All of the Above by Shelley Pearsall
Reviewed by Jenny Sawyer
Christian Science Monitor
"My seventh-grade math class needed a Mr. Collins. Well, maybe not the Mr. Collins we meet at the beginning of Shelley Pearsall's All of the Above. In fact, some of the book's opening scenes could easily have come straight from seventh-grade math at Carver Middle School, where boredom and malaise hung as thickly in the air as did the Florida humidity. Like Mr. Collins ? who seems, at the outset, as exasperated with himself as he does with his students ? I'm sure my teacher would have done just about anything to motivate us...." Read the entire Christian Science Monitor review.