Ravi Suryanarayanan is trying to survive his first week in the 5th Grade at Albert Einstein Elementary. Having just moved to the United States from India, Ravi is learning that school is very different in New Jersey than it was Bangalore. American kids dress, eat, play, and speak differently. Ravi begins to wonder if he'll ever adjust.
Joe Sylvester is also trying to survive the first week of 5th Grade at Albert Einstein Elementary. As if having an Auditory Processing Disorder wasn't hard enough, his only friends at school moved away over the summer. Joe begins to wonder if he'll be stuck eating by himself at the lunch table all year long.
Will Ravi and Joe be able to adjust to life in the 5th Grade?
Told in alternating points of view, this is a quick and engaging read. A nice choice for reluctant readers who enjoy Realistic Fiction.