Pookie Aleera is not my Boyfriend

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Author – Steven Herrick

Age – 8+

Told in a non-rhyming poetry format, this is a story told by students in Room 6A. Mick, Jacob, Laura and Pete all have different worries and dreams and they are all interconnected through their school days. Even the school caretaker gives his view on the happenings during the year. This is a tale about friendships, bullying, loss and laughter.

I enjoyed the way this was written – in a poetry format. What I really liked was stepping into the head of all the different classmates (even the caretaker) and seeing their different view on things.

It always intrigues me how we have a perception of ourselves, often completely different from other’s perceptions of us.

(Bullying, School, Friendship, Grief, Verse, Poetry)

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