6-321. ISBN 0-689-83372-5. New York: Atheneum Books, 2001. 127 pp.
$15.00. Many middle-grade readers will quickly identify with Marc
Chaikin, the narrator of this coming of age novel set in the 1960s.
Marc's life takes a turn as his class, identified as 6-321, becomes
involved in a feud with a rival class, his feelings about a special girl
are uncovered, and his parents split up, all within two months. Marc
realizes that he cannot remain silent while everything around him
changes. This book may prompt readers to initiate important discussions
about serious topics. Ages 11-13.--A.E.