Rope Burn

Richard gets frustrated by most of Mr. Best’s assignments, but this latest one is the worst. He has to write a composition about a proverb that illustrates something that has happened in his life. And as if that isn’t bad enough, Mr. Best has told him he needs to find his “writing voice.” While working on the assignment, Richard finds his voice in more ways than one. He discovers that being himself makes a big difference in his writing and in his life.

  • 9780807571118
  • March 2015

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  • The anxieties of changing schools and dealing with divorced parents are honestly explored in this brief yet revealing foray into a boy’s everyday experiences.

    - The Horn Book Guide

  • From the first sentence to the last, the tone of the book is engaging and true to life.

    - Kirkus Reviews