Sunday, September 23, 2007

Gordon Korman. SCHOOLED

The setting of SCHOOLED is a middle school called CLAVERAGE MIDDLE SCHOOL. But,the “L” is continually stolen from the sign so that it appears that the school is called C Average Middle School. Also, every year the geekiest kid is nominated to be the 8th grade class president. Then they use the remainder of the year to publically make fun of this chosen kid. Well, this year, they are in for a huge surprise. A kid who has literally never met another living soul, except his grandma, has joined the student body. His name is Capricorn. He has lived on a hippie commune his whole life. The previous super geek, Hugh Winkleman describes Cap him this way, “He wasn’t nerdy in the typical way. He wasn’t a computer geek or captain of the chess club (that was me). He couldn’t speak Klingon; in fact, he’d never even heard of Star Trek. But just one peek at the new guy and you knew that, dweebwise, there was a new sheriff in town.” The kids have picked a new class president. But school will never be the same after Capricorn Anderson serves as president. This is one more in a long line of hilarious books by Korman. I laughed out loud and you will too!
Other hilarious adventures by Korman:
SON OF THE MOB, SON OF THE MOB-HOLLYWOOD HUSTLE,
BORN TO ROCK, NO MORE DEAD DOGS