April 13, 2011

The Loser List

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TheLoserList_blog Welcome to Scholastic Booktalks where we recommend brand new Scholastic books that we think you will love. Today's booktalk is: The Loser List by Holly Kowitt.

Writing and drawing comics is Danny Shine's favorite activity. When he's bored in class, he draws all sorts of things like vomit, skulls and his classmates' faces. And what is Danny's second favorite activity? Why, buying and reading comic books, of course! Life is pretty good for Danny, until he finds out that he's been put on the Loser List.

Chantal Davis, the school diva, has declared Danny and his best friend, Jasper, "losers." While Danny is upset about this title, Jasper is totally fine with it. But Jasper occasionally wears a cape to school, so maybe there is some truth to it. . . 

Danny decides that he has to immediately remove his and Jasper's names from the list. After all, his crush, Asia O'Neill, can't see his name on the list because then she'll never go out with him! But there is one small problem. The list is located in the girls' bathroom!

Danny sneaks in anyway to remove their names, but he's caught by a teacher and sentenced to one week in detention. Detention wouldn't be so bad if he could just sit in silence and draw comics. But unfortunately, he's stuck in detention with the school bully, Axl. As long as Danny stays on Axl's good side, he should be able to survive detention, right?

Join Danny and Jasper as they try to remove themselves from The Loser List!


—Jen, Scholastic Booktalker

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  1. calista

    soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo boring don’t make me read it

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  2. miranda

    hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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