The School Story

by Andrew Clements
196 pages, General Fiction
Reviewed by Knight of Narnia

Great read for younger kids and older readers, with little to no questionable content.


Natalie Nelson is a sixth-grader who loves to write. Her friend, Zoe, thinks she should give the story to Natalie's mom, an editor, to get it published. Using pseudonyms, Natalie and Zoe, who acts as her agent, go through the process of getting a book published.


Natalie lies to her mom by using a pseudonym, but the characters usually do the right thing. Natalie's novel is about a girl who cheated on a test... but that doesn't come into play much.

Spiritual Content




Drug and Alcohol Content


Sexual Content


Crude or Profane Language or Content

None that I recall.


Andrew Clements is the master of the school story. The School Story is written very well, and will be enjoyed by older readers also.

Fun Score: 4
Values Score: 5
Written for Age: 8-10

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