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Confessions from the Principal's Chair

by Anna Myers

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I really like the way she ended the book ( )
  Diavoletto | Jun 12, 2013 |
Imagine moving to a new school in the middle of the year. Pretty hard, huh? Just when you've ajusted to your new surroundings you get shoved to some other place. If this were elementary school, it wouldn't be as hard for Robin Miller; but unfortunately, it's middle school. Sets of eyes burn holes into the your back, and you hear gossip about you everywhere you go. And so, the adventure of Robin Miller's "new life" begins.

Robin hated her mom for making her move, she always hated her mom's job, and she hates moving all the time. This is just another one of those times..
Or so it seems to be.
Being part of the popular "A Crew" at her old school, she didn't want to leave, ever. It took Robin a lot of hard work to get in to the group, and now she has to leave. She felt so powerful, above the rest, and confident. She wouldn't trade that in for anything in the world. But when ends meet, she is forced to move to a new school.
On her first day, while walking to the office to sign in, a lady invites her into her new office. She didn't know about that part, but she went with the flow. Turns out the woman thought she was the substitute principal for the next three weeks! Being the bad, rebellious, failing student that she is, she bends all the rules of the school.

Will the school find out she's not the real substitute principal? ( )
  coldwoman999 | Jan 19, 2011 |
After the incident with Marcy, Bird's mom decides they need a new start and whisks her off to small-town Oklahoma, far away from her queen bee friends who call themselves The Six-Pack. When Bird enters her new middle school and is mistaken for the new interim principal, she decides to have fun with it while she can. Along the way she learns a thing or two about bullying.

The title is enough to sell this book to middle schoolers and the humor will win them over. I found the writing to be somewhat uneven and the plot calls for major suspension of disbelief, but if you can get past that, there's a story with a lot of heart. I'd recommend it to fans of Freaky Friday or Mean Girls. ( )
  abbylibrarian | Nov 14, 2009 |
Reviewed by Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen for TeensReadToo.com

Who knew that pulling a prank could lead you to sit in the principal's chair? That's right, the chair that faces the good and mostly bad students. For Robin, or Bird, as everyone else calls her, it may have been the best thing that could have happened to her.

It all began when Bird's mother had decided that it was time for them to move again, so Bird could live a different life. This decision only happened because Bird and her friends pulled a prank on an unpopular girl.

Before she knows it, Bird and her mom are off, driving to Prairie Dog, Oklahoma. For her mom, this means a fresh start for both of them. For Bird, it means a new school with no friends in a small, unknown town. Who knew her once lenient mother could ruin her life.

Everything changed when Bird walked into the office. Oddly enough, the secretary thought Bird was the temporary principal. Well, only because Bird shares the same name with the real temporary principal who was supposed to come in on Wednesday, not Monday, and Bird was dressed in a work suit, but only to make her mother mad. So now Bird is the new principal, but only for two days, which isn't all bad since they do have the most power. So Bird decides to make the best of the two days and she begins to make big changes. She even helps out an unpopular girl, who weirdly reminds her of the girl she pulled the prank on. Turns out this moving thing may not be so bad for Bird, after all. But what happens when her cover gets blown?

CONFESSIONS FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S CHAIR is a wickedly funny, extremely unusual, coming-of-age story. Although a little unrealistic, Anna Myers takes on a unique plot and makes it her own. Before you know it, Bird learns a very valuable lesson that she herself, and even the readers, needed to know. This is the perfect laugh-out-loud read that will keep your attention until the very end. ( )
1 vote | GeniusJen | Oct 10, 2009 |
You could work in some map skills and a trip to Oklahoma to visit the statue of the "Pioneer Woman". It was a little unbelieveable in some places. ( )
  imyers | Oct 30, 2008 |
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In Denver, Robin (a.ka. Bird) is in with the cool clique. They wear the same clothes, talk the same way, and pick on the same girls. But when her Mom hears about a cruel prank against a less popular girl, she isn't going to tolerate the Queen Bee behavior.  Within 24 hours, she pulls up stakes and moves them both to Prairie Dog, Oklahoma. Bird is positively furious, and she's going get revenge on her hippy artist mother. In fact, revenge is the only thing keeping her going in the remote town.  How she's going to get it, though, she's not sure yet.
When she goes to register at the local middle school, she's mistaken for the interim school principal.  Who is Bird to correct the mistake when a prank like this will really get payback on her mom?  Though she won't be able to pull this off forever, Bird's determined to make her mark on the middle school before she's found out.  But life in the principal's chair is going to give her quite an unexpected change in perspective.

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After participating in a cruel prank on a classmate, fourteen-year-old Robin and her mother move to Oklahoma, where Robin is mistaken for the substitute principal and receives a new perspective on bullying.

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