I hate school


Honor hates school and she tells lots of unlikely tales about all the gruesome things that happen there. However, Honor doesn’t want to leave school when it is her last day.


The book’s tone is anarchic and gruesome, and its main character is female, which is unusual as books of this tone and theme often have male protagonists. There are no explicitly gendered signifiers throughout and does not appear clearly marketed at a particular gender. The girl’s gruesome imagination is displayed and celebrated throughout, in a feature more usually reserved for books aimed specifically at boys.

Edited by: Centre for Children’s Literature and Culture Studies (Ireland)

Author(s): Willis, Jeanne

Illustrator(s): Ross, Tony

Publisher: Anderson Press

City: London

Year: 2005

Pages: 24

ISBN: 9781842704639

Age Range: 6 - 10

Language: EN

Original Language: EN

Keywords: Female characters, Identity, School, Violence

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