I have fairly enjoyed this book, with its hilarious, exciting solutions to unbelievable problems such as getting caught in a quicksand or with a shark in the sea!!! The best thing I have really enjoyed is that it just describes how a young boy's life would generally be at school, and the basic problem he would surely face there, being bullied by older boys. It is very annoying but in this book it is hilarious how they all fear one particular boy,Marv Hammerman,up to an unvelievable extent. Here is where all the humour lies! But Betsy Byars ended the book in a fairly enjoyable way which teaches us one very inportant moral, never give up but stand up and fight and try hard because you might do it, you never know, and Mouse certainly did. I really didn't give it a rating of five because in spite of the excellent storyline of the book, the level of excitement was not kept fairly high throughout the book. The story was sometimes rather lame but other than that, the story still kept its humour and interesting hilarity! If you have enjoyed othe books by Betsy Byars, then you better read this one too!
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