Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A Semester in the Life of a Garbage BagA Semester in the Life of a Garbage Bag by Gordon Korman

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I read this multiple times when I was a teenager and every time it made me laugh out loud so hard that my mother got annoyed (some of us have housework to do and can't sit around reading funny books all day!). I have since realized, as a mother and head-kitchen-cleaner type of person myself, that housework is a lot more bearable if you make time to read in between(or occasionally instead of) vacuuming and wiping down the counters.

I only vaguely remember that this book involves some sort of madcap adventure between various high school social outcasts and yet I can still heartily recommend it. The fact that it's out of print is a reflection of everything that's wrong with our society. Go find a library that still stocks it or find a used copy online. You won't be sorry.

If you're able to read this entire book while drinking milk without snorting it out of your nose at least once (the milk, not the book),I will give you a medal.

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Nobody said...

You want me to "read this entire drink?" Is that possible?

jess said...

Psshh, shuttup, Valencia!!! I fixed it, okay? ;)

Michelle Roebuck said...

Probably a good thing that I wasn't drinking milk when I read the post or it might have made a book fly out of MY nose. Hee hee hee

What grade level do you think it is and do you think a boy would enjoy it as much?

jess said...

The main characters are boys, so definitely, yes! And I'd say middle school/high school are the target ages.

Christy said...

Just what I need! Thank-you, I'll give it a shot. Out the nose.