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A hilarious new middle grade novel from beloved and bestselling author Gordan 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.

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.

Hardcover, 288 pages
Published on January 8, 2019 by Balzer + Bray
ISBN-10: 0062563882
ISBN-13: 9780062563880
23 Book Reviews
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  • hedgeguin2
    hedgeguin2Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 6:09 pm
    Great book so far. I read the preview of it in Shelf Stuff, and now this book is on my “to read” list! The author does a really good job in keeping you interested and the book has lots of detail!
    • auntieb
      auntiebTuesday, May 21, 2019 at 12:58 pm55 stars
      Mr. Kermit is counting down the days till his retirement from Greenwich Middle School, where he has worked for over 27 years and after this semester will qualify for early retirement - something the Superintendent is dead set against giving him, so he puts him in class SCS-8 - otherwise known as the unteachables, the kid's who have problems and issues. Well, all but one, Kiana, she isn't even enrolled at Greenwich but she's a short-timer so she doesn't care. But then things start getting weird........the teacher (Mr. Kermit) doesn't teach, the classroom next to them is taught by Mr. Kermit's old Fiancee's daughter, who was a Kindergarten teacher last year and is trying to use the same teaching methods on 7th graders!! But her methods are.........working? Join this UNBELIEVABLE book about a teacher who doesn't teach was involved in a cheating scandal, has the same name as a muppet, and is just waiting to retire - at least that's what he thinks, after all these are the UNTEACHABLES. (I loved this book! Thanks to DOGO for choosing me to win it) :D
      • kruzingwithk9s
        kruzingwithk9sSaturday, May 18, 2019 at 2:18 pm55 stars
        (WARNING, POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD) Mr. Ribbit- er Kermit, was a teacher that was always happy to teach, he wanted to shape young minds and make them successful. However, now the only thing he thinks about is his retirement in June. The principal, who is out to get Kermit, puts him in room SCS-8. The unteachable's. At first, he doesn't even notice when his students come in ribbit-ing. But he helps them, though it never looked like he cared about what was on their worksheets. When the principal is about to fire Mr. Kermit, the students come in and save the day! I'm sorry if there was too many spoilers, but this is a great book!
        • 1234567Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 6:42 am
          i love this book it is great!
          • luvmylipgloss
            luvmylipglossThursday, April 4, 2019 at 3:24 pm55 stars
            Looks good
            • theboss2134456
              theboss2134456Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 1:16 pm55 stars
              it is so good
              • chlooe
                chlooeWednesday, April 3, 2019 at 3:33 pm55 starsFeatured
                Have you ever gone to a school where you there's a class that is for 'bad kids'? Well, in Greenwich middle school, a class called SCS-8 is filled with kids that are misfits and delinquents. Kids like Aldo; who has anger management issues, Parker; who doesn't know how to read, Kiana; who isn't even registered in a class, and Elaine; who rhymes with 'pain'. Their teacher is Mr. Kermit, who was caught in a cheating scandal from his years of teaching and shattered his confidence in teaching. In this book, Mr. Kermit and the kids work with each other and slowly build up the teacher-student bond. The teacher still tries to fight through all the issues in his job to keep teaching. After reading this book and seeing all characters' perspectives, I finally understood how it felt to be a different peron, not just being a regular person at school. I hope you guys take a shot at this book because this book can be based in a real-life-school situation.
                • bacon_bitzz
                  bacon_bitzzMonday, April 8, 2019 at 3:03 am55 stars
                  Wow!! Nice review! I love it!! Now I really want to read that book!!!!😀💪
                  • chlooe
                    chlooeMonday, April 29, 2019 at 2:48 pm55 stars
                    Thank you!!!
                • bookstory13
                  bookstory13Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 2:24 pm55 stars
                  This is another amazing novel by Gordan Korman! The Unteachables is about an incredible story that happens when you put the grumpiest teacher with the kids that don't seem to fit anywhere else! There's the boy who can't seem to stay awake, the injured athlete, the girl who doesn't even go there, and so many more amazing kids who are actually much better souls than they seem! But Mr. Kermit can't see that. He's just determined to get through the school year and retire early. But you can't put kids who are good at heart but seem worse with the teacher who was cheated without getting chaos....or can you? This is a short, heartwarming tale that made me laugh and wish. It's incredible! Gordon Korman has done it again!
                  • S.S. StarWednesday, March 20, 2019 at 1:15 pm
                    One of my new favs. So funny. Id give it 10 stars if I could.
                    • jakcSunday, March 17, 2019 at 7:40 am
                      gr8 book