No talking by Andrew Clements is a fun and educational read. After reading an article about Mahatma Ghandi taking one day out of every week to go without talking, a young boy by the name of Dave Packer decides to give it a try. He does well until he gets to the cafeteria for lunch. He breaks when a girl at a table across from him talks about something he considered nonsense. He then challenges her to a challenge of not speaking: a challenge of boys vs. girls. Temptation strikes when they are in class, at home, and at lunch. This is a good read, and I do recommend it for elementary students in grades 2-4.
About Derik S
A Freshman at Grady High School
Passion: Playing basketball
Favorite Pastimes: Reading
Proudest Moment: Reading over one million words for the past 5 years.
Favorite book: Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
Pet Peeve: People talking with their mouths full.
Life Goal: He wants to be a Mechanical Engineer when he grows up.
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