Can one seventh grader really make a difference? Does taking a stand really work in the end? Is homework really necessary or even helpful? Gregory K. is out to find the answers to these questions and more, in the witty, cleverly-written middle grade novel by Greg Pincus, The Homework Strike. Just how far will Gregory take his stand against homework to get his point that homework has gotten out of control across? Well, you’ll just have to read to find out.
Gregory is your average 7th grader, getting average grades, but he is getting increasingly frustrated that he can’t spend more time on his true passion: writing poetry (side note: each chapter starts out with one of his clever poems). The reason for this is homework, and after a lesson about events leading up to the Revolutionary War, he realizes he has had enough. Now this might sound like a book about a rule-breaking, troublemaker, but it is in fact quite the opposite. There is a method and reason behind Gregory’s defiance and he is a surprisingly thoughtful kid. By the end of The Homework Strike one learns exactly how a 7th grader can make a difference.
This book was sent to Compass Book Ratings for review by Arthur A. Levine (A Scholastic Imprint)
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