The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Guest reviewer

Never judge a book by its cover, or in this case, its title. I like There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom (Random House, 1994) by Louis Sachar because it taught me that people can change.

Bradley Chalkers hated everyone. People weren't very nice to him either. They seemed to expect him to be mean and stay in trouble. But along came a new boy named Jeff, who was nice to Bradley — for a change. At first it didn't work because Bradley didn't trust anybody. Then a new counselor, Carla, came to school. Jeff saw her because he was a new student. Bradley saw her because ... well, he was Bradley!

Carla really listened to them. She helped them to believe in themselves. They learned that you have to be a friend to make friends with others.


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