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Grades 5 - 8Grades 3 - 8V4.940313
Capricorn Cap Anderson 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.
ISBN-10: 0545994586
ISBN-13: 9780545994583
59 Book Reviews
  • gkfann
    gkfannover 2 years55 stars
    cap anderson is suddenly plunged into a different world. well, not literally but that's what it feels like for him! What happens when he becomes the pres of 8th grade?....
    • BeetleBeeover 3 years
      The characters are great but the ending was to sudden and random. I felt like the plot was just based on a bullied boy that people started to like but it was so messy and random. We also got some side plots that really never had closure. I am an eighth grader and have to read this book. I finished it in two days and It could have been one but I got lazy. I would give it a higher rating if the ending wasn’t so random but the characters are lovable and I grew a connection towards them.
      • Area 51 alienover 3 years
        The book was great! I was reading it for my summer reading.
        • auntieb
          auntiebover 3 years55 stars
          13 Year old Capricorn "Cap" Anderson has always been homeschooled by his grandmother, Rain. They both live at the Garland Community until Rain breaks her hip while picking fruit. Cap drives her into town - yes DRIVES - and learns she will be at the hospital for 8 weeks! So he has to find a place to stay while Rain recovers. Luckily, social worker Mrs. Donelly just happens to have lived at Garland when she was a little girl and sympathizes with Cap and lets him stay with her and her daughter. But Cap doesn't fit in to Claverge or "C Average" Middle School what with his daily practice of Tai Chi (on the schoolyard), long hair, not knowing anything about TV, lockers, or dances, so he is elected president of the 8th grade........just like every other year when the biggest geek is elected to presidency. But Cap is different - he really cares. He starts learning everybody's names, and tries his best to listen and take recommendations from everyone. Just as everyone start warming up to him, there's an accident - and then Cap disappears. Leaving everyone to wonder where he went? What happened to the 8th grade president?!
          • lowkeysavage
            lowkeysavagealmost 4 years55 stars
            i like this author and decided to read it and now it's my favorite book!!!
            • LoWkeY SaVaGealmost 4 years
              i'm doing a book review on it
              • LoWkeY SaVaGealmost 4 years
                it's my favorite book!!!!!
                • Sophia468over 4 years
                  This is a Great Book and it shows kids that Change is Good and that everyone is different!
                  • aria123
                    aria123over 4 years55 stars
                    The Gordon Korman has the most incredible books in the world. He wrote so many books and they are so incredible. I really wish I had all of his books, I could practicly read all of them in a day. Books are the most awesome thing in the world real.
                    • Awesomeslothalmost 5 years
                      Best Book EVER