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Kids Fiction 1469
A touching novel!
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4.0
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4.0
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0.0
Reader reviewed by Mary

Change the world for the better. This is the assignment Mr. St. Clair gives out every year to his students for extra credit. He doesn`t expect much and he hasn`t got much. That is, until he meets Trevor McKinney. Trevor has an idea and the determination to put it into to place.

Pay it forward. A simple concept, really, but it depends on the kindness of others. The idea is you have to help three people and instead of asking them to pay it back, ask them to pay it forward to three more people. Trevor`s first person is a former drug addict, Jerry. Using his paper route money he helps the man clean up for a job interview. The man gets the job but upon receiving his pay check falls back into drug abuse and ends up in jail.

His next idea is to help his elderly neighbour. He fixs her garden and she promises to pay it forward. Unfortunately she dies before she can.


And his last idea falls apart. It was a matchmaking plan that involved getting his teacher, Mr. St. Clair and his mother together. It all goes well until his father returns.

But things get better when Jerry gets out of jail and finds himself talking a woman out of suicide. Maybe the idea wasn`t as hopeless as he thought it was....

A classic tale of hope, this novel will challenge your ideas about what you can do to change the world. Pick up this book and be inspired.
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