Janitors by Tyler Whiteside
Have you ever wondered what the world would be like if there wasn't education? Once the older generation died, what would happen? No one would be able to provide jobs, or have work. No one would be able to supply their families with food, shelter, water, or any of the necessities of life. All the knowledge of the generations that can before us would silently fade away, leaving nothing but memories. But thanks to the Bureau of Educational Maintenance, that hasn't happened. For hundreds of years they have battled Rubbish, Grime, and Filth, keeping the schools clean and Toxite free. Until now. The BEM has decided that they have had enough. But what will that mean for the future of our world?
My favorite character is Marv, the Rebel Janitor. He is a giant of a man, huge and shaggy. He has kept Welcher Elementary School Toxite free for a long time. That is, until Spencer and Daisy came around. He keeps to himself mostly but is ferocious when he or anyone he cares about is attacked. He's pretty good with mops and brooms too.
Janitors is a great book for kids. I enjoyed it immensely. I think it is a great book for boys also. Scary at some points, funny in others, and exciting in all. I recommend this book for ages 8 to 14.