Schooled: Gordon Korman: 9781423105169: Amazon.com: Books

logo

Create a List

List Name





Rename this List




Rename this list

List Name


Delete from selected List


Save to


Grades

Save to:

Delete from selected List



Create a list







The Teacher Store Cart
view wishlist

Total:

The Teacher Store Cart

Book - Schooled by Gordon Korman

Schooled

By

Gordon Korman


Grades

6-8, 

9-12

V


Genre

Fiction

Resources for this book





LIST PRICE
$6.95

 

YOU SAVE
$1.74


SALE PRICE

$5.21

Paperback Book

  • Paperback Book


QTY

1

+







OUT OF STOCK

IN THE TEACHER STORE





More Books About

Changes and New Experiences

Confidence and Self-Esteem

Fitting In

Foster Care

Grandparents and Grandchildren

Middle School

Social Skills


Other Books You Might Like

Susan Cheyney

GRADES: 1-2

          About Us


                • HOT OFF THE PRESS
                • SERIES
                • NOVELS
                • TEEN
                • CLASSICS
                • ABOUT GORDON KORMAN
                • GORDON ANSWERS THE TOP TEN QUESTIONS KIDS ASK
                • VIDEO
                • PICTURES
                • SHORT FICTION
                • AUTHOR VISITS INFO
                • TRAVEL SCHEDULE

            SCHOOLED

            Schooled Capricorn Anderson has never watched television. He’s never tasted pizza. Never heard of a wedgie. Since he was a little boy, his only experience has been living on a farm commune and being home-schooled by his hippie grandmother, Rain. But when Rain in unexpectedly hospitalized, Cap has to move in with a guidance counselor and attend the local middle school. He knows a lot about the Beatles, tie-dying, and Zen Buddism, nothing could prepare him for the dog-eat-dog world of C Average Middle School.

            ORDER NOW

            Amazon         Barnes and Noble

            Indigo         IndieBound

            image001

            • HOME
            • THE BOOKS
            • GORDON’S BLOG
            • READER’S FORUM
            • MORE RESOURCES
            • AUTHOR VISITS
            • CONTACT
            • FACEBOOK
            • INSTAGRAM

            Copyright © 2013 Gordon Korman. All Rights Reserved • Website by Jeffrey Korn Creative

            Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
            Start by marking “Schooled” as Want to Read:

            Schooled
            Other editions

            Enlarge cover
            1025250

            Rate this book
            Clear rating
            1 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars

            Open Preview

            See a Problem?

            We’d love your help.
            Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of
            Schooled by Gordon Korman.

            Thanks for telling us about the problem.

            Not the book you’re looking for?

            Preview — Schooled
            by Gordon Korman

            Schooled

            by



            3.82

             · 
            Rating details  · 


            23,792
            ratings
             · 


            2,645
            reviews

            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
            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.
            …more

            Get A Copy

            • Kindle Store
            • Amazon
            • Stores ▾

              Audible
              Barnes & Noble
              Kobo
              Apple Books
              Google Play
              Abebooks
              Book Depository
              Indigo
              Alibris
              Better World Books
              IndieBound
            • Libraries

            Or buy for

            Hardcover, 224 pages
            Published
            September 1st 2007
            by Hyperion Books for Children


            (first published February 29th 2000)

            More Details…

            Original Title
            Schooled

            ISBN
            0786856920
            (ISBN13: 9780786856923)

            Edition Language
            English

            Literary Awards
            CLA Book of the Year for Children Award Nominee (2008) , South Carolina Book Award for Junior Book (2010) , Grand Canyon Reader Award for Tween Book (2010) , Flicker Tale Children’s Book Award for Juvenile (2011) , Rhode Island Teen Book Award Nominee (2010)
            …more

            Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award Nominee (2009) , Iowa Children’s Choice Award Nominee (2012) , Snow Willow Award (2008) , Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award Nominee (2011)
            …less

            • Schooled
            • Schooled (Single Title (One-Off))
            • Schooled
            • Schooled
            • 111x148
            All Editions

            |

            Add a New Edition


            |

            Combine

            …Less Detail

            edit details

            Friend Reviews


            To see what your friends thought of this book,
            please sign up.

            Reader Q&A

            To ask other readers questions about
            Schooled ,
            please sign up .
            Popular Answered Questions
            what is the solution to the conflict of schooled?
            • 3 years ago

            Samantha 4-7

            This answer contains spoilers…

            (view spoiler) [Cap spends the School’s entire Student activity fund by donating it to charity and has others plan the Halloween dance for him. (hide spoiler) ]

            flag
              Is this book similar to Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli?
              • 2 years ago

              Ethan W


              and it not girly
              flag
                See all 17 questions about Schooled…

                Lists with This Book

                The Fault in Our Stars by John Green The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins Looking for Alaska by John Green Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

                Best Young Adult Realistic Novels

                2,078 books

                11,707 voters

                Looking for Alaska by John Green Paper Towns by John Green Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

                Reading Rants! Boy Meets Book

                128 books

                53 voters





                More lists with this book…

                Community Reviews


                Showing 1-30


                Rating details

                Sort: Default
                |
                Filter
                Tami Lowe

                Apr 10, 2008

                rated it
                it was amazing

                Recommends it for:
                parents, teens

                I loved this book! This boy, Cap (short for Capricorn) has all the perfect ideals we all think we have, but really don’t, and he remains true to himself despite being the weirdest and most tortured kid in school. It’s dramatic, and unrealistic, but has kind of awakened the hippie in me! I think I’ll tye-dye shirts this week with the kids…

                flag

                30 likes  ·  Like
                 ·  see review

                Lea

                Nov 06, 2009

                rated it
                did not like it

                Shelves:
                epic-fails ,
                stand-alones

                Ok, first off I’m a home schooled, so I was immediately mistrustful of this book. But Gordon Korman is one of favorite authors, so I gave it a try. It was insulting. It played off of every stereotype of homeschoolers! That we’re social misfits who don’t know anything and are really freaks who need to conform to the social standards and just go to school. Excuse me?
                The main character of the book is Cap, who is a hippy who’s been raised on a farm, homeschooled by his grandma, and has never watched

