DARNELL ROCK IS not the kind of kid who volunteers to write for the newspaperit sounds too much like homework. But this is Darnell's last chance to pull himself together and make a positive contribution to his school. At first, Darnell would rather be hanging out with his sister and his friends. But soon he gets interested in theOakdale Gazette. Much to his surprise, Darnell discovers that people pay attention to the words he writes. Before he knows it, Darnell changes from a kid who can't do anything right to a person who can make a difference.Myers, Walter Dean is the author of 'Darnell Rock Reporting' with ISBN 9780440411574 and ISBN 0440411572.