A funny, fantastic story of an underachiever who ends up achieving much more than any overachiever could ever imagine.
Cameron Boxer is very happy to spend his life avoiding homework, hanging out with his friends, and gaming for hours in his basement. It’s not too hard for him to get away with it . . . until he gets so caught up in one game that he almost lets his house burn down around him.
It’s time for some serious damage control, so Cameron and his friends invent a fake school club that will make it seem like they’re doing good deeds instead of slacking off. The problem? Some kids think the club is real — and Cameron is stuck being president.
Soon Cameron is part of a mission to save a beaver named Elvis from certain extinction. Along the way, he makes some new friends. And some powerful new enemies. The guy who never cared about anything is now at the center of everything . . . and it’s going to take all his slacker skills to win this round.
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.
Praise for Swindle:
"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
"Funny and insightful." -- Publishers Weekly
Praise for Schooled:
* "This rewarding novel features an engaging main character and some memorable moments of comedy, tenderness, and reflection." -- Booklist, starred review