Reviewed by Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen for TeensReadToo.com
Who knew that pulling a prank could lead you to sit in the principal's chair? That's right, the chair that faces the good and mostly bad students. For Robin, or Bird, as everyone else calls her, it may have been the best thing that could have happened to her.
It all began when Bird's mother had decided that it was time for them to move again, so Bird could live a different life. This decision only happened because Bird and her friends pulled a prank on an unpopular girl.
Before she knows it, Bird and her mom are off, driving to Prairie Dog, Oklahoma. For her mom, this means a fresh start for both of them. For Bird, it means a new school with no friends in a small, unknown town. Who knew her once lenient mother could ruin her life.
Everything changed when Bird walked into the office. Oddly enough, the secretary thought Bird was the temporary principal. Well, only because Bird shares the same name with the real temporary principal who was supposed to come in on Wednesday, not Monday, and Bird was dressed in a work suit, but only to make her mother mad. So now Bird is the new principal, but only for two days, which isn't all bad since they do have the most power. So Bird decides to make the best of the two days and she begins to make big changes. She even helps out an unpopular girl, who weirdly reminds her of the girl she pulled the prank on. Turns out this moving thing may not be so bad for Bird, after all. But what happens when her cover gets blown?
CONFESSIONS FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S CHAIR is a wickedly funny, extremely unusual, coming-of-age story. Although a little unrealistic, Anna Myers takes on a unique plot and makes it her own. Before you know it, Bird learns a very valuable lesson that she herself, and even the readers, needed to know. This is the perfect laugh-out-loud read that will keep your attention until the very end.