Your book, The Secret School
, relates to real life because everybody has to go through exit exams and all the school stuff like that. It is also very fiction because a fourteen year old girl in eighth grade is clearly not be a school teacher, especially in a one roomschool house where she has to teach all of the grades below her.
I like the book because I really don't like school all that much, but reading this book made me think twice about it and how much I would miss it if I could no longer go, especially if I was like Ida and had my heart set on high school and becoming a teacher. Sometimes I think everyone should read this book because it would show everyone how much they enjoy going to school and what it would be like without it. I think Ida deserved to go to high school because of all the work she had to do with being the teacher and how much she sacrificed for all the other kids study work, and almost forgetting about her own work. Ida almost go kicked out of school for sneaking into the school after the teacher had left because she basically broke into the school.
The most interesting part about the book was how Ida could get Herbert Bixler to come to school. When Herbert was missing a lot of school, Ida went to Herbert's house to speak with Herbert's dad. It was disappointing when the note said that Herbert had not passed his exit exams, because he showed Ida how smart he really was, so when Herbert didn't pass it was kind of sad.
I was really surprised how everyone wanted to keep going on with school, especially with Ida as their teacher. It would have been hard for Tom because he is used to Ida being his friend, not his teacher. Tom also almost lost Ida as a friend because they were both doing school work and stuff, so they hardly ever hung out after Ida became the teacher.
I think it was a good experience for Ida being a teacher because she wanted to go to high school and college so she good be a teacher, so she already has an idea what it would be like to be a teacher. If she didn't like it she could always change her mind then so they wouldn't have to pay for high school and college.