                Ok, first off I’m a home schooled, so I was immediately mistrustful of this book. But Gordon Korman is one of favorite authors, so I gave it a try. It was insulting. It played off of every stereotype of homeschoolers! That we’re social misfits who don’t know anything and are really freaks who need to conform to the social standards and just go to school. Excuse me?
                The main character of the book is Cap, who is a hippy who’s been raised on a farm, homeschooled by his grandma, and has never watched TV or eaten pizza. An accident throws him into the public school system and he is ridiculed for his odd habits including Yoga and hand-made clothes. Slowly but surely Cap is transformed (mostly due to the power of bullying) into a “normal” kid who goes to school and is popular with everyone because of his amazing talents.
                My personal dislike aside, this book was OK, I suppose, and it had it’s funny moments. Gordon Korman is a great writer, but he’s wasting his talent writing these kind of books.

                …more

                flag

                17 likes  ·  Like
                 ·  see review

                Kathryn

                Jan 20, 2012

                rated it
                it was amazing

                Recommended to Kathryn by:
                Tyler
                Shelves:
                middle-grade

                4.5 STARS

                I probably would never have picked this book up on my own. I have a bit of trepidation with books about homeschool–so far, I haven’t been that comfortable with how homeschoolers are portrayed in various forms of media–and this one, with thirteen year old Capricorn Anderson being raised alone in a farm commune by his hippie grandmother, Rain, sounded like another book about some off-the-wall family that didn’t represent at all what homeschool is like for most of us. But, my husband rea
                4.5 STARS

                I probably would never have picked this book up on my own. I have a bit of trepidation with books about homeschool–so far, I haven’t been that comfortable with how homeschoolers are portrayed in various forms of media–and this one, with thirteen year old Capricorn Anderson being raised alone in a farm commune by his hippie grandmother, Rain, sounded like another book about some off-the-wall family that didn’t represent at all what homeschool is like for most of us. But, my husband really liked the book and suggested I read it. So, I did.

                I have to say, I ended up really liking it. It was fast-paced and all the characters seemed believable and vivid. The book is comprised of short segments from the perspective of various characters, from Cap himself to Mrs Donnelley, social worker who takes him in after Rain has to go to rehab from hip surgery (and who grew up on the commune herself until her parents decided they wanted a different life for their family); to some of the kids Cap meets when he starts 8th grade–Hugh, who was the bottom of the bottom until Cap became a bigger target; Zack, leader of the cool kids who gets Cap elected as 8th grade president just so everyone can make even more fun of him; Naomi, who likes Zack but starts to be won over by Cap’s kindness and maturity in the face of cruel enmity. I devoured the book in an afternoon! At times I felt that Cap was a bit too naive about a few things, but overall it worked okay.

                I appreciate that the book doesn’t give easy answers, and that the characters all have complex thoughts and emotions. It’s easy to see how much the middle school kids do, not based on their own convictions or sense of morality, but as some way to keep their heads above water in the cruel shark-tank they face Monday through Friday. It may not be right, yet they see it as survival, but the weird thing is that they are fighting amongst themselves (and, it could be argued, against the greater institute / adults that put them there) and perhaps it just takes someone from the outside to help them see it doesn’t have to be that way. Cap is that person. Everything Rain taught him, all the hippie ideals of non-violence and “all you need is love”, help him get through the bullying he experiences initially (if he even realizes it is bullying) and even attract some genuine friends.

                I won’t say more and spoil the story. As for the homeschool aspect, I do think Rain’s methods are portrayed as unorthodox and not meant to reflect homeschoolers as a whole. It is interesting that we never get Rain’s perspective, she is not one of the story’s narrators. While certainly there are things to censure about raising a child so isolated from the rest of humanity, there is also much to admire about the way Rain raised Cap. He is a kind, gentle soul; he is thoughtful and selfless; he is in the top five percentile academically (they do have him take the standardized tests every year). Perhaps best of all, and what most homeschool parents would say is a primary goal in their decision to educate their children at home, is that Cap knows himself. And he stays true to himself, even when he faces a wider, and often hostile, world. And, while he may not be “social” in the same way that the middle school kids are, his brand of interacting with humanity is certainly much more effective.

                I think the ending works well, allowing the characters to stay true to themselves without making the real world into a complete fantasy world. I do wonder if the transformation of the middle school kids was a bit idealized, but I liked the message. And while I had a difficult time identifying with a few of Cap’s and Rain’s struggles and decisions in the end, I can appreciate them and respect them. I also don’t think the book fully condones or condemns either Rain’s approach to education or that of public school, which, I think, makes this book appealing to a broader spectrum of readers.
                …more

                flag

                15 likes  ·  Like
                 ·  see review

                Vanessa

                Jan 14, 2009

                rated it
                it was amazing

                 · 
                review of another edition


                This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it,
                click here.

