Precocious preps, St Brainiacs and Other Challenges: Read an extract from A Class Full of Lizards: The Grade Six Survival Guide 2

Precocious preps, St Brainiacs and Other Challenges: Read an extract from A Class Full of Lizards: The Grade Six Survival Guide 2
Chapter One

The first bell is already ringing as I walk through the front gate of Westmoore Primary. I know it’s the first bell and not the second bell because everyone in the playground is ignoring it.

I nearly didn’t make it to school on time because I waited ten whole minutes on the corner for Braden. He only lives four houses away from me so we usually walk to school together. But he didn’t show up today.

His face appears through an open window in the corridor.

‘Hey, Jesse!’ he yells. ‘I just remembered we were supposed to walk to school together!’

‘I know. I waited for ages,’ I say.

‘How long?’

‘Half an hour,’ I say and laugh when his eyes go wide. ‘Sorry! I forgot …’

‘Ha-ha … just kidding. But didn’t you go right past my house?’

‘I did,’ Braden says, ‘but I was in the car. Dad dropped me off at school at eight o’clock.’

Eight o’clock! It’s a good thing he didn’t come into our house at eight o’clock. I was still in my pyjamas.

Braden’s freckled face disappears back through the window.

There are no kids blocking the main steps to the corridor, which is good because I don’t feel like taking the long way around. Inside, books and socks and half-eaten lunches are flying all over the place. Most of the kids from my Grade 6 class are standing in a nervous cluster outside our classroom. We can’t put our stuff away because our teacher Mrs Leeman keeps the door locked before and after school, during recess and at lunchtime.

Our access is restricted to the six dreary hours we already have in there.

My friend Jun and a couple of other kids are staring at something on Minha’s mobile phone. Minha is in my class and Mrs Leeman will be here in about two minutes’ time. What could be so interesting that she has her phone out now?

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A Class Full of Lizards: The Grade Six Survival Guide 2
Author
Alison Hart
Publisher
Allen & Unwin
Genre
Children’s Fiction
Released
30 March, 2021

Synopsis

In this hilarious sequel to School Rules are Optional, Jesse is back with even more hysterical antics as he navigates the worst family health kick ever and the chaotic end of Grade Six. It's my first day back at school after the holidays and I've already got three burning questions: 1) When is my family's disgusting diet going to end? 2) How will I finish my group project on time? 3) Why is my best friend Alex suddenly not talking to me? If that's not bad enough, the classroom is overrun with lizards. At least things can't get worse, right?

Alison Hart
About the author

Alison Hart

Alison Hart lives at the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges with her daughter and lots of animals, wild and domestic. The house block is so steep, you have to go down two sets of steps to get to the front door. It's nice and quiet for writing, but also a bit distracting because the view is really good. In her spare time, Alison likes reading, watching old movies, and opening and closing the door for the cat. Besides writing, Alison works in community aged care. School Rules Are Optional is her first novel.

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