There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom


Give me a dollar or I’ll spit on you. That’s Bradley Chalker for you. He is the oldest child in the class. He tells enormous lies. He picks fights with girls, and the teachers say he has serious behaviour problems. No one likes him – except Carla, the new school counsellor. She thinks Bradley is sensitive and generous, and she even enjoys his far-fetched stories. Carla knows that Bradley could change, if only he weren’t afraid to try. Sometimes the hardest thing in the world is believing in yourself.

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One of the best and toughest books in recent years ― Guardian

A humorous and immensely appealing story … Readers are likely to come away with the sense that they’ve been rooting for themselves too ― Kirkus

The wonderfully funny and richly warm story by bestselling, award-winning author Louis Sachar ― Bookseller

About the Author

Louis Sachar lives in Austin, Texas, where he writes his novels and plays quite a lot of bridge. His novel Holes has sold over 1.5 million copies in the Bloomsbury edition alone and Louis is the recipient of many of the world’s most well-regarded book prizes, including the National Book Award and the Newbery Award.

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13 Years and up