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The Misfits | [James Howe]

The Misfits

A little too smart, a little too fat, Bobby Goodspeed has always been a go-along-to-get-along kind of guy. But when his friend Addie decides to tackle the student council elections, Bobby finds himself changing in ways he never could have imagined in this tender, touching, utterly hilarious novel of life as a middle school misfit.
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Publisher's Summary

A little too smart, a little too fat, Bobby Goodspeed has always been a go-along-to-get-along kind of guy. He and his fellow misfits Skeezie, Joe, and Addie have accepted their place in the middle school ecology, and the mockery that comes with it. Then Addie decides to tackle the student council elections and suddenly Bobby finds his life - and his self! - changing in ways he never could have imagined. Brought to sparkling life by a cast of over two dozen actors, this tender, touching, utterly hilarious tale of life as a middle school misfit will delight not only those who are in middle school, but all those who have survived the experience.

©2001 James Howe; (P)2002 Full Cast Audio

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    kristen Aptos, CA, United States 08-18-13
    kristen Aptos, CA, United States 08-18-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Testy topic- Great Read"
    What made the experience of listening to The Misfits the most enjoyable?

    The voices were really good.


    What other book might you compare The Misfits to and why?

    Not sure.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When one of the boys opens up about being Gay.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When the main Character realizes the good that has come from speaking up, and out.


    Any additional comments?

    Recommended for middle school or older.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    DD Frankfort, IL, United States 08-07-13
    DD Frankfort, IL, United States 08-07-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Terrible Narration"
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Contractions aren't used so the writing sounds juvenille and contrived. No one talks like that.


    Any additional comments?

    I am sure this is a great book but it was impossible for me to get past the narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Claire Baden, PA, USA 08-04-03
    Claire Baden, PA, USA 08-04-03
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    "A wonderful, funny, feel-good story"

    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!

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Joanne Folsom, CA, USA 07-28-03
    Joanne Folsom, CA, USA 07-28-03 Member Since 2002
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    "Great Listening For All"

    My son, 10 years old, and i loved this book and was sorry it ended. It's a great story.

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    Patricia Lafayette, NJ, United States 01-09-12
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    "WELL DONE! The Misfits by James Howe"
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    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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