                For my December book project, I chose the book, schooled, from a list of a variety of different books. I had absolutely no idea what the book was about until I actually got it, and it turned out a whole lot better than I thought it would be. Schooled is basically about a thirteen-year-old hippie who goes to a public school for the first time after being home-schooled by his grandmother until she’s sent to the hospital due to a bad fall. But, when Capricorn Anderson(Cap) joins the new school, al
                For my December book project, I chose the book, schooled, from a list of a variety of different books. I had absolutely no idea what the book was about until I actually got it, and it turned out a whole lot better than I thought it would be. Schooled is basically about a thirteen-year-old hippie who goes to a public school for the first time after being home-schooled by his grandmother until she’s sent to the hospital due to a bad fall. But, when Capricorn Anderson(Cap) joins the new school, almost everyone there torments him and tries to break him so that he’ll stop being SO nice. But, that all stops once everyone realizes that Cap is a much better person than the rest of them. So, everyone else begins to appreciate Cap as they try to become more like him.
                I’ve learned from this book that you really learn more about yourself through people around you that you’d least expect to learn from. After reading about Capricorn Anderson, I thought to myself that I should act more like him instead of being so stubborn.
                I suggest that you read this book because it will probably have a big impact on your life as it did on mine.

                …more

                flag

                10 likes  ·  Like
                 ·  see review

                Alice Cai

                Aug 24, 2018

                rated it
                did not like it

                Shelves:
                1-star

                1*
                Literally the stupidest douchiest characters I’ve ever read. All these people deserve to die. I remembered this book from my middle school library and I wanted to remember what the plot was. The story is depressing and stupid at the same time. I feel so horrible after reading this. It’s so repulsive.

                So the theme is that this kid Cap has been raised alone by his grandma for 13 years in this cult-like society secluded from civilization. Well it’s not really a cult anymore because it’s just Cap a
                1*
                Literally the stupidest douchiest characters I’ve ever read. All these people deserve to die. I remembered this book from my middle school library and I wanted to remember what the plot was. The story is depressing and stupid at the same time. I feel so horrible after reading this. It’s so repulsive.

                So the theme is that this kid Cap has been raised alone by his grandma for 13 years in this cult-like society secluded from civilization. Well it’s not really a cult anymore because it’s just Cap and his grandma living as mentioned in the story “in the 60s”.

                So stuff happens and Cap goes to middle school and enter society for the first time. So almost every character is an idiot, a stereotype, and an asshole all at the same time. In addition the story isn’t even enjoyable because Cap continuously gets bullied throughout the whole story so it’s depressing as hell.

                Cap isn’t effected by the bullying by the way because of how he’s raised. That’s where I think the message of this story is horrible too. So while Cap goes to school he’s living with this social worker lady who grew up in Cap’s grandma’s cult as a child. She mentioned that she had a hard time adjusting after getting out. So she definitely knows Cap’s situation is horrible.

                It’s strange because this story is mostly about how weird Cap is from his grandma’s values and lifestyle, but these values are also why he is an amazing, nice person? Another thing is that Cap is getting taken away from the school at some point and being secluded from society again with just his grandmother and the social worker lady doesn’t even try to stop it. I thought that was the point of her character with her understanding his whole background.

                If you are thinking wow this cult thing sounds interesting and are going to read this well stop right there because it’s only like 5% of the story is mostly just the idiots and the bullying stuff the other 95% of the way. With the grandmother cult thing she literally just ended all the cult stuff at the end to make Cap happy and that was it.

                This book is boring too. I skimmed like half of it. I got the whole gist of it though. Bullying, stupid people, assholes, being weird and nice is great but it comes from being forcefully secluded from society your whole life.
                …more

                flag

                6 likes  ·  Like
                 ·  see review

                Hanah

                Jan 28, 2015

                rated it
                it was amazing

                Shelves:
                children-s-chapter-books ,
                homeschooled-characters

                I loved this book even though it wasn’t what I was looking for.

                I was looking for books with realistically-written modern homeschooled characters, and this one was recommended to me. Unfortunately, Capricorn Anderson is not a realistic modern homeschooler at all. This book takes the stereotype of homeschoolers as weirdo hippies and puts it on steroids. This kid has grown up on an abandoned commune with only his grandmother and no friends his own age at all, and he understands nothing about the mo
                I loved this book even though it wasn’t what I was looking for.

                I was looking for books with realistically-written modern homeschooled characters, and this one was recommended to me. Unfortunately, Capricorn Anderson is not a realistic modern homeschooler at all. This book takes the stereotype of homeschoolers as weirdo hippies and puts it on steroids. This kid has grown up on an abandoned commune with only his grandmother and no friends his own age at all, and he understands nothing about the modern world. It’s not any kind of realistic representation of homeschooling today. So, don’t read it for that.

                But the book — and Cap as a character — is fantastic! The point of the book is to look at middle school through the eyes of a complete outsider who understands absolutely nothing about the social situations there. It’s one of those stories where you drop in an alien and realize that so many of the things we do make no sense at all. Cap’s background is what it is because that allows him to illuminate all the things that are messed up and cruel about your standard American middle school.

                The story is fantastic and the different characters’ POV’s are spot-on. I enjoyed this all the way through. Excellent book.
                …more

                flag

                6 likes  ·  Like
                 ·  see review

                Boyd

                Aug 03, 2008

                rated it
                really liked it

                Shelves:
                youngadulthighinterest

                This is one of the more enjoyable books I’ve read in a while, and it’s one I think Jr. High kids will love. I hope I can sell it to my secondary kids, becaues it’s definitely worth reading and provides a great platform to discuss bullying, cruelty, cliques, and stereotyping. The only problem is that the narrative is centered on younger kids, so they may feel like it’s too immature for them.

                The only disturbing thing I found in the book was its heavy reliance on stereotypes: the cowardly nerd who
                This is one of the more enjoyable books I’ve read in a while, and it’s one I think Jr. High kids will love. I hope I can sell it to my secondary kids, becaues it’s definitely worth reading and provides a great platform to discuss bullying, cruelty, cliques, and stereotyping. The only problem is that the narrative is centered on younger kids, so they may feel like it’s too immature for them.

                The only disturbing thing I found in the book was its heavy reliance on stereotypes: the cowardly nerd who kind of deserves what he gets, the cruel jocks, the wishy-washy socialites, the naieve hippy. Part of the fun, though, is the way Korman plays with those stereotypes. I will say that I got a little choked up at the end, but I don’t want to spoil it by discussing it at length here.


