Capricorn Anderson had never watched a TV before, had only eaten home-grown food, had never used a lock or a locker, practices tai chi and non violence, and had never heard of a wedgie. I selected this book because I like funny books where the past and the present combine. This book is about a boy raised by his hippie grandmother on the Garland Farms commune. When his grandmother is hospitalized, he is sent to a real school for the first time in the 21st century. Some of my favorite parts are people's descriptions of Cap when they first meet him. “The instant I saw him standing there with all that hair and all those beads, I just knew. Garland Farm. It had to be. Nobody else looked like that. Nobody had looked like that since 1970.” “I looked at Capricorn Anderson, … about to step into a world that had forgotten the sixties except for J.F.K. and the Beatles.” “His clothes looked like pajamas – homemade pajamas. And his shoes were something out of a social studies project on the pioneer days. They were sandals woven out of cornhusks,...” The most exciting part of this novel is when Cap drives the school bus to the hospital. Both me and the main character, Cap, are in 8th grade and go to schools where bullying is an issue. This book helps you understand the side of the student being bullied in a humorous way. I highly recommend this book to anyone that likes funny twists on everyday life.