Homeschooled by his hippie grandmother, Capricorn (Cap) Anderson has never watched television, tasted a pizza, or even heard of a wedgie. But when his grandmother lands in the hospital, Cap is forced to move in with a school counselor and attend the local middle school. While Cap knows a lot about tie-dyeing and Zen Buddhism, no education could prepare him for the politics of public school.
This is definitely toward the top of my list of favorite Gordon Korman books. It’s a great high concept plotline with some fun twists. It gets across a great “let’s all get along message” without being too corny or on-the-nose.