The Girl (age 11) recently finished The Loser List by H.N. Kowitt and wanted me to ask her some questions for her review this time around. First, a little about the book:
My name is Danny Shine, and a lot of people think I’m a geek. Actually, I’m not. I have a wide range of interests.
Reading comics. Drawing comics. Trading comics. Buying comics.
But I still ended up on the Loser List — in the girls’ bathroom. I had to get my name off that list. I had no idea I’d land in detention, turn into a juvenile delinquent, lose my best friend, get humiliated in front of the whole school…and save the day. (publisher’s summary)
Me: Tell us a little about the book.
The Girl: The book is about Danny getting his name off the Loser List. But it’s in the GIRLS bathroom. The book is also about the effects after he “tries.”
Me: Tell us a little about the main character. Does Danny have any interests outside of comics?
The Girl: Yes, but he mostly loves drawing comics in his sketch book.
Me: Did you like Danny? Why or why not?
The Girl: Yes. In some situations I wouldn’t agree with him, but I love drawing comics and reading. Sometimes I’m just in the mood to chill and read some comics.
Me: How does The Loser List stand up to the other diary books you’ve read?
The Girl: The Loser List is a pretty good book. I still like Diary of a Wimpy Kid the most, but it ties with Big Nate, Dork Diaries, and Notes From a Totally Lame Vampire because those I just can’t compare.
Me: Did you have a favorite scene or passage?
The Girl: Yes.
*FIVE LISTS MY NAME IS NOT ON:
1. Teen People‘s Hottest Guys
2. All-City Basketball Team
3. State Science Fair Semifinalists
4. Explorer Scout’s Canoe Portage Sign-up
5. Asia O’Neill’s Speed Dial (page 6)
Me: Would you recommend this book to other kids your age?
The Girl: Yes, because I rate it 4.5 and a half out of 5 stars BECAUSE IT WAS SO FUNNY I…can’t even think of the right word, aka awesome does not work!
Me: You know that adds up to 5 stars, right?
The Girl: Oh. I meant just 4.5 stars.
[I jotted down the questions, and she wrote down her answers, but I couldn’t resist including the last two lines from the conversation we had when I was typing this post. She’s too cute!]
Disclosure: The Loser List is from The Girl’s personal library.
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