Battle For The Classroom
The novel is highly amusing. The antics of Claire and Barrett as they bounce off each other in competition to be the only teacher in the town are delightful.
The novel brings small town life really alive for the reader. Much of the novel is set in the one roomed classroom with thirty four pupils. The reader gets to know the teachers and the pupils intimately. There are cute little girls and jovial boys. There is both the air of competition and of respect between the two teachers. Both have very different reasons for wanting the job.