Saturday, October 16, 2010

I Want To Go Home - Gordon Korman

I Want To Go Home
Gordon Korman
Scholastic Canada
Copyright: 2004? (I know the book is older than that, but that's the date the bookstores are giving me)

The product description:
Rudy Miller has tons of ideas on how to escape the camp he''s been sent to "for his own good." The problem is - none of them work. Rudy teams up with Mike Webster, a quiet guy who''s almost as happy to be there as Rudy is, and many "great escapes" are carefully planned and hilariously attempted. Chip, their counselor and nemesis, is just as determined to keep them there as they are to leave.
I remember reading I Want To Go Home when I was about ten and absolutely loved it then. When I saw it in the bookstore, I couldn't quite remember what the title was, so I took a look inside to see which novel this one was. I couldn't put the book down again. Guess I'm still a kid at heart, because I honestly found I Want To Go Home to be just as funny now as an adult as I did when I was a kid.

Elias Warden. Parent's Day, the letters, the scavenger hunt... All of them will bring at the least a smile to your face, if not outright laughter. Oh yes, can't forget about the cooks rebellion. Rudy Miller is a kid that just about anyone will love reading about, both boys and girls, though this is definitely a book suited for boys.

But not just kids will love reading this. I'd bet any adult looking for a trip down memory lane will get a laugh out of Gordon Korman's books. I know that I Want To Go Home and No Coins Please were two of my favourite books when I was a kid.

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