The Last Holiday Concert
By Andrew Clements
Conflict and Plot
Mr. Meinert is the exact opposite of Hart. Mr. Meinert is mean and a grumpy teacher with no patience. When Hart hit him with the rubber band Mr. Meinert lost control and grabbed Hart's arm and dragged him down the hall and yelled at him so loud that the students in the chorus room could hear him. Mr. Meinert gets so mad that he decides to let Hart teach the class. At the end of the book Mr. Meinert turns out to be one of the nicest teachers at Palmer Intermediate School.
Sarah isn't a main character but she is Hart's sister and she always goes into Hart's room and looks through all his stuff. Even when Hart catches Sarah in his room he doesn't get mad. Sarah is the only one who gets to see the smart and nerdy side of Hart.