Pay It Forward
Pay It Forward: Young Readers Edition
Pay It Forward
Catherine Ryan Hyde
The internationally bestselling book that inspired the Pay It Forward movement is now available in a middle grade edition.Pay It Forward is a moving, uplifting novel about Trevor McKinney, a twelve-year-old boy in a small California town who accepts his teacher’s challenge to earn extra credit by coming up with a plan to change the world. Trevor’s idea is simple: do a good deed for three people, and instead of asking them to return the favor, ask them to “pay it forward” to three others who need help. He envisions a vast movement of kindness and goodwill spreading across the world, and in this “quiet, steady masterpiece with an incandescent ending” (Kirkus Reviews), Trevor’s actions change his community forever. This middle grade edition of Pay It Forward is extensively revised, making it an appropriate and invaluable complement to lesson plans and an ideal pick for book clubs, classroom use, and summer reading. Includes an author'snote and curriculum guide.

Book Details


  • Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 8 - 12
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This book is about a kid named Trevor who gets an extra credit assignment from his English teacher, Mr. St Clair. This is also how the story starts. Trevor's idea was simple; do a good deed for three people, and ask them to pay it forward three times each. Then if everything goes as planned, thousands of good deeds could be done in no time.

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