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Schooled, By Gordon Korman

schooledReview by Sheel Pant

When Capricorn Anderson’s (Cap) hippie grandmother Rain breaks her hip, he has no choice but to go to the public school, and stay with a social worker, and her cranky teen daughter. But when Zach Powers, big man on campus spots Cap, he is thinking of presenting him to the age-old tradition at Claverage (dubbed C Average by the students) Middle School. The tradition is nominating the biggest dweeb in the school for 8th, and believe it or not… Cap wins! So will Cap be the hero of C Average, or turn out to be the biggest punch line?
I give this book 5 stars, because the characters are well written, the story is memorable, and the author sets the pace well. I like how the author changes the point-of-view, so we can see how everyone feels about Cap’s arrival at C Average Middle School, and at the Donnelly’s house.

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Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens

Review by Sheel Pant “Please sir, I want some more!” -Oliver Twist Oliver Twist is the story of a boy, named Oliver, whose mother died when she gave birth to him. He is placed right into a workhouse and is put to work there as a bottle washer, but things turn upside down, when Oliver […]

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Wonder, by R.J. Palacio

Review by Sheel Pant “I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.” -Auggie Pullman August (dubbed Auggie), has gone through 27 facial surgeries. He starts his 5th grade year at Beecher Preparatory School. As this book says, he is ‘petrified’, since people might judge him on his appearance. Before he […]

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