Save Me a Seat

Save Me a Seat By Sarah Weeks Gita Varadarajan, Save Me a Seat Joe and Ravi might be from very different places but they re both stuck in the same place SCHOOL Joe s lived in the same town all his life and was doing just fine until his best friends moved away a
  • Title: Save Me a Seat
  • Author: Sarah Weeks Gita Varadarajan
  • ISBN: 9780545846608
  • Page: 303
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Save Me a Seat By Sarah Weeks Gita Varadarajan, Joe and Ravi might be from very different places, but they re both stuck in the same place SCHOOL.Joe s lived in the same town all his life, and was doing just fine until his best friends moved away and left him on his own.Ravi s family just moved to America from India, and he s finding it pretty hard to figure out where he fits in.Joe and Ravi don t think they have anythJoe and Ravi might be from very different places, but they re both stuck in the same place SCHOOL.Joe s lived in the same town all his life, and was doing just fine until his best friends moved away and left him on his own.Ravi s family just moved to America from India, and he s finding it pretty hard to figure out where he fits in.Joe and Ravi don t think they have anything in common but soon enough they have a common enemy the biggest bully in their class and a common mission to take control of their lives over the course of a single crazy week.
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    1. Sarah Weeks Gita Varadarajan

      Sarah Weeks has been writing children s books and songs for the past twenty years She is a graduate of Hampshire College and NYU and recently became an adjunct faculty member in the prestigious Writing Program at the New School University, in New York City.Her first YA novel, So B It, which appeared on the LA Times bestseller list was chosen as an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and received the 2004 Parent s Choice Gold Award In addition to being an author, Sarah is an accomplished singer songwriter She has written for television, stage and screen and a number of her picturebooks include songs which she both writes and sings for the accompanying CD s Sarah s titles have sold well over a million copies, including several foreign editions.Sarah is a tireless promoter, visiting schools throughout the country, serving as author in residence and speaking to teachers and librarians at national conferences including IRA, ALA and NCTE She lives in New York City with her two teenage sons.

    657 thoughts on “Save Me a Seat”

    1. My granddaughter recommended this book to me and I am very pleased that she did This book is a great learning experience for young people, especially school age children We can all take a life lesson away from this story book and I would recommend that all readers add it to their to be read list Easy reading, great teaching lesson, and the characters keep your interest at all times Thank you to my granddaughter for recommending this lovely book to me.

    2. Summary Relatable school story with unusual points of view and clearly defined issues and characters Give to fans of Fish In A Tree I m not surprised the authors collaorated on this project through TCRWP this book seems built for conferring points More on that in a sec.Review This book was made for teachin on literary merits alone, this book is pretty ho hum The character shifts are brief and dramatic the characterizations are somewhat unrealistic for example, both main characters seem to love l [...]

    3. This book had so many different emotions for me I was angry with the teacher for not taking the time to pronounce Ravi s name correctly Furious with Dillion the bully who picked on both Ravi and Joe Loved learning about the perspective of Ravi s family who moved here from India Wish I would have known there was a dictionary in the back of the book earlier Thrilled I will be adding this book to my classroom library to celebrate diversity.

    4. It s the first week of 5th grade for both Joe and Ravi, and things are not going well Joe was expecting trouble he s been the target of the school bully for years, and he knew this year would be worse for him since his mom just took a job as the school lunch monitor School has never been easy for him, since he struggles with Auditory Processing Disorder, but until this year, lunchtime was his favorite part of the day Now that is ruined too.Ravi, on the other hand, was not expecting any difficult [...]

    5. Dear Sarah Weeks,I hope you don t find this offensive, but after I read your novel, Save Me a Seat, I immediately had to look up how old you were, because I thought for sure we must have both been in middle school in the late 1990s, especially at your mention of Ghetto Superstar, which has been stuck in my head since last night Thanks for that I know this book was about Joe and Ravi, but frankly, I think the strongest character was Dillon Samreen, the bully The cool boy shaggy hair, the stupid s [...]

    6. This book is a must for my school library Possibly a mirror book for so many of our Indian students And a window book for the rest

    7. Save Me a Seat is a recent middle grade book co authored by veteran Sarah Weeks and newcomer Gita Varadarajan While not explicitly discussed in the interviews, I believe the two authors met at a Teachers College Writing Workshop directed by Lucy Calkins and that the collaborative project may have been born during the workshop The book features alternating chapters of the first week of 5th grade from two viewpoints, Joe written by Ms Weeks and Ravi written by Ms Varadarajan Joe has lived in the s [...]

    8. E ARC from Edelweiss Above the TreelineRavi pronounced rah VEE, please has just moved to the US from India with his father s job It s very different, especially since his grandmother and grandfather are now living in the same house with his family, instead of just down the street Since he was popular in his old school and did well academically and in athletics, he has every confidence that things will go well at that the popular Dillon Samreen who is American born but still Indian will be his fr [...]

    9. Joe and Ravi could not be different In fact, the only things they seem to have in common is they are in the same class and they could each use a new friend Ravi has just moved to the United States from India and is discovering how very different school in a new country is Joe s two best friends have moved away and now he is left at the mercy of the class bully who also has Ravi in his sights Joe has to attend special classes to deal with the way that he gets overloaded by sights and sounds Ravi [...]

    10. What a fantastic read I really enjoyed this one Short chapters give us the story of a week in the lives of two boys Ravi has recently emigrated to New Jersey from India and is starting his first week in the fifth grade at his new school Joe, a kid in Ravi s class, gets picked on by the class show off and his classmates assume he s stupid because he has Auditory Processing Disorder and gets extra help in the resource room each day As the week goes on, these boys will come to understand each other [...]

