Inspired by what fifth-grader Dave found out, blabbermouth Dave tried to follow Mahatma Gandhi's step into spending one day each week not speaking just so he could get order in hi head. If you're a blabbermouth too just like Dave, you'd probably thought already that this is a tough act to follow but it's surprising what our hero found out after he practiced this: the voices of the other children in his school rings loud and clear.
Dave heard the loudest voice of all, it belongs to Lynsey Burgess, gushing about a sweater she wanted to buy. Before long, Dave is insulting her already and soon after challenges her and all the other girls in their class to a contest. Boys vs. girls. Who would last 48 hours with the fewest words? Soon enough "The Unshushables" are battling a silent war. This is definitely a hit book from reliable author Andrew Clements that every fifth-grader would surely love.