SchooledeBook - 2007
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Capricorn "Cap" Anderson tries public school for the first time after being home schooled by his grandmother for his entire 13 yrs. Do you think he decides to stay?
Capricorn Anderson is forced to live with his guidance counselor after his hippie grandmother falls out of a tree. At his new school, his strange hippie ways attract attention and Cap gets elected to the position of class president as per the tradition of bringing the biggest nerd to office.
samdog123 Apr 05, 2008
Humorous story of Capricorn (Cap) Anderson, who grew up on a commune. Cap's grandmother has an accident and he goes to a foster home where he finds he must attend "normal" school.
Barb Mar 07, 2008
I love this book for kids who are adjusting junior high and high school. It deals with the subject of bullying and daring to be different,
Cathy Nov 29, 2007
This is a great book for tweens, especially those who have experienced being outside the "in" crowd.
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libraryjul thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 13
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Capricorn "Cap" Anderson has lived on Garland Farm outside San Francisco, California with his hippie grandmother, Rain, all his life. One day, Rain falls out of a plum tree and breaks her hip, putting her in the hospital. Cap is put into public school under the care of a child services worker and her beautiful daughter while she is recovering. He does not fit in at Claverage Middle School (dubbed C Average by the students), because he is a vegetarian Buddhist, listens to 60's music, wears tie-dyed clothing, has long, unkempt hair, and practices T'ai chi on the lawn. Cap is only able to make one friend, Hugh, the former biggest nerd in school. Cap's arrival is great news for Zach Powers, the big man on campus. His plan is to follow the C Average tradition and elect the biggest nerd (Cap) as the eighth grade president. When Cap becomes president, he is more puzzled than ever, as he has no idea how to work with money, and Zach often leads him to fake student council meetings in nonexistent rooms. Zach encourages all of his friends and fellow students to make life difficult for Cap, doing anything they can to upset, make fun of, or confuse him. But as Cap begins to understand the outside world, the joke starts to turn on Zach.
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