This book is written by Gordon Korman. It is a fiction book with a lot of humour. This book describes the life of seven notorious children who the school teachers think cannot be taught anything ever hence they were called The Unteachables. This book takes us through the journey of these special kids who prove their teachers wrong by passing their exam.
The 7 champions of this book, Aldo, Barnstorm, Elaine, Mateo, Parker and
Kiana (referred as the Unteachables) are assigned to Mr. Zachary Kermit, the most exhausted teacher in all of Greenwich Middle School who had lost his will to teach. Mr. Kermit’s job as a teacher depends on how this class of Unteachables perform for their Annual Science Test. The Unteachables liked Mr. Kermit even though his attitude was far worse than theirs. They worked very hard as a team but still could not pass the exam – came second and just when you think that Mr Kermit would now have to leave school, a sudden turn of events save Mr Kermit’s job.
One of my favourite parts from the book was when Mr. Kermit told the
principal that she should assign him to the Unteachables next year as he had realised that his true calling was to teach the Unteachables.
Mr. Kermit had helped all the students and they wanted to do something for him in return. My favourite character in this book is Mr. Kermit. I liked him as never gave up on his students, he was by their side till the end. The children made him realise that he had many years left in teaching.
I think anyone who reads this book will find it very motivating and that we should never give up even when things look dark and bleak. It is never too late to bounce back.
Overall, this book is a very interesting read and I would recommend this book to children of ages 10-12 and rate it 4.5/5.
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