By Arthur Cavanaugh
Roger is horrible at spelling.
Miss Orville was described as an older woman with a tight bun in her hair- and she apparently had witch eyes.
Miss Orville really liked her plant, and was crushed when someone killed it.
The kids start to get angry with the sudden change and plot to destroy Miss Orville's plant.
Conflict- Miss Orville VS the third grade class
Rating- 2/5 stars-
The plotline was creative, but there was too much filler text and the ending wasn't exciting.
Theme- Don't judge a book by it's cover. Don't judge somebody before you get to know them.
Summary- Told from the 3rd person POV following Roger, a third grader who can't even spell "castle", the story takes place in modern day NYC, more specifically a classroom a school located there. Miss Awful is about a nice teacher going away for a few days and being replaced by a substitute, Miss Orville. The students were suprised because she was basically the polar opposite of their regular teacher. Miss Orville really disciplines the children, and, while none of them enjoy it, it helps them a lot in the end. Along the way, the kids plot to ruin Miss Orville's plant that sits on the classroom windowsill. Only Roger knows that the plant probably means a lot to her. Miss Orville was evicted from her house a while back, and she couldn't keep all her plants, so they all died. ((She was basically a crazy cat lady with plants.)) So the children ruined her plant, and she was somber and quiet for the rest of the class. After class, though, Roger tries to cheer her up by showing her she helped him with his spelling.
Three specific main characters were Roger, Miss Orville and Mrs. Clark, Roger's mother.