A review of Loser by Jerry Spinelli by The Girl (age 11)
Just like other kids, Zinkoff rides his bike, hopes for snow days, and wants to be like his dad when he grows up. But Zinkoff also raises his hand with all the wrong answers, trips over his own feet, and falls down with laughter over a word like “Jabip.”
Other kids have their own word to describe him, but Zinkoff is too busy to hear it. He doesn’t know he’s not like everyone else. And one winter night, Zinkoff’s differences show that any name can someday become “hero.” (publisher’s summary)
*I couldn’t put the book down. I always wanted to know what would happen to Donald.
*There were lots of details in Loser. You could picture the situation, and you would feel like you were there with Donald.
*Most of the situations (like the Furnace Monster) you know kids would do or believe.
*I like how you follow Donald’s life in grades. You start at the first day of first grade and so on to middle school.
*I didn’t not like anything.
*All ages would like this book.
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