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A World of Trouble Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Burns, T. R.
ISBN: 1442440333     ISBN-13: 9781442440333
Publisher: Aladdin
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Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: May 2014
Annotation: Sometimes you find trouble, and sometimes trouble finds you. The mischief continues in the second book of a trouble-loving middle grade series!

It’s Seamus Hinkle’s second semester at Kilter Academy, where he’s quickly become an ace troublemaking student. In fact, the headmistress has even entrusted him with a special assignment—one he’s forbidden to share with any of his friends.

But Seamus has also come up with his own mission, and it’s a doozy. If Seamus and Lemon, Abe, and Gabby can pull off this cross-country adventure to rescue one of their own, they’ll earn extra-credit demerits for sure. And they might just learn the truth about some huge secrets the adults around them have been keeping...

The second book in T.R. Burns’s Merits of Mischief series boasts the same “irresistible appeal” (BCCB) of Book One, and is sure to leave you clamoring for the next installment.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Behavior; Fiction.
Boarding schools; Fiction.
Schools; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Issues | Friendship
- Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure
- Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: 2012031542
Lexile Measure: 700
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Series: Merits of Mischief
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 7.50" H x 5.25" W x 1.25" (0.56 lbs) 382 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 160306
Reading Level: 4.2   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 9.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q60182
Reading Level: 4.3   Interest Level: Grades 3-5   Point Value: 17.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2014 Spring)
Seamus Hinkle returns to trouble-teaching Kilter Academy knowing that he's not as bad as everybody thinks. Yet he continues to excel in troublemaking, and his desire to find out why his crush has not returned to the school leads Seamus and friends on a dangerous journey. This second book's long exposition stumbles to find a focus before settling into a wacky adventure.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2013 July)
Gr 4–7—After his first semester at Kilter Academy for Troubled Youth, 12-year-old Seamus Hinkle is reeling from the revelation that the teacher he supposedly killed is actually alive and well. No longer a murderer, Seamus is sure he won't have to go back to Kilter, yet his mother is more determined than ever that he return. Stranger still, she seems to know that the institution is not really a reform school, but rather a training facility for future Troublemakers. Seamus agrees to go back and rejoins his alliance of friends and his tutor. He continues to excel as a Troublemaker, and the academy's director gives him a special mission. But the boy's focus is quickly usurped by his concern for his missing classmate and crush, Elinor. Seamus is sure there is more to her absence than a vague "family emergency" and is determined to find her. A lot is going on in this sequel to The Bad Apple (S & S, 2012), and readers unfamiliar with that book will be lost. As with the first, Seamus's emails to Miss Parsippany, the teacher he thought he killed, reveal much about his thoughts and feelings. Decisions he makes about whom to trust and what kind of person he wants to be will impact the future of Kilter Academy. Supporting characters get a little more development by the end of this title, but readers expecting the myriad mysteries to be solved will be frustrated as most are left dangling for future books.—Amanda Raklovits, Champaign Public Library, IL. Copyright 2016 School Library Journal.