The Loser List

The Loser List

Book - 2011
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When Danny Shine (rhymes with "whine") finds out he's on the infamous Loser List in the girls' bathroom, his mission to erase it lands him in detention. That fateful afternoon, the school's bullies (who live in detention) discover that Danny can draw. Suddenly he's not a target anymore-he's a "bad boy"!

Supplying tattoos and graffiti for the bullies is great, until Danny is unwittingly drawn into a crime. His new friends took a comic from Danny's favorite store, and now Danny has to steal it back, return it, and break off with the bullies-before he goes from dork to delinquent.

Fans of Jeff Kinney, Jim Benton, and things that are absurd and also very, very funny will love this new, fully illustrated tale of middle-school torture.

Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, c2011
ISBN: 9780545240048
Branch Call Number: J KOW
Characteristics: 213 p. : ill. ; 21 cm


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Jul 20, 2017

“The Loser List” reminded me of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” because of the story and the way it was written. It also reminded me a bit of “Dork Diaries” just because of the way it looks like a journal. When I saw this book I thought it would be some attempt to copy “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” but it’s definitely not. This book is basically about a student at Gerald Ford Middle School and how he ends up having his name on The Loser List. I found “The Loser List” quite cliché as it included a “nerd”, weird best friend, the “mean girl’, and the “popular guys” that act like bullies. The moral is knowing who your friends are and doing the right thing but there’s also a lot of gossip and manipulating people in “The Loser List”. There are many amusing parts of the book along with entertaining illustrations. Overall I found the book enjoyable and I would recommend this book for ages 8+. 4/5 stars.
- @Riddikulus of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Mar 10, 2015

love it

sopapen Jan 22, 2015

Great book. My daughter loved this book and now we're reading the rest of the series.

red_hamster_194 Jun 27, 2014

It was really cool, but just like diary of a wimpy kid.

Aug 04, 2011

Great Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooook!

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asirkarim thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 11


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