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Sunday, March 27, 2011


Do you love books written in journal format as much as I do? Would you like to get inside the head of a bully to find out why he does the things he does? If so, you need to read Mark Shulman’s newest book, Scrawl. Eighth grader Tod Munn finds himself serving time for a bad thing he and his droogs did. While his two buddies rake up the trash in the school yard, he has to spend time writing in a journal under the supervision of his guidance counselor. The journal slowly reveals the “real” Tod Munn…someone everyone thinks they know, but they are not even close. He is the bad kid that goes to your school. The one the teachers never call on for fear of what he might say. He is the kid that shoves you into a wall and asks you to hand over your lunch money. How has he gotten to the eighth grade without anyone noticing that he loves to read and can spell better than anyone in his entire school? Read Scrawl to find out why Tod is the bully in his school.


  1. What a terrific sounding book. I saw it in the library but I never picked it up. Now I want to, thank you.

  2. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!