There is one thing you need to know about this book: It is original. Yes, in the content, but also in its format. Just so you know. The entire book is composed of conversations, notes, and articles. It’s a documentary! Avi, the author, had a good idea when he thought of that. So let’s get to the plot, hmm? Philip Malloy is a ninth grader at Harrison High, and he can’t stand his teacher, Ms. Narwin, who has taught for around 20 years. When Philip sings along with The Star-Spangled Banner in the morning when he is asked for silence and doesn’t stop, he finds himself in the vice principal’s office. Then he is suspended after a couple other problems. Eventually, the story somehow finds itself to a reporter, and then it starts to build. Not everything is true, not everything is a lie. Who’s right? The student or the teacher? You decide. It’s a pretty good book, not a favorite, but good. Just let me say one thing: If characters and events that give you strong feelings tend to make you lose it and tear the book to shreds or do something just as awful, don’t read this.