Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Schooled / Gordon Korman / 208 pages
What if? That's what Gordon Korman must have been thinking when he came up with this book. What if a kid was raised on a commune with only his hippie grandmother and then is dropped into the 21st century in a regular middle school? What would happen? What could happen? He would be like a time traveler from the '60's. Great concept. Capricorn Anderson is almost a little too naive and definitely too nice, but I like him. The other characters all have motives for their actions in relation to him. At first I thought it was a little too mean, but Korman doesn't let his characters get away with their actions. Ultimately they all deal with their consciences and change or at least learn from Cap. Good story.
Posted by Darol at 6:01 PM