Boss of the Whole Sixth Grade

Children - Social Issues
161 Pages
Reviewed on 12/08/2016
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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Boss of the Whole Sixth Grade by Ann Herrick revolves around a sixth grader, Greta, who is studying at Beach Park Elementary School, Connecticut. Her parents are separated, her mother is still upset over the separation, and her father is away in Antarctica on a work assignment. Her grandfather’s memory is not good anymore and things get worse when she finds out that her best friend is in a different classroom. So far, Greta finds her sixth grade the worst year of her life. She finds the new girl, Kiki, annoying and Greta decides to enter the contest for Class President just to stop Kiki from winning. Will Greta be able to do a good campaign for herself and become the Class President? Will she and Kiki become friends?

The story is simple and the author captures very well the life of a sixth grader, her worries, and life with a single parent and an elderly person at home, and her confused life both at home and school. She also captures the school ambiance and classroom activities very well. Greta’s character has been portrayed well and is real, relatable, and tangible to readers. Her opportunity to make her life more exciting comes in the form of running for Class President and the lessons she learns in fairness and kindness during that phase are good messages to readers. The story has many layers to it, and the vivid descriptions bring the scenes and the characters alive, and keep readers entertained till the very end.