Review: Schooled by Gordon Korman

by CaptainYarr on December 12, 2014 · 9 comments

in 4.5-5 Treasure Chests, Book Review, J-L, School Situations, YA Genre


by Captain Lyaf Yarr, the pilot of this here vessel.

Title: Schooled
Author: Gordon Korman
Page Count: 208
Format: Paperback
Grade Reading Level: 6-8

Summary: Capricorn (Cap) Anderson has always been home schooled until his teacher and hippie grandma, Rain, falls out of a tree. Now he goes to Claverage Middle school and stays with Mrs. Donelly and her daughter Sophie. At school Cap sticks out like a sore thumb. He gets elected for eighth grade president and wins! But being president wasn’t what Cap wanted. Not at all! At home, Sophie is giving him a hard time, but when Cap goes missing everyone gets worried and thinks he died. They even plan a memorial from him. Did Cap really die? And how will he survive school until Rain is better again?

Why I Started This Book:

I read Schooled because it was on a list of books for my grade level, and if I read all of the books on the list I get to go to a party. So I’m reading all of them! I made Schooled a priority when I first heard what the book was about I couldn’t wait to put my nose in it!


  • I like all the characters. The author wrote them well and gave everyone a personality and place.
  • This is a good book because of Gordon Korman’s writing style. He wrote each chapter as a different person’s point of view. Reading a book like that was a change, but I enjoyed something different.
  • Schooled has a great plot. The idea of a home schooled eighth grade hippie being forced to go to normal school for the first time is very creative!
  • I like the ending of this book because it was what I wanted to happen, but it wasn’t how I thought it would be given. I won’t tell you how it ends. Instead I’ll make you read the book to find out.


  • The story was good but it didn’t capture me fully, some parts and characters weren’t as interesting as others.

Last Minute Thoughts: I would read it over again, and I will read more books by Gordon Korman.

Buy: Schooled by Gordon Korman

Book Rating: I give this book 4.5 treasure chests!

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Samanther September 11, 2009 at 11:58 pm

This looks like an interesting book. TY for the review, I’m adding it to my reading list!


Captain Lyaf Yarr September 12, 2009 at 2:24 pm

Cool! I enjoyed this book a lot and I hope you do too. Let me know what you think when you’re finished!


cellofreak September 17, 2009 at 5:25 pm

I have heard from many people that this book is funny. I plan on reading it.


Captain Lyaf Yarr September 17, 2009 at 6:04 pm

GREAT! Please comment back to tell me what you think about it. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!


Second Mate Embry December 18, 2009 at 9:04 pm

I just read this for the second time.

Getting elected as 8th grade president is not a good thing. The kids try to elect the nerdiest student and get them to make a fool of themselves.

I like Cap as a character. He seems so innocently guilty. He doesn’t know if he does something wrong because he hasn’t been taught differently.

I also like Naomi. She was of the people who tried to bully Cap but later she saw what a good person he was.

I would give this book 5 treasure chest myself!


Joshoua Burnett January 21, 2010 at 1:41 pm

that book is pretty good to me


dab May 21, 2011 at 11:27 am

Is there a second book??


First Mate Keira May 21, 2011 at 12:39 pm

No there isn’t. This is an individual title. As far as I know there aren’t any plans for a sequel.


ary January 2, 2013 at 5:09 pm

i liked the emotional part when they had a memorial for cap!!!!! :{) (mustache hehe)


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