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The Losers Club

by Clements, Andrew, 1949-2019

Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 2017 2017
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Alec, a sixth-grade bookworm always in trouble for reading instead of listening and participating in class, starts a book club, solely to have a place to read, and discovers that real life, although messy, can be as exciting as the stories in his favorite books.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "A best-selling author of beloved school stories, Clements (Frindle, 1998) celebrates readers, inclusion, and the joy of discovering new books. Alec starts sixth grade with two problems: he's not allowed to read in class anymore, and he's consigned to the extended day program after school. Solving both problems at once, Alec forms his own club and dubs it the Losers Club so people will leave him to read quietly with just a few fellow bookworms. What starts as an excuse for isolation turns into a social experiment of sorts that brings the extended day program together as Alec triumphantly rebrands the club's image: books do that they make us lose some ignorance, and lose some fear. And losing fear might mean losing some anger, too. This may be more appealing to book lovers like Alec, rather than reluctant readers like athletic Kent, but Clements' portrayal of a sensitive, honest boy who delights in the comfort and familiarity of rereading favorite books is refreshing and empowering.--Kling, Caitlin Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Sixth grader Alec Spencer spends most of his time reading-in real life he's harassed by his neighbor and former friend Kent, and books are a welcome escape. But Alec's constant reading is putting him in the academic danger zone (summer school is a distinct possibility). At the after-school program Alec is participating in, the options are to do homework, join a club, or create one; just sitting and reading isn't allowed. So he starts a club for silent reading and calls it the Losers Club to keep membership small, though he does invite new student Nina. But others soon want to join, and both Alec and Kent develop a crush on Nina. Inveterate readers will instantly relate to Alec's passion and plight, and Clements (The Map Trap) once again effectively taps into the challenges of middle school social politics and mapping out one's identity. This empathetic coming-of-age journey makes it clear how limiting and pointless labels can be, and that both books and real life have quite a bit to offer. Ages 8-12. Agent: Amy Berkower, Writers House. (Aug.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Books and reading Fiction
Clubs Fiction
Bullying Fiction
Schools Fiction
Books and reading Juvenile fiction
Clubs Juvenile fiction
Bullying Juvenile fiction
Schools Juvenile fiction
Juvenile Literature
Juvenile Fiction
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group2017
Edition First edition.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Participants/Performers Chris Gebauer.
Christopher Gebauer.
Audience 860L
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: OverDrive Listen
Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Requires OverDrive app 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
Description 1 audio file : digital
ISBN 9781524782443
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