Bound To Stay Bound

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 Slacker
 Author: Korman, Gordon


 Publisher:  Scholastic Press
 Pub Year: 2016

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 230 p.,  22 cm.

 BTSB No: 530093 ISBN: 9780545823159
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Subjects:
 Social action -- Fiction
 Video games -- Fiction
 Responsibility -- Fiction
 Siblings -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction
 Middle schools -- Fiction
 School stories

Price: $20.01

Summary:
When eighth-grader Cameron Boxer creates the Positive Action Group at school he intends it as a diversion to fool his parents, teachers, and sister into letting him continue to concentrate on his video-gaming--but before he knows it other kids are taking it seriously, and soon he finds himself president of the P.A.G., and involved in community service, so the boy who never cared about anything is now the center of everything, whether he likes it or not.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 5.20
   Points: 7.0   Quiz: 181139
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 4.40
   Points: 11.0   Quiz: 68497

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (02/15/16)
   Booklist (02/15/16)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 02/15/2016 Though Cam’s parents have put up with his gamer “lifestyle” for years, things change after his inattention to a simple request leads to burnt pasta, billowing smoke, and firemen axing their way through the front door. Responding to his parents’ ultimatum that he take up a new interest, 13-year-old Cam starts the Positive Action Group, a fake middle-school club for good-deed doers. There’s just one problem: when the club takes off despite his efforts to sabotage it, this champion slacker becomes the reluctant president of a wildly successful organization. After the funny opening chapter, in which Cam relates the oven-fire fiasco, the narration rotates among many characters. The technique works well, showing varied points of view without giving away secrets that will keep readers guessing for quite a while: Who is the mastermind continually undermining Cam’s plans, and who is Cam’s online nemesis, known as Evil McKillPeople? Korman makes comedy look deceptively easy in this page-turner of a chapter book, which features a strangely sympathetic character in a memorable predicament. - Copyright 2016 Booklist.

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