The student in this story is writing a journal to get out of writing a paper on Shakespeare. Julian Twerski, called Twerp, is a likeable character that many students could relate to. He feels misunderstood and tries to explain his actions in his journal. The consequences of his actions are also shared. This is a great book for upper elementary and middle school students to read because I think they would enjoy the main character. It is an entertaining book and would be great to read for pleasure but it also would be a great book to read as a class novel. There are so many situations that would lend itself to discussion such as social skills, actions and consequences, friendship, student/teacher relationships. I would recommend this for the classroom, the school library, and even a student’s personal collection.