                …more

                flag

                6 likes  ·  Like
                 ·  see review

                Shivantika

                Nov 27, 2018

                rated it
                it was amazing

                So my teacher read this aloud.
                At the beginning, it was kinda boring. Everyone felt like falling asleep. Then, it actually got quite a bit better! Especially when Cap was driving the bus, that’s when the fun started!
                Pretty great, I would definitely reccomend.

                flag

                5 likes  ·  Like
                 ·  see review

                Luke c

                Oct 04, 2011

                rated it
                liked it

                Schooled
                Schooled is a very good book for people that just transferred a new school because of any reason. But just to have a heads up the book starts off with a different person every chapter so you get every ones perspective. This book is about a kid named Capricorn Anderson also known as cap. He lives with his grandma in community for hippies. One day his grandma falls out of a tree and brakes her back, so cap has to go and live with someone else and go to school until his grandma gets well.

                Schooled
                Schooled is a very good book for people that just transferred a new school because of any reason. But just to have a heads up the book starts off with a different person every chapter so you get every ones perspective. This book is about a kid named Capricorn Anderson also known as cap. He lives with his grandma in community for hippies. One day his grandma falls out of a tree and brakes her back, so cap has to go and live with someone else and go to school until his grandma gets well. He goes to live with a family the Donnelly’s, Ms. Donnelly and Sophie. The bookend up with him going to school and being bullied by Sophie and many other people. Then cap was elected school president just so people could make fun of him. Then the book comes out that cap ends up popular and everyone starts to like him and his ways.

                …more

                flag

                5 likes  ·  Like
                 ·  see review

                Kaylin

                Sep 18, 2011

                rated it
                it was amazing

                This was an amazing book about a kid who was stuck in the 80’s and comes to reality when he leaves Garland farm and goes to middle school.

                flag

                5 likes  ·  Like
                 ·  see review

                Aila

                Jun 20, 2016

                rated it
                really liked it

                For some reason I suddenly remembered this book and how much I liked it back in middle school. So, here’s a rating from 2009 Aila. 😛

                flag

                5 likes  ·  Like
                 ·  see review

                CH13_Meghan Schultz

                Feb 19, 2013

                rated it
                it was amazing

                Shelves:
                rll-520-realistic-fiction

                I truly enjoy reading Korman’s books, especially titles such as: “No More Dead Dogs,” “Swindle,” “Son of the Mob,” and “Born to Rock.” “Schooled” was just as excellent and definitely fit the bill of a 5-star Gordon Korman book!

                “Schooled” introduces readers to an extremely sheltered 13-year-old boy, Cap. When the story begins, Cap and his grandmother, Rain, live on an isolated farm commune where they live an alternate lifestyle. Cap is not sent to school, he does not watch TV, and he definitely
                I truly enjoy reading Korman’s books, especially titles such as: “No More Dead Dogs,” “Swindle,” “Son of the Mob,” and “Born to Rock.” “Schooled” was just as excellent and definitely fit the bill of a 5-star Gordon Korman book!

                “Schooled” introduces readers to an extremely sheltered 13-year-old boy, Cap. When the story begins, Cap and his grandmother, Rain, live on an isolated farm commune where they live an alternate lifestyle. Cap is not sent to school, he does not watch TV, and he definitely does not speak on the phone…as they do not have a phone. After Rain falls from a tree while picking plums, she is placed into the hospital and Cap is sent to live with a social worker from the nearby school. Cap’s world is suddenly flipped upside down! As Cap has lived a sheltered life (and wears hemp shoes to his first day of middle school), he is immediately the target of harassment at his new school. Unfortunately for Cap, this harassment is only perpetuated when he is elected class president of his new eighth-grade class–a standing tradition where the eighth-graders elect the weirdest and most nerdiest student to be president. However, to most everyone’s surprise Cap brings the lessons and morals he has learned from the Garland Farm Commune to his new school and everyone has a new lesson to learn!

                I would strongly recommend this book to several of my middle school readers. The use of multiple perspectives allows the reader to visualize the plot, and more specifically the conflict, from several different angles–even allowing readers to better understand unlikeable characters such as the football player. Each character adds a new depth and dimension to Cap’s situation, thus allowing the reader to feel as if they are apart of Cap’s middle school experience–as scary as that is! I think many of my middle school boys–especially those who looking for humor in their reads, would find this book a blast!
                …more

                flag

                4 likes  ·  Like
                 ·  see review

                Domi103

                Mar 25, 2009

                rated it
                it was amazing

                 · 
                review of another edition

                Gordan Korman has brilliantly brought to life an unlikely hero in this book about a young man who enters school for the first time in his life. He has been raised by his grandmother, a leftover hippi with definite ideas about right and wrong, and homeschooled on a ranch in the middle of nowhere. He brings the story to life by engaging opposites characters to throw life into a pendulum of good/bad outcomes. I thought the story was charming, touching and thought-provoking. He is a “stargi…more G
                Gordan Korman has brilliantly brought to life an unlikely hero in this book about a young man who enters school for the first time in his life. He has been raised by his grandmother, a leftover hippi with definite ideas about right and wrong, and homeschooled on a ranch in the middle of nowhere. He brings the story to life by engaging opposites characters to throw life into a pendulum of good/bad outcomes. I thought the story was charming, touching and thought-provoking. He is a “stargi…more Gordan Korman has brilliantly brought to life an unlikely hero in this book about a young man who enters school for the first time in his life. He has been raised by his grandmother, a leftover hippi with definite ideas about right and wrong, and homeschooled on a ranch in the middle of nowhere. He brings the story to life by engaging opposites characters to throw life into a pendulum of good/bad outcomes. I thought the story was charming, touching and thought-provoking. He is a “stargirl” of the male gender!
                …more

                flag

                4 likes  ·  Like
                 ·  see review

                Michelle

                Mar 23, 2008

                rated it
                it was amazing

                Recommends it for:
                ages ten and up
                Shelves:
                2008 ,
                kids-lit ,
                young-adult ,
                male-characters ,
                realistic

