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The Landry News

By Matt Berman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

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Rich with understanding of students and teachers.

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Andrew Clements has created another winning novel, rich with understanding of that peculiar institution -- school. Like the author's earlier novel, Frindle, this is about a gifted student and a gifted teacher in conflict. But if Frindle was about a student and a teacher -- each in top form -- engaged in an intellectual war, Mr. Larson and Cara Landry are near the bottom -- and each may be the other's hope for redemption.

This book deals with big, complex issues, including First Amendment rights in light of the Hazelwood decision, the spirit of a teacher ground down by the realities of his life, and the place where "mercy and truth are met together." Clement's strengths include respect for the intelligence of his readers. This book is inspiring because Clements, a former teacher, knows education is an ultimately ennobling activity that is concerned as much with the heart as with the head.

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