Reviewed by Vincent A (age 9)
The theme in the book is never give up. The main character never gives up, no matter how bad things get. This is a good lesson. The author colors her pictures black and white, but I think she should do her pictures in color, because you can not see very well what the pictures look like. I did not like the black and white pictures very much.
This book has many things that remind me of my life. I have always wanted to be a super citizen, and Julio, in the book, has always wanted to be a class president. I know how Julio feels, because he is anxious to get class president, like how I was to be a super citizen. Cricket is always looking for competition, because Cricket thinks she is all that, and I like to be competive too. Julio has a lot of friends, and I have a lot of friends too. I think Julio is kind of like me, because when Author fell down Julio helped him up. When somebody falls, I help them up and walk with them for a second.
I think Johanna Hurwitz is a good author, because she wrote E is for Elisa which I liked as well as this book.
I recommend this book to kids who like stories about kids lives, because that is exactly what this is. I sure loved this book, because it was about kids in school and it seemed so real to me!