Monday, April 27, 2009

Poison Ivy by Amy Goldburg Koss

It is a typical high school- 3 Girls have picked on Ivy for years. When their high school civics teacher learns of this- she decides to put the girls on trial. The mock court is held in class with the judge, jury and lawyers all being played by the students in the class. Some are willing participants and some find the whole thing overwhelming. Suddenly, the trial takes on its' own life. This is a great concept for a book- bullying, teachers, students and parents role in bullying situations- however, I was very disappointed in the ending.

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