                Capricorn has had a sheltered childhood growing up on an isolated old farm commune with his hippie grandmother. When she is injured and cannot care for him for two months he is forced to enter the real world and attend middle school in town. At first all the kids treat “Cap” terribly because he is so different. He is easily confused by the strange, foreign environment of middle school! His innocent, kind and peace-loving nature help him to acclimate and eventually even win the kids over. It was
                Capricorn has had a sheltered childhood growing up on an isolated old farm commune with his hippie grandmother. When she is injured and cannot care for him for two months he is forced to enter the real world and attend middle school in town. At first all the kids treat “Cap” terribly because he is so different. He is easily confused by the strange, foreign environment of middle school! His innocent, kind and peace-loving nature help him to acclimate and eventually even win the kids over. It was interesting to follow the story from the different points of view of various people telling the story: Cap; the social worker he lives with temporarily; her pretty high-school aged daughter who at first hates Cap; the most popular jock at school; the most unpopular nerd; a popular girl; and the principal. I really enjoyed the different personalities and how they grew, particularly Cap. A fun book!
                …more

                flag

                4 likes  ·  Like
                 ·  see review

                Jonathan Da-silva

                Oct 17, 2013

                rated it
                really liked it

                No matter where your from,or who you are,always stay true to yourself. People will like you for who you are on the inside. Schooled is a book about a teenage boy named Capricorn Anderson who doesn’t know very much about the outside world. He lives with his grandmother hundreds of miles away from the nearest city! But when his granny has a little mishap and he has to live in the city and go to a local public school,he is gonna have to face the real world and the new things from it. How will he la
                No matter where your from,or who you are,always stay true to yourself. People will like you for who you are on the inside. Schooled is a book about a teenage boy named Capricorn Anderson who doesn’t know very much about the outside world. He lives with his grandmother hundreds of miles away from the nearest city! But when his granny has a little mishap and he has to live in the city and go to a local public school,he is gonna have to face the real world and the new things from it. How will he last? You have to read the book to find out.

                I liked this book because I like how one person who didn’t know anything about the outside world,made a difference in the school. To me he seemed like a undercover hero,someone who is doing the right thing without knowing it. I would recommend this book for any age because it can all teach us a lesson to be yourself. I can’t wait until the next part of the series!!
                …more

                flag

                5 likes  ·  Like
                 ·  see review

                Shannah Abringe

                Apr 18, 2011

                added it

                This has been one interesting book to read. Its very unique. I love how each chapter someone speaks whats on their mind, not just one person saying the whole book. Although it kept me confused at times but overall it was a pretty good book. Capri Anderson has been homeschooled ever since he was 13 until his grandma Rain falls out the tree. He is currently staying with Mrs. Donelly and her daughter Sophie. He has never been to a public school so it might be a little awkward for him. Now he has en
                This has been one interesting book to read. Its very unique. I love how each chapter someone speaks whats on their mind, not just one person saying the whole book. Although it kept me confused at times but overall it was a pretty good book. Capri Anderson has been homeschooled ever since he was 13 until his grandma Rain falls out the tree. He is currently staying with Mrs. Donelly and her daughter Sophie. He has never been to a public school so it might be a little awkward for him. Now he has entered the school of Claverage Middle school with him not knowing anyone at all. Strange things seem to hit him a couple times. Kids seem to pick on him and make him the target of everything. But once it comes to the Halloween dance. Students quit joking on him.
                …more

                flag

                4 likes  ·  Like
                 ·  see review

                Jessica

                May 18, 2009

                rated it
                it was amazing

                Shelves:
                youngadult

                I love Gordon Korman. This book is a true, extreme fish-out-of-water tale of Capricorn Anderson, raised on a commune by his hippie grandmother, where he is homeschooled and, really, indoctrinated. When Rain (his grandmother) is injured, Cap spends six weeks at a publich middle school, where he is immediately elected class president– a dubious honor always given to the biggest loser. But as Cap, who has never used a phone or handled money before in his life, struggles to learn the ropes, the peo
                I love Gordon Korman. This book is a true, extreme fish-out-of-water tale of Capricorn Anderson, raised on a commune by his hippie grandmother, where he is homeschooled and, really, indoctrinated. When Rain (his grandmother) is injured, Cap spends six weeks at a publich middle school, where he is immediately elected class president– a dubious honor always given to the biggest loser. But as Cap, who has never used a phone or handled money before in his life, struggles to learn the ropes, the people around him start appreciating his Zenlike calm and innocent outlook on life.
                …more

                flag

                4 likes  ·  Like
                 ·  see review

                Venkat Satya

                Feb 20, 2014

                rated it
                it was amazing

                I love this book! it is an awesome book about a hippie named Capricorn(or Cap) who is homeschooled by his grandma, Rain.It has self love, respect for self and other, family values, thinking of others, looking deeper than the surface, and never giving up.I had never read any of Gordon Korman’s books until now, and I look forward to some more excellent and creative works that reflect how people effect each other. This book will appeal to both boys and girls, I think.Great book!

                flag

                4 likes  ·  Like
                 ·  see review

                Jaymie

                May 03, 2018

                rated it
                really liked it

                Shelves:
                school-book-group

                Read this with the 6th grade book group. I really enjoyed it and instead of breaking it up into 4 separate weeks to discuss just read in the first sitting. Shhh!!!

                flag

                4 likes  ·  Like
                 ·  see review

                Sheila Beaumont

                Dec 02, 2017

                rated it
                it was amazing

                 · 
                review of another edition

                Shelves:
                kids-middle-grade ,
                school-stories

                Capricorn Anderson has been homeschooled by his hippie grandmother, Rain, who seems to still be living back in the ’60s, on a commune whose population has dwindled down to just the two of them. When Rain is injured, Cap must attend a public middle school, but he is not remotely prepared for life in the 21st century, as he has never seen a TV or a cell phone. In fact, there is no telephone at all on the commune. And he has never handled money.

