Master storyteller Gordon Korman balances humour and heart in this reinvention story about a bully who must come to terms with who he was and what kind of person he wants to become.
Chase Ambrose forgets everything after falling off a roof and losing consciousness. He forgets his name. He forgets his parents. He forgets what he was doing up there on that roof. And he forgets that he’s the biggest bully at Hiawassee Middle School, along with his two best buddies Aaron and Bear.
Chase is shocked to learn how he bullied and tormented kids at school. He ruined lives. One kid left town because of him. And worst of all, even his little half-sister is terrified of him. Was he really such a monster? Determined to reinvent himself, Chase joins video club and befriends some of the kids who used to consider him a number-one enemy.
But some people aren’t so quick to forgive and forget. Can Chase really change who he is? Or will the old him merely come back over time?
GORDON KORMAN wrote his first novel, This Can’t Be Happening at Macdonald Hall!, when he was only 12 years old. To date, he has written over 80 middle-grade and YA novels, including four titles in the #1 New York Times bestselling 39 Clues series. Gordon grew up in Thornhill, Ontario and now lives with his family in Great Neck, New York. Connect with him at www.gordonkorman.com.
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"Scary, funny, and hysterical adventures!" -- Chicago Tribune
"Pure fun from top to bottom." -- School Library Journal
Praise for The Hypnotists:
"Fast-paced... an entertaining mix of intense action and goofy fun." -- Publishers Weekly
Praise for Ungifted:
"A gem for readers looking for a book where the underdog comes out on top." -- Voice of Youth Advocates
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Praise for Schooled:
* "This rewarding novel features an engaging main character and some memorable moments of comedy, tenderness, and reflection." -- Booklist, starred review