Friday 4 January 2008

Children's Fiction

Finished January 3
Schooled by Gordon Korman
This novel has an interesting plot. Capricorn Anderson has been raised by his grandmother, Rain, on an organic farm. She has home-schooled him and he has had no real contact with the outside world. She has, however, taught him how to drive and when she gets hurt falling from a plum tree on their farm he drives her to the hospital. She has to go into the hospital for a while and he ends up staying at the home of a social worker and going to middle school from there. He is out of his element regarding a lot of the world he now lives in, but how he adjust to it with a good attitude is what this book is about.
A good character and the plot opens lots of possibilities.

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