As two clever boys exploit a clerical oversight, each one discovers new perspectives on selfhood, friendship, and honesty.
Identical twins Ray and Jay Grayson are moving to a new town. Again. But at least they’ll have each other’s company at their new school. Except, on the first day of sixth grade, Ray stays home sick, and Jay quickly discovers a major mistake: No one knows about his brother. Ray’s not on the attendance lists and doesn’t have a locker, or even a student folder. Jay decides that this lost information could be very…useful. And fun. Maybe even a little dangerous.
About the Author
Andrew Clements is the author of several picture books and the best-selling novel Frindle, which won the Christopher Award and has appeared on more than thirty state award lists. He taught in the public schools near Chicago for seven years before moving east to begin a career in publishing. As a teacher, he knew many students like Cara, girls and boys who are more engaged than they look, who may have suffered, who feel deeply about things, who have a lot to say, but often spend their whole school careers unnoticed. I also know teachers like Mr. Larson -- men and women who have had to work their way through hard times professionally and personally, and yet have managed to keep on loving, to continue giving....This book is about how we earn our second chances. He is currently working on another novel set in school, this time about a janitor's son. Now a full-time writer, Mr. Clements lives in central Massachusetts with his wife and their four children.