This book is funnier and more realistic than some books I have read. I really liked this book because it was very intereseting and kept you wanting to read. I would recommend this book to other people. I do agree with the actions of the characters based on the conflict in the book. A teacher forced Holling to read Shakespeare, he complained about it and put it off as long as he could. This book relates to my everyday life because teachers force children to do a lot of things in class and they put it off and complain about it as long as they can.