Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: The Detention Club

The Detention Club by David Yoo

Release Date: June 21, 2011


The best worst thing to happen to Peter Lee?

Peter and his best friend, Drew, used to be so cool (or, at least, not total outcasts) in elementary school. But now they're in middle school, where their extensive mica collection and prowess at kickball have earned them a new label: losers. Then Peter attracts the unwanted attention of the school bullies, and his plan to become popular through his older sister, the practically perfect Sunny, backfires.

Things go from bad to worse when Peter gets detention. But what at first seems to spell his utter doom turns into an unlikely opportunity for making friends and influencing people. . .

-In my experience it's much harder to get detention in public school than in private school (I was /am in detention a bit for the silliest things in middle school and now in high school). Anyway, detention stories have always amused me (or at least stories that involve detention I don't think I've ever read a book that entirely revolves around detention). And don't we all know what it's like to go from being accepted in middle school to being a bit of an outcast in middle school (or the reverse), at least for a little while?

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