The Reckless Club by Beth Vrabel download in iPad, ePub, pdf
Instead, this group is spending the day volunteering at the Northbrook Retirement and Assisted Living Home. This middle grade book is a retelling of The Breakfast Club. There are no bad guys in this book, only differing degrees of goodness. The older residents definitley bring quite a bit of humor and comedic relief throughout the book.
The characters worked their way into my heart and I didn't want the book to end. As each of the five students are forced to interact with the elderly residents, they begin to better understand themselves and each other. People who have been blessed to reach that age have lived through a lot and will often shock you with their tales. Even though the story took place over a few hours, I felt like each character was really well developed. This was a delight from start to finish.
It's The Breakfast Club for middle grade. It was heartbreaking to see the real struggles and actions that each had dealt with. It brought back sweet memories from those times.
It was great slowly watching them come together, work through their differences and open up to one another about what they had did to land them in detention. The story takes place over one day and each chapter is told from alternating perspectives. The stereotypical excitement over tuna casserole and offers of hard candies are very present. Five students are serving detention for various pranks they pulled at the end of the year.