This is a book about 10 year old Kate and her wacky adventures. Kate and her BFF Brooke are having a normal, 5th grade school year. Then "the outcast," Nora Klein, comes into Kate's life. When Nora's father must go on a long business trip, Kate’s mother talks Kate into being friends with Nora, a difficult, moody girl. Kate’s world is turned upside-down. Kate starts to get Nora to open up, but is Kate willing to take desperate measures to ensure her friendship? Find out in this very rousing book.
Kate the Great is an excellent book and I cannot wait until book two is out. Suzy Becker outdid herself on this great story. All the story was very well-described, like when Kate described the students' zombie trance that happens in school. It's like Diary of a Wimpy Kid, in that it includes cartoon-like pictures and funny comments on the side. This book is so funny it made me laugh, and it will make you laugh, too. I would recommend this book for ages eight and up.