The book was sent to us free of charge, but the opinions are all ours.
Do you have a kid who can’t put the book down because the world of reading is a lot more exciting than school life, you might want to check this book out. My daughter, who, of course, is a huge fan of reading, was excited to read another book by Andrew Clements!
Some of the parents wish their children read more, yet Alex, the character in this book gets in trouble in school for reading too much. Like someone who was told to leave a book home, I know firsthand how difficult it is to close it when the excitement of the chapter seem a lot more interesting than a math or science.
With the teachers watching Alex firmly to make sure that his book is closed the boy is exhausted – he craves reading! In his efforts to dive back into his book he is looking for any opportunity to hide away and read, yet gets pulled back in to do something else.
Finally, after school, he opens his book while waiting to be picked up by his parents, yet the school program director insists that he needs to be in one of the clubs. None of the clubs interest him yet, so he is determined to start a club with him being the only member because he loves reading a lot more than he loves hanging with other people. “The Losers Club” name was a strategic move to discourage others from joining him.
Well, he was wrong and more and more people want to enter the Losers Club, including his former friend who picked on him and the girl Alec likes.
The Losers Club is any Book Warm must read as it is funny, fast moving, and very engaging. And just as an icing on a cake the book comes with a list of all the books mentioned in the story!
About the Author
Andrew Clements is the author of the modern classic, Frindle, as well as books like The Landry News, The Report Card and The School Story, and has over 13.5 million books in print! His work has been nominated for 50 state awards and translated into over a dozen languages. Before he was a New York Times bestselling author, Andrew was a public school teacher and father of four boys. He now lives with his wife in Maine.