punching bag, and to top it all off, his dad has just left the family. Into this drama steps Mr. Looney, a 77-year-old substitute English teacher with uncanny insight and a most unconventional approach to teaching. But Atticus soon discovers there’s more to Mr. Looney’s methods than he’d first thought. And as Atticus begins to unlock the truths within his own name, he finds that his hyper-imagination can help him forge his own voice, and maybe—just maybe—discover that the power to face his problems was inside him all along.
REVIEW BY: Michaela, age 11 years, 2 months
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This book is good, but very sad. I would recommend this book for older kids because it does have a couple of bad words in it, other than that it was good. My favorite character was Mr. Looney.
I give this book 4 out of 5 stars and, like stated above, I recommend this book for older kids, around ages 13 and up.