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“The Last Boy at St. Edith’s” by Lee Gjertsen Malone

Here’s my ten-year-old son’s review of a brand new middle grade book we recently purchased. It’s called The Last Boy at St. Edith’s by Lee Gjertsen Malone.

In The Last Boy at St. Edith’s Jeremy Miner is the only boy at St. Edith’s Institution, a formerly all-girls school. It used to be an all-girls school, but as that it was doing poorly, it switched to co-ed. But, enrollment was still low. A bunch of boys were there but all of them ended up leaving but one–Jeremy Miner. Jeremy and his friend Claudia engage in a series of pranks meant to get Jeremy expelled. What happens next is a series of comical incidents including a giant snowman and whole bunch of lawn gnomes.

As a ten-year-old boy myself, being at an all-girls school sounds pretty sweet, but after all, I’m not Jeremy Miner. This book will appeal to a variety of kids, from fourth grade on up. I thought it was a rollercoaster of a read, and definitely worth my time.


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