Even though his father is Senior Executive Vice President of Interflux, Simon leads his high school classmates in thwarting the giant corporation's plan to build a new complex and take over some city land.
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Gordon Korman has written dozens of books for middle-grade and young adult readers, including Born to Rock, the best-selling Son of the Mob, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, and Jake, Reinvented. He is the author of the phenomenally successful Island, Dive and Everest trilogies, the ever-popular Macdonald Hall series and the popular On the Run series. Korman likes to travel and visit students all over North America.From School Library Journal:
Grade 7-10 This zany, but rather pointless, romp pits Simon Irving against his father, vice-president of Interflux corporation, to save a piece of open land next to his high school. While masquerading as contemporary high-school angst, this novel is pure fantasy bordering on the ridiculous at points. Although there are some funny moments at school and passable character development of Simon and his two best friends, girls and women are reduced to cardboard stupidity or, worse yet, clinging boyfriend fiends. Simon's mother is a culinary fool who follows every whimsical new "health" diet that the newspaper prints. She is the continual target of the longest standing joke in the book. The ending, true to form, depends on the absurd antics of another adult, this time Simon's father's boss, to resolve the dilemma of students fighting the insensitive corporation. Thus, the story ends even more pointlessly than it began. It's easy to pass this one by. Steve Matthews, Currier Lib . , Foxcroft School, Middleburg, Va.
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Book Description Scholastic Trade, 1986. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110590401637
Book Description Scholastic Trade, 1986. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0590401637