When A New Troublemaker, Trout, Arrives At School, Ben Is Soon Diagnosed With ADD Just Like Trout Ever Since First Grade, Ben S Been In Trouble, Even Though He S Really Not A Bad Kid He Just Can T Seem To Stop Doing Things That Get Him Sent To The Principal S Office His Parents And Wise Older Sister, Meg, Swear He Ll Be Fine In His Own Time, But When A New Kid Shows Up In Ben S Fifth Grade Class, He S Not So Sure Trout Sticks To Him Like Glue, And It S Clear From The Start That Trout Is A Much Bigger Troublemaker Than Ben Ever Was So When Ben Gets Diagnosed With Attention Deficit Disorder ADD , Just Like Trout, And Then Has To Take Ritalin, Just Like Trout, He S Not Sure What To Make Of His Friendship Especially When He Starts To Get A Bad Reputation Is Trout S Badness Rubbing Off On Him Can Ben Make People Understand It S The ADD, Not Trout, Causing The Problems Before It S Too Late From The Hardcover Edition In the story Trout and Me, it has everything a person would want in a book It has suspense to keep the reader engaged, and it talks about how having one difference can change a whole way a person will look at you One of the best parts in the story is when Trout and Ben go to New York city for a day of fun Then the worst part in the book is when all of the children s parents that were in Trouts class had a bad reputation for Trout Since he had a bad reputation none of the kids parents wanted there son or daughter to talk or hang out with Trout These were the best and worst parts in the story Next is the theme of the story, the theme of the story is that you don t always want to judge a book by its cover I would recommend this book to a person that has ever been in this situation before. A good kid who always gets in trouble meets a troubled kid who always gets in trouble A pretty realistic view of the inflexibility of schools to deal with kids who don t fit the mold Loving parents work as this kids safety net. A boy s friendship with a boy with ADHD.
Also know as Susan Shreve Received the following awards Jenny Moore Award, George Washington University, 1978 Notable Book citation, American Library Association ALA , 1979, for Family Secrets Five Very Important Stories Best Book for Young Adults citation, ALA, 1980, for The Masquerade Notable Children s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, National Council for Social Studies and the
- 144 pages
- Trout and Me
- Susan Richards Shreve
- 03 September 2019 Susan Richards Shreve