©2001 James Howe; (P)2002 Full Cast Audio
"An upbeat, reassuring novel that encourages preteens and teens to celebrate their individuality." (Publishers Weekly )
Readers of every stripe will find themselves here and laugh (or cringe) as they catch on." (Kirkus Reviews)
No. But it is a great compliment to the book. I use it in my 7th Grade class in my unit on Character Education. It helps the students who are not good readers to listen to it as we are following along in class.
Most students like the funny parts.
It helps with the words they are not familiar with.
Good addition to the book!
The voices were really good.
When one of the boys opens up about being Gay.
When the main Character realizes the good that has come from speaking up, and out.
Recommended for middle school or older.
Contractions aren't used so the writing sounds juvenille and contrived. No one talks like that.
I am sure this is a great book but it was impossible for me to get past the narration.
I listened to this book with my 12 year old son, and we both loved it! The book is humorous, but also carries a great message about the power of words to hurt others. I found myself wishing I'd been as brave in my own middle-school days as Bobby Goodspeed and his friends, who found a way to say NO to name-calling!
This production of The Misfits by James Howe makes the story even better! The characters come to life through the voices of actors playing the characters. As a middle school teacher, it was a great way to introduce the book to a group of students. The various voices piqued the interest of our students and got them ready to read this selection in a semi-independent format. Thank you for this very well done audiobook!
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