    11. Ravi is a boy who came to America from India, and he knows nothing about it here but English He discovers that our educations is a little bit different and we don t eat as healthy This book is from the perspective of 2 boys, a boy named Joe who s a average American Ravi sees Joe as a bully or Big Foot This book for me was really an eye opener to different cultures I never really noticed that their beliefs are so much different than ours I give this book a 3 star rating because it shows how Ravi [...]

    12. Wow I didn t know characters could change so much in a book Ravi came to America from India at the beginning of 5th grade Things for Ravi start off rough but then Well, that s all I can say without spoiling the book.

    13. I have spent some time this summer with our library s summer reading volunteers At every turn they impress me one led his school s Quiz Bowl team to the state semifinals, another proudly describes himself as his math teacher s favorite, a third knows I kid you not something like FIVE languages In a conversation about college, several of them said that they would be in the first generation of their family to attend college.In the U.S at least.Because yep, who are these high achieving infants Immi [...]

    14. I m pretty stingy with my 5 s, and I thought this book was exceptional I had not thought about its connections to Wonder before I read other reviews Although some things seem superficial at first, they don t all end up that way Except the PE teacher The book really makes me reexamine how I deal with students who are new to our country, and I worry about the way they are treated by others A major point is the error in making assumptions I know that I made some bad ones as I read the book I really [...]

    15. This was such a sweet book It is told from the points of view of two boys in a fifth grade class Joe, a gentle soul who is the target of the class bully, and Ravi, a newcomer from India Ravi, a star student and athlete in India, is shocked to quickly learn that his talents are not evident to his new teacher and classmates When the bully, Dillon, sets his sights on Ravi, Joe quietly watches, relieved that the attention is off of him but worried for his new classmate Ravi, meanwhile, initially thi [...]

    16. This may have been the best book that I have read so far in the year After I had started to read the book I found it hard to put it down The authors did an amazing job at making you feel empathy and putting you into the characters shoes Not only that but the book was very easy to follow with the perfect amount of dialogue, text, and conflict between characters This was a quick read however, it was very easy to respond on and do journal work on I recommend this book to anyone who want a good real [...]

    17. I started hugging this book when I was only a few pages into reading Weeks Varadarajan are brilliant with the two alternating points of view of Joe and Ravi So many times books dealing with bullies seem to have an unrealistic tell and all will be okay attitude I think Weeks Varadarajan give a realistic view of how kids feel on so many levels Bullying is a main component but really for me, the book was about self identity Joe deals with low self esteem, APD auditory processing disorder , and bein [...]

    18. I loved this story Loved the message of learning to accept yourself, and also to look beyond first impressions of others.

    19. I loved reading this book the way Ravi had to adjust from his culture to ours and the way Joe s story is so true for some people I liked this book and would recommend to anybody.

    20. Two boys face down one bully This is a great book The story follows two boys during their first week of middle school Ravi and Joe One is a new boy from India and the other is dealing with social issues This book depicts what feels like a real life school experience The boys think they have nothing in common until they are united by a common enemy the school bully The chapters are written in alternating points of view between the two boys, and the book is sectioned by days of the week We can see [...]

    21. This is a wonderful young reader s book about bullying, friendship, empathy, and perspectives The story is told through two characters Ravi just left his school in India, where he was at the top of his class, and moved to the US Joe is a big kid in Ravi s class who is often bullied because he goes to resource class Their misconceptions about each other, fueled by the class bully, drive the plot and suspense until they both realize that their similarities and empathy can outsmart the bully and ma [...]

    22. I loved this sweet book and I think it will be a great read aloud for my sixth grade advisory class to prepare for Mix it Up Day in October.

    23. 2.9 starsIt s the story of a young boy, Ravi, who has recently moved to the U.S from India He s in 5th grade He s highly intelligent and was always at the top of his class in India On the first day of school, his teacher has him introduce himself to the class Ravi speaks perfect English, but he does have an Indian accent His teacher and the other students have a difficult time understanding him His teacher pretty much assumes that Ravi has problems understanding and learning So on his first day, [...]

    24. A New Friend Could Be Seating Right Next To You Writing can change the world There is so much we can learn from this middle grade book Save Me a Seat is written in view of two protagonist of two different cultures Ravi and Joe Ravi is from India migrated to America when his family moved over here to start fresh in the land of opportunity Joe is a boy with a condition that wants to be left alone Both of them have one thing in common they were bullied by a student in their class What happens in th [...]

    25. A week s view told cleverly in chapter titles according to what is being served in the school cafeteria told in alternating voice Ravi, a new student not only to Albert Einstein Elementary, but to the US and Joe, a misunderstood student picked on by the class bully This is a strong middle grade novel about bullying, remembering where you came from and being true to yourself, and the love of food I look forward to reading this aloud with my kids next year, where they will delight in the many refe [...]

    26. I really liked the realistic fiction story told from two voices and the fast pace of all the action happening in one week Ravi and his family have recently moved from India, Joe s best friend just moved, both are starting fifth grade and finding it lonely For me a big take away is how we can have so many misconceptions about kids that they might not bring up kids may find it difficult to correct an adult I love how the story starts right away with Ravi saying, Most people in America cannot prono [...]

    27. Joe and Ravi are struggling at school for completely different reasons, but end up being thrown together Both characters are carefully and wonderfully developed, I felt I was reading about kids I know What a wonderful story to address differences in our world

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