Thursday, April 30, 2009

Schooled by Gordon Korman

Capricorn Anderson is a homeschool boy who lived on an isolated community with only his Grandmother, Rain for his whole life. His parents are dead and the rest of the people from the isolated 60's community have left a long time ago. When Rain falls out of a tree and breaks her hip and he has to spend some weeks in a regular school in the regular modern world, what will he do?

This is the kinda book that you can't really be neutral. You have to be sorta you like it, or you hate it. I would rate it 2 out of 5 stars... Everyone seems to like this book and I have to say that as much as I don't like giving bad opinions about books- this one was... Well it had it's strong points, like it was cool how you got to experience almost every person in the books point of view, and the developement of the characters was kind of fun, but other then that in my opinion it was unrealistic, kind of... I don't know. It'd be like I'm reading the book and the character says that they'll never do something and then next page they don't acknowledge it. The other thing is that peoples personalities change just like that without anything that would make it make sense. Some characters disapear for extended amounts of time and then just re-appear!

On a side note. I and the others in this blog are homeschooled. I wanted to tell you viewers incase you didn't know, I've never even heard of a homeschooler that was 'on an isolated farm' with a homeschooler that hadn't even ever tasted pizza, been to a dance, watched tv, didn't have a phone, and didn't use really any modern technology (cell phone, computer, ipod?). I'm just saying this because some people take Capricorn Anderson and some other characters as what Homeschoolers are really like. *gets off of soap box*
Anyway, Peace guys, -Cat

2 comments:

Angela said...

yeah. and we are totally socialized.

Cat said...

We are! :)
If we're so 'unsocialized' how would I have met you guys anyway, lol. :P