On the first day of seventh grade, Victor and his friend Michael try to hide their insecurities and impress the girls in their class. With his sights on his crush Teresa, Victor signs up for French class to be near her. In that class, Victor takes a risk and learns that teachers can be kind, that girls are approachable, and that taking a risk to fit in can pay off. (Prentice Hall Literature, 2010)
This lesson was created as part of the Anthology Alignment Project
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