Slacker

Slacker

Book - 2016
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When eighth-grader Cameron Boxer creates the Positive Action Group at school he intends it as a diversion to fool his parents, teachers, and sister into letting him continue to concentrate on his video-gaming--but before he knows it other kids are taking it seriously, and soon he finds himself president of the P.A.G., and involved in community service, so the boy who never cared about anything is now the center of everything, whether he likes it or not.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780545823159
0545823153
Branch Call Number: FICTION Kor
Characteristics: 230 pages ; 22 cm

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yayapi
Jul 05, 2017

Is there really a game called Rule The World?

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AQA4
Apr 22, 2017

I LOVED the book! it was fun to see Camryn struggle to get hiss way. please if you are consitering reading this book then don't stand back and read it!!!!!!!! :-) . the book was good but some of it didnot make sense. Gordon korman is a grate author and I am reading a book called Restart right now and it is AMAZING. hope you love slacker as much as I did.

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joywolf83
Aug 09, 2016

Aw. Dont take it too seriously and this is a good book. Expert slacker video gamer makes up a club. And dontcha know, everyone wants to join! His change of heart is a bit sudden. But satisfying conclusion so it works.

0Charlie Jul 06, 2016

I always enjoy Gordon Korman books. It is fun watching the main character in this work wiggle and squirm his way through ever more complicated blockades to his desire for endless "gaming". It is also interesting to hear the story from other characters' viewpoints as each chapter is narrated by a different voice. Always a neat satisfying conclusion. Recommended.

ChristchurchLib Jun 23, 2016

Trying to cruise through school doing as little work as possible, an unmotivated boy gets his comeuppance when a community service project escalates into an all-out battle with an extracurricular activity-obsessed, mean-spirited girl.

devorah1231 Jun 09, 2016

This is classic Gordan Korman... funny, touching sometimes, similar characters.... Good but not fantastic.

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Apr 22, 2017

AQA4 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 16

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cmlibrary_jcurrie Sep 14, 2016

Cameron Boxer is a real slacker. He loves to play video games and hang out with his friends. He doesn’t do his homework or any other school activities. Life as he knows it all comes to an abrupt halt when he almost burns the house down. Cameron was playing video games and forgot about the baked ziti that his mom left in the oven for him. The kitchen caught on fire and Cameron didn’t even know the fire was burning until the firemen broke down the door to rescue him. Now his parents are beyond angry and have grounded Cameron. They have taken away his video game privileges and given him some ultimatums about homework and volunteering. Cameron, always the slacker, will find a way to get his old life back.

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