Kids who get called the worst names oftentimes find each other. That's how it was with us. Skeezie Tookis and Addie Carle and Joe Bunch and me. We call ourselves the Gang of Five, but there are only four of us. We do it to keep people on their toes. Make 'em wonder. Or maybe we do it because we figure that there's one more kid out there who's going to need a gang to be a part of. A misfit, like us.
Skeezie, Addie, Joe, and Bobby -- they've been friends forever. They laugh together, have lunch together, and get together once a week at the Candy Kitchen to eat ice cream and talk about important issues. Life isn't always fair, but at least they have each other -- and all they really want to do is survive the seventh grade.
That turns out to be more of a challenge than any of them had anticipated. Starting with Addie's refusal to say the Pledge of Allegiance and her insistence on creating a new political party to run for student council, the Gang of Five is in for the ride of their lives. Along the way they will learn about politics and popularity, love and loss, and what it means to be a misfit. After years of getting by, they are given the chance to stand up and be seen -- not as the one-word jokes their classmates have tried to reduce them to, but as the full, complicated human beings they are just beginning to discover they truly are.
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The Misfits is a multi-voiced recording narrated by Spencer Murphy and the talented Full Cast Audio family of actors. Actual teenagers play the teen characters in this audio, effectively portraying the personalities and idiosyncrasies of each with humor, insight, and sensitivity. Reminiscent of classic radio drama, this unique audiobook is even better because it contains the full, unabridged text. Special Feature: A lively original music score and an exclusive interview with author James Howe conducted by teen narrator Spencer Murphy.From the Author:
How in the world did Full Cast Audio know how to find the perfect actors for each of the characters in The Misfits? Not only did they do a magnificent job of casting, they put the same thought and energy into every aspect of production. I am delighted with the finished product. It's rare for an author and his characters to be given so much TLC. --James Howe
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