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Aug 24 2011

The loser list by H.N. Kowitt

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Scholastic, 2011. ISBN 978 0 545 24004 8.
(Age 10 years+) The Loser List is an insight into the lives of 12 year old kids and the ups and downs of fitting in at school. It is told from Danny's point of view, the kid who generally walks to the beat of his own drum, until his name gets put on the 'Loser List' in the girl's toilet (of all places). Danny tries to remove his name but is caught. Through a trip to detention, he meets Axl, the school bully, and before long others are seeing him differently. Unfortunately, while some good things happen, Danny is unknowingly involved in a theft!
The Loser List is a comical story of when to do the right thing, being accepted by your peers and accepting yourself.  Will Danny officially join Axl's gang to be popular? Will Logan ever forgive him? Will he get his best friend back? Readers 10 years+ will enjoy the fast-paced novel with easy to read text and cartoon illustrations. It will appeal to readers who have enjoyed the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.
Kylie Kempster

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