'Fourth Grade Rats' is a novella written for fourth graders about Suds, a kid who loves the bathe so much he got a nick name out of the practice of bathing.
Suds has just entered Fourth Grade and is now a rat thanks to a poem or chant created by the children. Now as a rat his friend Joey is teaching him how do rat and misbehave.
Given that this is a scholastic book we all know how this is going to go and its not good. This book shows Suds as a pushover who does what he is told by others and I dislike that so little attention is place on him trusting himself and not others.
Being a rat should just be a dumb song and he just goes along with what other people tell him to do which gets him in trouble.
In the end, I found this book to be forgettable with very little that stood out. I understand that this book was designed to get kids to read but it isn't trying very hard.
Who should read this book?: People looking for a quick read.
Total Books Read: 12 of 5,000
Total Pages Read for 'The 5,000 Project': 2,120