Schooled by Gordon KormanSchooled by Gordon Korman


byGordon Korman

Paperback | August 1, 2008

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A middle-grade comedy about an extremely sheltered home-schooled hippie who gets a crash course in modern school politics when he suddenly has to attend public school.

Capricorn (Cap) Anderson has never watched television. He's never tasted a pizza. Never heard of a wedgie. Since he was little, his only experience has been living on a farm commune and being home-schooled by his hippie grandmother, Rain. But when Rain falls out of a tree while picking plums and has to stay in the hospital, Cap is forced to move in with a guidance counselor and her cranky teen daughter and attend the local middle school.

While Cap knows a lot about tie-dying and Zen Buddhism, no education could prepare him for the politics of public school. Right from the beginning, Cap's weirdness makes him a moving target at Claverage Middle School (dubbed C-Average by the students). He has long, ungroomed hair; wears hemp clothes; and practises tai chi on the lawn. Once Zack Powers, big man on campus, spots Cap, he can't wait to introduce him to the age-old tradition at C-Average: the biggest nerd is nominated for class president-and wins.

Gordon Korman wrote his first novel at age 12 as a Grade 7 writing assignment. He submitted it to Scholastic Canada where it was published soon after as This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall! Since then, he has written more than 40 novels for middle-grade and young adult readers including Son of the Mob, Born to Rock and the best-s...
Title:SchooledFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.74 × 5.01 × 0.53 inPublished:August 1, 2008Publisher:Scholastic Canada LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545993210

ISBN - 13:9780545993210

Appropriate for ages: 9


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book Even as I got older this book always was a fun book to read. Cap is a really nice character who even once outcasted sticked to his roots (he also didn’t understand much of what media influenced teenagers liked/were into) and accepted/tried to make friends with the people at his school no matter what obstacle came his way. Would recommend
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Schooled An interesting book touching on the issue of sheltered children and their integration into the real world.
Date published: 2017-10-19
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Good Book I love how this book introduces us to a character who doesn't really try hard to fit in a social group. This book taught me that you just have to be yourself and you'll create a beautiful bond with new people
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good book This book was a good read.
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adults and Kids Alike Will Love This A blast from the past as a couple of hippies enter the technological age and end up teaching everyone they meet some valuable life lessons about peace, love and co-existing in harmony.
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Touching Book This book is so meaningful! It shows that being unique is wayyyyyy better than being normal. And I am very jealous of how the main character Cap (Capricorn) is very different and can do things many people cannot do. Overall this was an amazing book and you should definitely read it!
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book Great book, it really shows the main character Cap evolving into normal school life and adjusting to that.
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read for kids and adults! This book has the humour that I usually expect from a Gordon Korman book, and the story is told from a multitude of perspectives, which really adds to the story. This is a story of a kid who is out of place yet finds his place. It balances comedy with sweetness and life lessons that we all need to hear, regardless of age.
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Omg! Its was awesm like omg whoever wants to getit get itcus its really gud and it has real life issues so im sexy
Date published: 2015-02-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not to shabby The book is ok, not my favourite. The ending is very boring, just like a fairytale ending. Overall not a bad book and worth reading.
Date published: 2014-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heartwarming and hilarious! Gordon Korman is always great, but this one was extra special to me. With all the humor of his past books but an extra measure of sweetness, this is the story of a boy who does not try to conform-for-the-sake-of-conforming to the world into which he is unceremoniously flung- instead, he shines the light of what he truly knows and is a fine example to everyone he meets. This story is about the ability of people to learn, adapt and live together, and how just one person really can make a difference. Even in a place as potentially harsh, close-minded and unforgiving as a high school. Read it- you'll laugh, cry and thoroughly love this story.
Date published: 2008-08-12