                Cap is definitely a fish out of water in a hostile env
                Capricorn Anderson has been homeschooled by his hippie grandmother, Rain, who seems to still be living back in the ’60s, on a commune whose population has dwindled down to just the two of them. When Rain is injured, Cap must attend a public middle school, but he is not remotely prepared for life in the 21st century, as he has never seen a TV or a cell phone. In fact, there is no telephone at all on the commune. And he has never handled money.

                Cap is definitely a fish out of water in a hostile environment at first, but eventually the other kids come to appreciate his Zenlike calm, honesty, and refreshing outlook. I don’t want to give away the ending, so I’ll just say I found it totally satisfying.
                …more

                flag

                3 likes  ·  Like
                 ·  see review

                LibraryCin

                Apr 02, 2017

                rated it
                really liked it

                Shelves:
                bullying ,
                young-adult ,
                canadian-fiction ,
                teenagers ,
                boys ,
                middle-school ,
                hippies ,
                misfits

                Capricorn has been raised on a commune, by his grandmother, Rain. He has no experience in the “real world”, but when Rain is injured and needs time to heal, Cap is taken in by a social worker and has to go to the local middle school. Cap, the new kid, is nothing like anyone’s ever seen before… this weird hippie kid, who doesn’t understand the first thing about middle school or kids his own age. Because of this, he’s an easy target to pick on.

                This was really good. Meant for a younger audience, it
                Capricorn has been raised on a commune, by his grandmother, Rain. He has no experience in the “real world”, but when Rain is injured and needs time to heal, Cap is taken in by a social worker and has to go to the local middle school. Cap, the new kid, is nothing like anyone’s ever seen before… this weird hippie kid, who doesn’t understand the first thing about middle school or kids his own age. Because of this, he’s an easy target to pick on.

                This was really good. Meant for a younger audience, it’s pretty simple and quick to read, but a good story. I have mixed feelings about the end of the book, but overall, I really enjoyed it.
                …more

                flag

                3 likes  ·  Like
                 ·  see review

                Elise (TheBookishActress)

                Sep 11, 2016

                rated it
                really liked it

                Shelves:
                genre-mg-childrens ,
                read-2015 ,
                faves-of-2015-etc ,
                4-star

                This is one of the funniest, most heartfelt books I have ever read, and I read it at age ten.

                Schooled follows a boy named Cap who moves from his peaceful life as a hippie to public school.

                I loved the life lessons presented here. This is a book about being yourself despite the thoughts of those around you. It’s a book about how many people will like you if you act like yourself, but not necessarilly all. It’s a book about the good in people.

                The multiple points of view really helped this book.
                This is one of the funniest, most heartfelt books I have ever read, and I read it at age ten.

                Schooled follows a boy named Cap who moves from his peaceful life as a hippie to public school.

                I loved the life lessons presented here. This is a book about being yourself despite the thoughts of those around you. It’s a book about how many people will like you if you act like yourself, but not necessarilly all. It’s a book about the good in people.

                The multiple points of view really helped this book. Cap’s sister is especially fun to read about; she’s a bit of a jerk, but she’s lovable in her own way.

                Not only is this a heartwarming story, it’s also hilarious. It’s a situational comedy that really kept me laughing.

                “Come on, who saw what happened?”
                “I did,” I volenteered.
                “Well?”
                “Buttwipe wanted to know what jerkface was looking at.” I turned turned eyes on the bloody and dirt-smeared brawlers. “You were barely 3-inches apart. Couldn’t you see that you were both looking at each other?”
                The teacher’s face reddened. “Who do you think you are? Jerry Seinfeld?”
                “You must be confused with another student,” I told him. “My name is Capricorn Anderson.”

                Absolutely recommended for preteens, but I’m sure pretty much everyone could enjoy this. It’s just a lot of fun.
                …more

                flag

                3 likes  ·  Like
                 ·  see review

                Olivia

                Mar 17, 2011

                rated it
                it was amazing

                Shelves:
                favorites


                This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it,
                click here.

                This book was one of the best Gordon Korman books I’ve read.
                Cap becomes a celebrity in the school, and becomes more popular than Zach Powers. Zach was a really popular guy until Cap became a celebrity. Zach wanted to overthrow Cap, so he gets a nerd who doesn’t like Cap to put him in an arch rival’s jersey, for football. The team tackles him and Cap gets hurt. Also, one of Zach’s best friends, Darryl, punches Zach because he figures out that he tried to hurt Cap. Cap gets in the way because h

                This book was one of the best Gordon Korman books I’ve read.
                Cap becomes a celebrity in the school, and becomes more popular than Zach Powers. Zach was a really popular guy until Cap became a celebrity. Zach wanted to overthrow Cap, so he gets a nerd who doesn’t like Cap to put him in an arch rival’s jersey, for football. The team tackles him and Cap gets hurt. Also, one of Zach’s best friends, Darryl, punches Zach because he figures out that he tried to hurt Cap. Cap gets in the way because he doesn’t like physical violence, but gets punched in the face accidentally by Darryl. Everyone thinks Cap died because he doesn’t come back to school for awhile. He actually moved back to where he used to live has a hippie. He comes back to say goodbye to everyone, and walks in on a candle-light vigil to honor Cap. His goal at the beginning of the year was to learn everybody’s name, and he does! He says goodbye to each person personally instead of saying “Goodbye everyone!” In the end, he moves into the “Real World” and goes to Claverage Middle School, the school he went to when Rain was hurt!

