📖 49% done reading A Semester in the Life of a Garbage Bag by Gordon Korman

📖 49% done reading A Semester in the Life of a Garbage Bag by Gordon Korman

The age bracket of these sophomores/juniors in high school seems a bit older than some of Korman’s other books and characters, but is interestingly sophisticated. I wasn’t sure I was going to like it as much, but it’s starting to grow on me. Their fudging on the poetry assignment is becoming increasingly entertaining. I can feel the proverbial pot beginning to boil the frogs and can’t wait to see when they jump out of the soup.

📖 38% done reading A Semester in the Life of a Garbage Bag by Gordon Korman

📖 38% done reading A Semester in the Life of a Garbage Bag by Gordon Korman

Not quite as sharp as most of Korman’s other plots, but also in a slightly different area and still interesting.

Brief review of This Can’t Be Happening at MacDonald Hall! by Gordon Korman

Brief review of This Can’t Be Happening at MacDonald Hall! by Gordon Korman (Scholastic, November 25, 2014)

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** spoiler alert **

Knowing that this was his first book and written when he was still a very young teenager, I didn’t expect a whole lot from Korman. Given that I’ve enjoyed so many of his other books, I should have held him to much higher standards as he always seems to be able to deliver!

The balloon arriving at the school was a bit deus-ex-machina, but it played out so well both plot-wise and even comedic-ly–even tying in the flag incident at the start of the story–that who could fault him?

📖 Read pages 93-144 of 144 of This Can’t Be Happening at MacDonald Hall! by Gordon Korman

📖 Read pages 93-144 and finished This Can’t Be Happening at MacDonald Hall! by Gordon Korman (Scholastic, November 25, 2014)

📖 Read pages 36-93 of 144 of This Can’t Be Happening at MacDonald Hall! by Gordon Korman

📖 Read pages 36-93 of 144 of This Can’t Be Happening at MacDonald Hall! by Gordon Korman (Scholastic, November 25, 2014)

📖 Read pages 1-36 of 144 of This Can’t Be Happening at MacDonald Hall! by Gordon Korman

📖 Read pages 1-36 of 144 of This Can’t Be Happening at MacDonald Hall! by Gordon Korman (Scholastic, November 25, 2014)

📖 Read pages 49-198 to finish Something Fishy at MacDonald Hall by Gordon Korman

📖 Read pages 49-198 to finish Something Fishy at Macdonald Hall by Gordon Korman

The Fish has to be one of the best and funniest characters. Korman is brilliant at character, structure, and overall story. How can you not love his work?!

I’ve just noticed that this is the seventh in a long series, so I’ve obviously got some catching up to do. I’m curious if anyone has purchased the rights? This would make a great television series, particularly if they’re all full of as much heart and fun as this one.

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Book cover of Something Fishy at Macdonald Hall by Gordon Korman

📖 Read pages 77-121 of 215 of Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry

📖 Read pages 77-121 of Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry

Things have been growing nicely and generally organically, but the plant of the baby crying followed by the “let’s go explore downstairs” seems a bit too incredulous to me.