The Cheat

 
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The Cheat
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12+
Release Date
July 22, 2004
ISBN
0803727941
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Cheating on a geography midterm is only the beginning. It seemed simple enough&150they were given the answers from last year's test and they used them. But Sarah and her friends got caught, and what was done without much thought leads to greater and greater consequences. Now they are facing punishment at school, tension at home, and no one is sure how or when it will end.

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Reader reviewed by lelo

This book is a really great book. In my literature class my teacher said, before we started reading the book, to feel the emotions that each person is feeling. I could actually feel what each person was going through and it was a joy to read. This book really relates to real life situations and also sends out a very important message. I would recommend this book to as many people as possible.
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Won't want to put it down!
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Reader reviewed by Helena

In the story, five eith grade children think they can get the easy way out of a mid-term test by memorizing the answers to a test given to them by another child. But when the staff notices that they were the answers to last mid-term's test the kids are caught. The six kids, Sarah Collier the Beautiful, Robert King the Brave, Daniel Brand the Confused, Katie Potatie the Kind, Ruby the Arrogant and Jake the Timid star in this book. Sarah stand for Jake, Jake feels terrible, Rob runs away from home, Katie gets worried, Ruby dumps Dan, Dan is confused, and the school goes on strike to set Sarah free from suspension. The joiurnal entry form the book is in is enticing and deeply moving. It goes into the minds of several teenagerss and their thoughts. The author, Amy Goldman Koss, has found a remarkable way for the children's thoughts to tell the story. She gives each of their writting styles a distinct persoonalaty so you feel as if you know them. Very good book!
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awsome!
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Reader reviewed by Mizz Me

I loved this book! it tells of six preteen eighth grader who will do anything to pass a midterm. Very interesting. when you read one part you'll want to read more and more. some times a cliff hanger sometimes a sweet ending to ones sayings. You'll never regret reading this once in a life time learning bookexpiereance.
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An Okay Book
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Reader reviewed by Bren

The Cheat was an okay book. The story had a good potential to become a good read, but the way the author wrote it seemed boring. At first, the book seemed it was going to be descriptive story of the lives of teenagers. But, the book ended so fast. Overall, the book is a short easy book to get over with and add to your list of books already read.
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Good 1 2 read!
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Reader reviewed by x_fashion4eva

I liked this book! It was pretty good. I thought it had suspense and sometimes u wondered the fate of the people.I read it last year but I thought it was very good 2 my liking!
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not to bad
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Reader reviewed by J J Scout

This book was ok when it comes to teaching a lesson, but it can pull the reader back with so much detal. It jumps around so much that it can be hard to follow. but over all it is a 3, good effert Amy!!
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awful
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Reader reviewed by artemis

This book is very unrealistic. The author would have us believe that this really goes on in school. Not! Like the teachers would ever allow it. The story makes no sense and I felt like I read the same story somewhere else. Not interesting and the people and events are too cliche for me. At least it was short.
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pretty good
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Reader reviewed by katy sedmak

I thought that this book was pretty interesting because it told me what it was like for the diferent kids at different times and what they were thimking and what they thought the other kids would be thinking. I like the voice from each of them. It was kind of hard for me to keep up on all of the kids thoughts on through the book because the days were pretty long.
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Reader reviewed by Renee

As of reading the book called, "THE CHEAT." by Amy Goldman Koss, I say that this is a good book for many young readers. It tells the story of 6 eight graders cheating of the midterm, and have different point of view about their cheating.

What I thought about this book was that a boy would do anything to be with Sarah. All this dram, that I would say has started with this boy likeing her, and she spreading it off to some nerds and they telling too.
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Really captures teens' voice, a must read!
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Reader reviewed by Grace

The Cheat, by Amy Goldman Koss, is an awesome book about the consequences of one guy's simple crush on a popular girl and how he acts on it. This book is told in alternating points of view of six eighth graders who are all affected by the one guy's actions, which can be confusing at first, but you eventually understand it. The author accurately captures teenagers' voice, how we really talk and think.

The story starts out with Sarah, a popular girl, receiving the midterm's answers from Jake, an unnoticed nerd. Sarah shares the answers with Katie, her best friend, and Rob and Dan, two popular jocks. When the teacher discovers they cheated, things get very complicated.

This is a cool book on how one person's actions affects everyone around him. It's well-written and full of truth and humor. Everyone should read this book.
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