I recall this book from when I was a boy. It must have been a new book back then. What marveled us was the brevity of the chapters. Forty-one chapters in 116 pages!
I rekindled my interest this past year reading it with a few of my reading books. Despite the 2.6 RL listed on the book, this is more of a fourth/fifth grade reading level. I think Fountas has it as a sixth grade book.
Wonderful story about a dare and what a boy will do. From what I understand, the movie changed the bet significantly.
Lots of dialogue....Continua