                …more

                flag

                3 likes  ·  Like
                 ·  see review

                Susanna

                Sep 16, 2015

                rated it
                it was amazing

                Capricorn Anderson was a homeschooled hippie teenager living with his grandmother… Until she had to take a long surgery. The result? He would have to go to a public school filled with kids trying to torment him.Of course, on the other hand, Cap Anderson is actually a pretty smart kid… Read this hilarious book filled with friends, bullies, mistakes, and more! Although this book is a tad bit unrealistic, I thoroughly enjoyed it! Personally, I would recommend this book to kids ages ten through
                Capricorn Anderson was a homeschooled hippie teenager living with his grandmother… Until she had to take a long surgery. The result? He would have to go to a public school filled with kids trying to torment him.Of course, on the other hand, Cap Anderson is actually a pretty smart kid… Read this hilarious book filled with friends, bullies, mistakes, and more! Although this book is a tad bit unrealistic, I thoroughly enjoyed it! Personally, I would recommend this book to kids ages ten through twelve. I really loved how Mr. Korman made the main character have a likable personality. Korman also used wonderful strategies to add in humor, excitement, and different POVs!
                …more

                flag

                3 likes  ·  Like
                 ·  see review

                Kathy

                Sep 09, 2012

                rated it
                it was amazing

                Shelves:
                kids-book-club

                A cute and funny story. Really well written. Each chapter is told from different characters’ viewpoints. The main character, Cap (short for Capricorn), has been raised in isolation on a commune with his grandmother, a ’60s hippies. When she breaks her hip and has to go to a hospital for 6 weeks, Cap has to go into foster care and attend public middle school. He is a target for bullies, but he perseveres and becomes the most popular kid at school because of his honesty and unique outlook on life.

                flag

                3 likes  ·  Like
                 ·  see review

                Julie

                Jan 07, 2009

                rated it
                it was amazing

                 · 
                review of another edition

                I liked this book because it was a quick read. I also liked that each chapter came from another character’s perspective. That style brought all of the characters, good and bad, into the reader’s sympathy and perspective.

                flag

                3 likes  ·  Like
                 ·  see review

                Ginger

                Aug 30, 2017

                rated it
                it was amazing

                This was such a cute, heartwarming and funny story! We read it aloud together as a family and we all loved it.

                flag

                2 likes  ·  Like
                 ·  see review

                Suzie

                May 30, 2018

                rated it
                it was amazing

                I’ve been looking for a book like this for almost a year but have come up empty until reading “schooled”. Sweet, innocent and funny- great for the soul.

                flag

                2 likes  ·  Like
                 ·  see review

                Sha

                Jun 18, 2018

                rated it
                it was amazing

                Shelves:
                male-mc ,
                humour

                If you asked me who my favourite author is, I would scramble for hours looking through my bookshelves and wracking my brain trying to pick the author that best represents my book loves. (Just to finally conclude that a favourite author is not possible, no way, no how.)

                But if you asked me which author I look up to, now that is an easy one: Gordon Korman. Korman was born in Quebec (twinsies!) and is thus a #canadianauthor woot woot! Like many book lovers, I had a start as writer and … Korman wro
                If you asked me who my favourite author is, I would scramble for hours looking through my bookshelves and wracking my brain trying to pick the author that best represents my book loves. (Just to finally conclude that a favourite author is not possible, no way, no how.)

                But if you asked me which author I look up to, now that is an easy one: Gordon Korman. Korman was born in Quebec (twinsies!) and is thus a #canadianauthor woot woot! Like many book lovers, I had a start as writer and … Korman wrote his first book when he was twelve? And was published when he was fourteen? And that first book, This Can’t Be Happening at McDonald Hall is cackle-worthy. Korman is my comedy king. If you’re looking for humour, you are hands down in need of some Gordan Korman.

                (He has also written more than 80 books and some have been made into movies which don’t do the books justice of course but they’re still watch-worthy I adore this man okay moving to the review now.)

                Schooled is the story of Capricorn Anderson who is thirteen years old and if you think that means the narrative voice in this book is a bit young and simplified you would be right, but if you think that means this book is not good for older readers, you would be wrong. First of all, Cap spent all thirteen of his years being homeschooled on a commune. He offered interesting perspectives on life (regardless of the narrative voice he offered it in) and the way he interacted with the people around him provides additional comedy if you actually *know* things a thirteen year old would not.

                As an example, I offer you this line:

                I was homeschooled. That was the law. Even on a tiny farm like ours, you had to get an education. No school bus could ever make it up the rutted, snaking dirt road that led to Garland. But transportation wasn’t the only problem. If we’d been serviced by an eight-lane highway, Rain still would have handled my schooling personally. We wanted to avoid the low standards and cultural poisons of a world that had lost its way. (P. 5)

                Am I the only one who truly understands the depths to a comment such as “the low standards and cultural poisons of a world that had lost its way”? No thirteen year old child would be able to laugh at the despair in words like that. But maybe my humour is just a little too dark and that was supposed to be a serious moment. Oh, well.

                The book switches narratives, but I don’t want to say it switches POV. Because the book is really the story of Capricorn, so every time a new character “speaks,” they’re relating their part in Cap’s life. It’s not so much “Capricorn did this” and “Capricorn did that” but more how a piece of their day was affected by Cap. In this way, each narration enters subtly and doesn’t feel choppy.

                The humour in this book is on-point. Cap is completely naive about the modern world, which is where most of the jokes originate. But there’s also the layer of humour that comes from how ignorant the rest of society is to Cap’s world: a life lived away from technology and constant socialization and the emphasis on money.

