The Unteachables

The Unteachables

eBook - 2019
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Gordon Korman’s newest stand-alone novel, featuring Greenwich Middle School’s class of outcasts and miscreants — The Unteachables! In the multiple-narrator format that Gordon perfected in Ungifted and Supergifted, this book tells the story of Greenwich Middle School’s class SCS-8, a.k.a The Unteachables!The Unteachables are a wayward medley of characters: Parker the dyslexic farm boy; Aldo, who is perpetually angry; Elaine (rhymes with pain); Barnstorm the jock; Rahim the sleep-deprived artist; and Mateo, lost in fantasy worlds. Plus Kiana, who is just in town visiting her dad and isn’t even registered with the school. Not to mention their teacher, Mr. Ribbit — er, Mr. Kermit — who remains in disgrace after a 25-year-old cheating scandal and is just killing time, doing crossword puzzles and waiting to take early retirement at the end of the year.Are they really incorrigible, or is it possible they are just misunderstood? This unlikely group of heroes is about to find out for themselves.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Canada, 2019.
ISBN: 9781443170178
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Nov 15, 2019

This book made me laugh. It made me cry. It made me want to hug people. It's touching and heartwarming and entirely worth reading for any age group.

Jun 10, 2019

2019; Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins
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I enjoyed reading Gordon Korman when I was kid, so thought I would try reading a new book. Korman still has his great humour, and the ability to tell a story that keeps you interested till the end. This is a middle school version of The Breakfast Club - a group of misfits put together as they are deemed as hopeless. In charge is a teacher that no longer cares about his job or the kids. Can they learn to work together and show everyone that they are teachable?

***I received an eARC from EDELWEISS***

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