The Misfits

The Misfits

Book - 2001
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Four students who do not fit in at their small-town middle school decide to create a third party for the student council elections to represent all students who have ever been called names.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Aladdin, c2001.
ISBN: 9780689839566
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vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

Four students who do not fit in at their small-town middle school decide to create a third party for the student council elections. In their group, they aim to represent all students who have ever been called names or felt left out. Ages 6-12.

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vfdt
Jul 20, 2013

really good book

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MylesV
Mar 20, 2013

I read this book after reading "Addie on the Inside." I really enjoyed this book. I think it has some great lessons that could be learned from it. The characters get the idea to create a third party for their school elections. However, Addie and her friends had some trouble with getting their school administration to accept their party at first. I very much recommend this book, and I plan to read "Totally Joe" next.

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tayli170
Nov 28, 2012

Hooray for No Name-Calling Week!

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iluvvideo
Sep 21, 2011

"Sticks and stones may break our bones, but names will break our spirit." Is that a lesson for us all or what?

The first book in the 'misfits' trilogy (so far) introduces us to the gang of five; friends who have come together for support and camaraderie. They are the teased, the bullied, outcasts at school, and worse, even in their own minds.

Don't dare call these kids 'losers' however. They realize that each of them is OK - just the way they are. They decide to take action in the elections for Student Council. They meet opposition from many sides, including the school administrators. But instead of just quietly disappearing, they plan to achieve success in spite of the obstacles. Do they make it? Read the book and find out!

James Howe, the author shows a keen ear for the voices of young people, in this case seventh grade. They ring true and make the story that much more believable.

I recommend this book especially for middle school aged folks. It's a fun read and very empowering. I look forward to more books in this series.

jazs Sep 10, 2011

Richie's pick; book 1; 2 Totally Joe; 3 Addie on the inside

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