Story Time

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 424 pages
George and Kate are promised the finest education when they transfer to the Whittaker Magnet School. It boasts the highest test scores in the nation.

But at what price? Their new school's curriculum is focused on beating standardized tests; classes are held in dreary, windowless rooms; and students are force-fed noxious protein shakes to improve their test performance. Worst of all, there seems to be a demon loose in the building, one whose murderous work has only just begun.

A bitterly funny satire about the state of modern education from the author ofTangerine andCrusader.
 

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User Review  - carolvanbrocklin - LibraryThing

Very disappointing. After reading and loving Tangerine, I wanted to see how Bloor would tackle standardized testing. The way he did it was to do a bunch of political stumping about everything from how ... Read full review

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User Review  - librarybrandy - LibraryThing

This struck me as what would happen if Lemony Snicket wrote a book with a more realistic setting and plot. And, um, with demons. And standardized testing. And superweapons. So I guess it's maybe not ... Read full review

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Contents

WEEK TWO
WEEK THREE
WEEK FOUR
WEEK FIVE
WEEK EIGHT
Back Matter
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EDWARD BLOOR is the author many acclaimed novels, including Tangerine, Crusader, and Story Time . A former high school teacher, he lives near Orlando, Florida. Visit him online at www.edwardbloor.net .

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