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The Unteachables (original 2019; edition 2019)
by Gordon Korman (Author)
The Unteachables by Gordon Korman (2019)
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This was so adorable and I loved all the various points of view. ( )
In 2019, Gordon Korman, who is one of God's gifts to the genre of middle-grade fiction, surpassed himself once again with "The Unteachables." The story features a small class of utterly incorrigible 8th-graders and a teacher who is both burned out and (justifiably) bitter. Their interactions, and their development, make for a book that is both heartwarming and hilarious — two words that I tend to use very sparingly.
Very highly recommended.
Fabulous, feel good story with a variety of endearing misfit characters, including the teachers. Quick moving plot, lots of hijinks, great heart -- lots of things happen that stretch the credulity, but who cares, it's a great book. Also funny. Also all about fair play and a sense of justice.
Gordon Korman’s The Unteachables, is a funny twist on the story of bullies. Close to retirement and through with teaching, Zachary Kermit spends his last year teaching the castaway crew of misfits that have been removed from the student body and sent to him in Room 117. From Aldo with anger management issues, to Parker who can’t read and Elaine who is always in pain, the unlikely group learns about themselves and about how to treat others.
Mr. Kermit is one year away from early retirement when he gets assigned to teach the Unteachables class. He knows this is the superintendent's way to drive him to quitting before retirement. Mr. Kermit doesn't intend to let anything get in the way of collecting his pension so he plans to breeze his way through the school year. However, the best laid plans always go awry.
A hilarious new middle grade novel from beloved and bestselling author Gordon Korman about what happens when the worst class of kids in school is paired with the worst teacher--perfect for fans of Ms. Bixby's Last Day. This middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling. It's a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom. The Unteachables are a notorious class of misfits, delinquents, and academic train wrecks. Like Aldo, with anger management issues; Parker, who can't read; Kiana, who doesn't even belong in the class--or any class; and Elaine (rhymes with pain). The Unteachables have been removed from the student body and isolated in room 117. Their teacher is Mr. Zachary Kermit, the most burned-out teacher in all of Greenwich. He was once a rising star, but his career was shattered by a cheating scandal that still haunts him. After years of phoning it in, he is finally one year away from early retirement. But the superintendent has his own plans to torpedo that idea--and it involves assigning Mr. Kermit to the Unteachables. The Unteachables never thought they'd find a teacher who had a worse attitude than they did. And Mr. Kermit never thought he would actually care about teaching again. Over the course of a school year, though, room 117 will experience mayhem, destruction--and maybe even a shot at redemption.
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Melvil Decimal System (DDC)813.54 — Literature English (North America) American fiction 20th Century 1945-1999
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