This is a nice book. I don't normally like middle grade fictions, but I did have a good time reading this one. However, the ending was not very satisfying.
One thing I find strange is that the substitute teacher turned a blind eye to all the torment Eric had to endure when those kids read aloud hurtful sentences about him in class.
The plot was well-developed and the characters were also well-written. I loved that Eric was strong enough to stand up for himself.