The Report Card by Andrew Clements

The Report Card is in the perspective of a girl named Nora. Nora is the genius in grade five but she doesn’t admit it. Now when we’re talking genius we’re talking she was a one year old solving puzzles and a toddler reading. Nora thinks when being the genius that there will be to much pressure with good grades and always being right, so she hides it. Nora does bad on purpose, she wants to show her parents and teachers that she is just an “average” student.

In kindergarten  Nora observes the other kids in her class to try to be more like them. Each day she would secretly be someone else in the class by copying what they do. Once she went through each person she seemed to like the day she got to be a kid named Stephen. They soon become very good friends because they would do the same things, but never would they show they are because they thought it would be weird if a girl and a boy were friends. When the CMT (Connecticut Mastery Test) scores come out Stephen’s scores come out not so good. Nora is determined to prove to Stephen that it’s not that important to get a bad score. Nora tries to get bad grades on purpose so that Stephen doesn’t feel so bad.

Nora is also one of those kids who doesn’t like to go to school, so at the last ten minutes of class when they are about to get homework assignments she will ask a ridiculous question like “Where do you get your hair cut” then they will get into a side conversation and miss homework.

For me I thought The Report Card was kind of boring because there wasn’t a lot of action. The book was kind of straight forward and you could kind of predict where it was going. I have read many other books by Andrew Clement and have enjoyed them and do recommend trying to read one.