29. September 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Angie, Children's Books, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction

Last-But-Not-Least Lola Going Green by Christine Pakkala, Paul Hoppe (Illustrations), 192 pages, read by Angie, on 09/28/2013

Lola Zuckerman is always last. Having a Z last name means she never gets to go first in anything. She really wants to win the Going Green challenge at school and become Green Captain. But since she is last all her ideas get taken. Then she comes up with composting. Her rival Amanda comes up with trash-free lunch. The 2nd grade class votes on which one they want to do and Lola wins. She rubs into into Amanda’s face and is a bit mean about it. But Lola quickly learns her lesson and she and Amanda become friends. This is definitely a beginner chapter book. Lola is a bit obnoxious and not really that nice. She does redeem herself at the end, but she is still not one of my favorite characters.

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