Olive is excited to start grade 6: new teachers, new experiences, and a field trip to the big city with her best buds! But when Olive finds out that a school policy is keeping some kids from going on the trip, she decides to act. Act is the funny and honest follow-up to the middle school graphic novel sensations Click and Camp.
Olive is prepared to do whatever it takes to be heard – even if it means running against Trent and Sawyer, two of her closest friends, in the student council election! With intense campaign competition and emotions running high, can Olive make a big change and keep her friends?
New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Kayla Miller crafts a genuine and inspiring story about evolving friendships, supportive family, and finding out that you – yes, you – have the power to make a difference.
Take a look at the reviews from our Young Readers for Act below
Book review from Leo (8)
Act, by Kayla Miller is a book about a girl named Olive who wants to make a difference in her school. When she finds out that some of her school friends can’t afford to go on the school trips, she decides to run for a place on the student council so that her voice can be heard. Olive wants to make school life fair and equal for all students.
Olive’s confidence and passion has encouraged me to make changes too. I really liked this book and enjoyed the graphic novel style. The information about protests, and the recipe in the back was cool.
I would recommend this book to others, and I can’t wait to read it again!
Book review from Abigail, aged 9
Act by Kayla Miller is about a girl called Olive who is in the 6th grade. She finds out that her friends are being treated unfairly and feels she has to do something to help them.
I learnt that when someone is getting treated differently I should Act! .
I enjoyed reading this book and the comic style it was written in, it was fun and easy to read and was cool to see the characters too. I have read it twice already and will be reading it again soon.
Thank you Kidspot for the book!! I loved it.
Book review from Ihaia, aged 8
Act is a graphic novel about a girl called Olive. Olive’s class are going on a trip, but when Olive finds out some people don’t get to go on the trip because they can’t afford it, she decides to do something about it. She does everything she can to change the school’s rules, even when she has to go against her friends. Will she succeed?
I liked reading Act because it is a graphic novel which are my favourite type of book to read. I enjoyed it so much I couldn’t put it down and read it all in one day. The story is interesting and I kept reading because I wanted to find out what happened next. I liked that Olive was brave and helpful, and I really enjoyed the funny parts of the story.
I would rate this book 9/10 and I think you should definitely read it if you like graphic novels.
Book review from Dani-Nicole, aged 10
I enjoyed this book because it was like a comic and I love comics.
It was a really interesting story about always standing up for what is right. Olive showed great courage and it taught me that sometimes you have to stand up for others even if it means you have to stand against your friends.
Book review from Kyle, aged 7
The story is about a girl named Olive who really believes she can make other things better and acts on it. I love the book is like a comic and full of twists, colourful, funny and exciting. I love the part where she is part of the student council because she got to talk to everyone in the school and help them. I also found the pudding moment was funny!
I like the extra information at the back of the book where you can go look for more on the protests that happened through time. I love that it has a chocolate pepermint chip cookie recipe that I am definitely going to try!!
A note from Kyle’s mum …
Kyle really was involved in this book, and he went afterwards to look into more about protests which was really cool. He would cuddle up on the couch before bed time and read, I struggled to get him to put the book down as he was so involved and wanted to see what happened next. I loved how colourful the book was and how they made it into a comic feel, it was quite awesome! Definitely a positive book to read.
Book review from Eva, aged 9
I think Olive, the main character, is a great role model to people who may have problems like this. Act’s moral of the story is to stand up for other people, and yourself.
It was a nice, easy comic book, followed by lots of onomatopoeia. This book has amazing detail, and acts that – even you – could follow along with!
Families were provided with a copy of the book for the purposes of the review. Views are those of the reviewers. This article contains information provided by HarperCollins.
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