                Schooled is only 236 pages and it goes by fast. What I really want to say is that the plot is clean. There are no unnecessary plot threads, everything is resolved nicely at the end, all the characters play an important role. When I read humour, this is exactly what I want. I don’t really like to be breaking down existential questions or trying to figure out who is who or wondering why so-and-so did such-and-such when all I want is a laugh.

                Korman does a nice job of getting laughs and still asking a few good questions about society in Schooled. I highly recommend!

                Join me on my book journey!

                BannerFans.com
                BannerFans.com
                BannerFans.com
                BannerFans.com
                …more

                flag

                2 likes  ·  Like
                 ·  see review

                Frida S

                Mar 19, 2015

                rated it
                really liked it

                Schooled by Gordon Korman is about a 13 year old boy who knows nothing about the outside world. Capricorn Anderson, or better known as Cap, was raised his whole life at Garland Farms because his parents had died when he was little and he needed to live forevermore with his grandmother. There had been more people at Garland, but they had all left after a while and now it was just Rain his grandmother and Cap. They were getting along just fine until Rain fell out of a tree while picking plums a
                ¨ Schooled¨ by Gordon Korman is about a 13 year old boy who knows nothing about the outside world. Capricorn Anderson, or better known as Cap, was raised his whole life at Garland Farms because his parents had died when he was little and he needed to live forevermore with his grandmother. There had been more people at Garland, but they had all left after a while and now it was just Rain his grandmother and Cap. They were getting along just fine until Rain fell out of a tree while picking plums and broke her hip. Cap had been taught at a young age how to drive, and so he drove her to the hospital, but the problem was he needed to be sent somewhere to be taken care of while Rain ¨recovered¨. Which meant he had to go to a real school with other people. Let’s just hope he survives the first week.
                I absolutely really liked this book. Even though Cap isn’t relatable at all, he’s still a very easy to love character. He’s always so nice and compassionate towards everyone. I also really like how in the book, it allowed everyone to share with each chapter what they’re thinking. I think it really made this a better book. This book was also made funny by the moments where Cap was so bewildered by certain things. One thing that was very unexpected was the ending. It left me just like so surprised.

                …more

                flag

                2 likes  ·  Like
                 ·  see review

                « previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »

                new topic

                Discuss This Book

                topics posts views last activity  

                What’s the Name o…:

                SOLVED. Children’s novel or YA, boy raised on a commune by grandmother [s]

                6

                490Mar 18, 2018 08:45AM 

                Play Book Tag:

                Schooled / Gordon Korman. 4 stars

                8

                17Apr 04, 2017 07:23PM 

                Characterization in this book

                2

                6Jan 05, 2016 11:09AM 

                Characterization in this book

                1

                1Jan 04, 2016 11:09AM 

                Recommend It

                 | 
                Stats
                 | 
                Recent Status Updates

                Readers Also Enjoyed

                • The Mailbox

                • The Brooklyn Nine

                • Zen and the Art of Faking It

                • Middle School Is Worse Than Meatloaf: A Year Told Through Stuff

                • If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period

                • Night of the Howling Dogs

                • Alabama Moon (Alabama Moon, #1)

                • The Year of the Fortune Cookie (Anna Wang #3)

                • Shooting the Moon

                • Waiting for Normal

                • Diamond Willow

                • Airball: My Life in Briefs

                • Stanford Wong Flunks Big-time

                • Iron Thunder: The Battle Between the Monitor & the Merrimac

                • Smiles to Go

                • Here Today

                • The Schwa Was Here (Antsy Bonano, #1)

                • Adam Canfield of the Slash

                Genres

                Young Adult
                289 users

                Realistic Fiction
                251 users

                Fiction
                141 users

                Humor
                112 users

                Childrens >
                Middle Grade
                102 users

                See top shelves…

                About Gordon Korman

                Gordon Korman
                2,006
                followers

                Korman wrote his first book, “This Can’t be Happening at Macdonald Hall”, when he was 12 years old, for a coach who suddenly found himself teaching 7th grade English. He later took that episode and created a book out of it, as well, in “The Sixth Grade Nickname Game” , wherein Mr. Huge was based on that 7th grade teacher.

                Korman moved to New York City, where he studied film and film writing. While i
                Korman wrote his first book, “This Can’t be Happening at Macdonald Hall”, when he was 12 years old, for a coach who suddenly found himself teaching 7th grade English. He later took that episode and created a book out of it, as well, in “The Sixth Grade Nickname Game” , wherein Mr. Huge was based on that 7th grade teacher.

                Korman moved to New York City, where he studied film and film writing. While in New York, he met his future wife; live in Long Island with their three children.

                He has published more than 50 books.
                …more

                Books by Gordon Korman

                One False Note (The 39 Clues, #2)
                The Emperor's Code (The 39 Clues, #8)
                The Medusa Plot (39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers, #1)
                Swindle (Swindle, #1)
                Ungifted (Ungifted, #1)

                More…

                Trivia About Schooled

                15 trivia questions

                More quizzes & trivia…

                Quotes from Schooled

                “When we lock things away,” he said with conviction, “we’re really imprisoning ourselves.”


                28 likes

                “Come on, who saw what happened?”
                “I did,” I volenteered.
                “Well?”
                “Buttwipe wanted to know what jerkface was looking at.” I turned turned eyes on the bloody and dirt-smeared brawlers. “You were barely 3-inches apart. Couldn’t you see that you were both looking at each other?”
                The teacher’s face reddened. “Who do you think you are? Jerry Seinfeld?”
                “You must be confused with another student,” I told him. “My name is Capricorn Anderson.”



                25 likes

                More quotes…

                Welcome back. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

                Login animation