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Schooled Paperback – August 26, 2008
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The story is humorous, touching, and at times aggravating. Capricorn becomes the butt of all jokes, the campus geek. How he handles his exposure to the corrupt world is a wonderful story. Somehow he manages to change those around him yet retain his own values.
While the ending was a bit contrived, it didn't take away from the plot. I highly recommend this one to all--but especially to middle school boys who are made to feel insecure if they don't conform to the expectations of the middle school culture.
"Schooled" has an interesting and impossibly entertaining premise. Capricorn (Cap) Anderson is a homeschooled hippie kid living in a deadbeat 1960s eco-commune, Garland Farm, with his grandmother Rain. His grandmother has raised him and taught him all that she believes to be important, and tells him to be wary of the world that they are nearly disconnected from, save for trips into town for supplies. Rain keeps him close so the outside world will not taint him.
So, as you can imagine, when Rain falls from a tree (she was picking plums) and breaks her hip and has to undergo six weeks of physical therapy, Cap is utterly and completely lost, innocent and unknowing of the normal middleschool hierarchy that exists in Claverage Middle School (dubbed C Average by students). He stays with a social worker, Mrs. Donnelly, who actually herself lived on Garland Farm at one time, running barefoot in peasant dresses and doing farm chores. Mrs. Donnelly takes Cap to live with her and her daughter, Sophie, at her home.
It goes from there with Cap being terrorized by popular students, but, despite their obviously harmful intentions and downright meanness towards Cap, he never tries to get back at them, never gets angry or frustrated, only confused ("Why can't we all just get along?Read more ›
I have to say, I ended up really liking it. It was fast-paced and all the characters seemed believable and vivid. The book is comprised of short segments from the perspective of various characters, from Cap himself to Mrs Donnelley, social worker who takes him in after Rain has to go to rehab from hip surgery (and who grew up on the commune herself until her parents decided they wanted a different life for their family); to some of the kids Cap meets when he starts 8th grade--Hugh, who was the bottom of the bottom until Cap became a bigger target; Zack, leader of the cool kids who gets Cap elected as 8th grade president just so everyone can make even more fun of him; Naomi, who likes Zack but starts to be won over by Cap's kindness and maturity in the face of cruel enmity. I devoured the book in an afternoon!
I appreciate that the book doesn't give easy answers, and that the characters all have complex thoughts and emotions. It's easy to see how much the middle school kids do, not based on their own convictions or sense of morality, but as some way to keep their heads above water in the cruel shark-tank they face Monday through Friday.Read more ›
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This book is one of the best books because it shows how people can be different and still like them. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Amazon Customer
Shows how someone who is different can make a big difference just by being their self. Also how one person can change eleven hundred people just by being his selfPublished 1 month ago by Unknown
Gordon Korman books are always good fun. Schooled is no exception. Everyone of his books have been a pleasure to read.Published 1 month ago by Robert Agan
This is an excellent read. The multiple points of view keep the reader guessing what will happen next, and as with all Korman books, it's fun with twists that you don't see coming. Read morePublished 1 month ago by B. Fowler
This is a book that needs to be read by young and old. It is a great story that opens your eyes to how ridiculous some of our customs are, and how we are seen through others eyes. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ponyboy
This is a great book. I read it to my twin boys and they both really enjoyed it.Published 2 months ago by Melissa Almeida
Korman is at his best, describing the displacement students feel when they are in unfamiliar circumstances. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mark Barnes