A Turn for de Wurst
Royal Fireworks Press, 2000 - 318 pages
Frustrated by lock-step educational system under rigid authoritarian principal, pre-teen girl takes responsibility for developing her own mind and encounters the full wrath of the vengeful principal, who most parents admire for his seeming vast knowledge/control. Problems escalate, split town. Alternate school is started by the authoritarian principal's opposite, an author whose educational vision is creative thinking and problem solving. Surprise ending.
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