When I began reading this book, I started to think of the chocolate sales that many of our schools still participate in. I know we never co conspired with any student group to promote or not promote the sales. But, I must say it is a drive that makes one really go nuts. We actually had one mother take her daughter out of school for the day so she could get a jump start on her sales. As the Co-Chair of the council my kids sold chocolates, but were never included in the totals, simply because heaven forbid they win something, everyone assumed it was fixed because I was involved in the sales. I'm so glad I'm done with that nonesense. If I could give any parent advise it would be to "pull a Jerry Renault". The fund raising monies never really did anything significant , in my opinion, and only proved that "fundraising is the government education cut backs at work". I hate the idea that in this particular story line, this was a Educational Institution and their behaviour is appalling. One question? Where were the parents of these boys?
You can tell that I'm deeply affected by this book. I was also very shocked to see that it was the 30th Anniversary of it's publication. SHOCKING! It sort of gives you something to say to all those individuals that claim things are getting worse, they were never that good according to this book. I know this is a fictitious storyline but...
I'm giving this book a 5star, I don't think I'll be getting it out of my mind for some time. I can't remember who recommended this book on their blog, but thank you.
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