by Captain Lyaf Yarr, the pilot of this here vessel.
Author: Gordon Korman
Page Count: 208
Grade Reading Level: 6-8
Summary: Capricorn (Cap) Anderson has always been home schooled until his teacher and hippie grandma, Rain, falls out of a tree. Now he goes to Claverage Middle school and stays with Mrs. Donelly and her daughter Sophie. At school Cap sticks out like a sore thumb. He gets elected for eighth grade president and wins! But being president wasn’t what Cap wanted. Not at all! At home, Sophie is giving him a hard time, but when Cap goes missing everyone gets worried and thinks he died. They even plan a memorial from him. Did Cap really die? And how will he survive school until Rain is better again?
Why I Started This Book:
I read Schooled because it was on a list of books for my grade level, and if I read all of the books on the list I get to go to a party. So I’m reading all of them! I made Schooled a priority when I first heard what the book was about I couldn’t wait to put my nose in it!
- I like all the characters. The author wrote them well and gave everyone a personality and place.
- This is a good book because of Gordon Korman’s writing style. He wrote each chapter as a different person’s point of view. Reading a book like that was a change, but I enjoyed something different.
- Schooled has a great plot. The idea of a home schooled eighth grade hippie being forced to go to normal school for the first time is very creative!
- I like the ending of this book because it was what I wanted to happen, but it wasn’t how I thought it would be given. I won’t tell you how it ends. Instead I’ll make you read the book to find out.
- The story was good but it didn’t capture me fully, some parts and characters weren’t as interesting as others.
Last Minute Thoughts: I would read it over again, and I will read more books by Gordon Korman.
Book Rating: I give this book 4.5 treasure chests!
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