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Bradley Chalkers IS the oldest kid in the fifth grade. He tells enormous lies. He picks fights with girls. No one likes him - except Carla, the new school counselor. She thinks Bradley is sensitive and generous, and knows that Bradley could change, if only he weren’t afraid to try. But when you feel like the most-hated kid in the whole school, believing in yourself can be the hardest thing in the world....

©1988 Louis Sachar (P)2012 Listening Library

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  • Markus33
  • Washington, DC United States
  • 04-06-16

Best book

This book is great one thing I really like is that it has a new kid and he is nice but makes a funny mistake.
But one thing that is weird I think some people might not understand (trust me this was confusing to me) is that Bradley is always changing his attitude. I love the book you could listen to it 100,000 times and it will always be interesting I have listened to 100,000 times and like I said the book is still fun! It's for all ages

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I loved it

I liked how Bradley changed. I also liked the book that the counselor gave him.

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GREAT BOOK

I think it was a wonderful story great for young children and over all my favorite characters were Bradley,Coleen, and Carla they were nice and friendly to everyone at the end. I believe Carla helped Bradley behave better than what he started out with

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5th grade Summer reading

MY son Enrique ( 11 yrs old)wanted to write a comment :" One of the best books I've read during the summer"

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How it's just you

Bradley may have seem like that he couldn't make through school because of his reputation but he had help.

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Great story of friendship and self esteem

Realistic story and easily identifiable emotions and situations for kids. I disliked the voices you can hear in the background of the recording.

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good book

This book is the best book and I love it and it was funny and enjoy this book.😉😉😁😀😂😅😃📚📚📖😊

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😎😺🙋😸😸😸😸😸😻😻😻

Love this author so much.!!!!! It even has a little comedy in it ! SO AWESOME!!!

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  • Marcao
  • 03-26-17

Great book!

Great book I love reading this book well hearing this book its lots of laughs :-)

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  • lexxie
  • 09-19-15

Wonderful

I really enjoyed this story. If you don't believe me call my mother!
Enjoyable for all the family.