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Schooledby Gordon Korman
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Capricorn Anderson had never watched a television show& nbsp; before. He'd never tasted a pizza. He had never even& nbsp; heard of a wedgie. And he had never, in his wildest dreams, thought of living anywhere but Garland Farm commune& nbsp; with his hippie caretaker, Rain.
Capricorn (Cap for short) had lived every day of his life on Garland Farm growing fruits and vegetables. He was homeschooled by Rain, the only person he knew in the world.& nbsp; Life was simple for Cap.& nbsp; But when Rain falls out& nbsp; of a tree while picking plums and is hospital-ridden, & nbsp; he has to attend the local middle& nbsp; school and live with his new guidance counselor and her irritable& nbsp; daughter. While Cap knew a lot about Zen Buddhism, no amount formal education could ready him& nbsp; for the trials and tribulations of public middle school.
Cap doesn't exactly fit in at Claverage Middle School (dubbed C Average by the kids). He has long, ungroomed hair, wears hemp clothes, and practices Tai Chi out on the lawn. His& nbsp; weirdness& nbsp; basically makes him biggest nerd& nbsp; in school. This is great news for Zach Powers, & nbsp; big man on campus.& nbsp; He can't wait to instate the age-old tradition in C-Average School: & nbsp; The biggest nerd is nominated for class president--and& nbsp; wins.& nbsp; So when Cap becomes president, he is more puzzled than ever.& nbsp; But as& nbsp; Cap begins to take on his duties, & nbsp; the joke starts to turn on Zach.& nbsp;
WillCap& nbsp; turn out to be& nbsp; the greatest President in the history of C-Average School?& nbsp; Or the biggest punchline?& nbsp;
Escaped and on the run, can Digger find redemption?
His bold escape from a juvenile detention facility nearly kills him, but soon an angry fourteen-year-old Digger is on the run, hijacking a tractor trailer, "borrowing" a bicycle, and stealing a canoe. When injuries stop him, Digger hides at a riverside campground, where he befriends a young boy and a girl his own age. New friends, a job caring for rescued horses, and risking his life to save another make Digger realize that the journey back is not just about getting home, it's about discovering what he's really running from, and how to come to terms with his troubled past.
Since he was little, Capricorn Cap Anderson has lived on a farm commune and has been homeschooled by his hippie grandmother, Rain. When Rain is injured in a fall, Cap is forced to attend the local middle school. Although he knows a lot about Zen Buddhism, nothing has prepared him for the politics of public school.
About the Author
Priscilla Cummings is the author of Red Kayak and A Face First, among other titles. She lives in Annapolis, Maryland.
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