Schooled

Gordon Korman

Schooled

In the beginning of the story Rain, which is Capicorn's grandmother falls when picking plums. She has to go to the hospital and Cap gets put under the care of Mrs.Donnely. Cap dose not fit in at C average middle School. He is a hippie with long hair, wears tie-die shirts, and is a vegetarian Buddhist. Because of Cap's appearance he gets bullied by Zach Powers and his "group". The major characters are Capicorn Anderson, Zach Powers, Mrs.Donnley, and Rain. The minor characters are Naomi, Hugh, Darryl Pennyfeiled, Sophie, and Lena. The setting of the story is at Claverage Middle School also known as C- Average. Another setting was in Garland Farm Commune, which was Capicorn's home town. In the middle of the story, Cap becomes elected for 8th grade president. Zach and his friends plan to make it difficult for Capicorn. Cap then starts to understand the outside world and the joke starts to turn on Zach. One day the bus driver passes out and no one on the bus knew how to drive or what to do, except for Cap. Cap ran over to the drivers seat and drove the bus to the hospital. He saved the bus drivers life and everyone on the bus. At the end of the story, after the incident everyone started to respect and admire Cap. Then Zach becomes very jealous and so dose Hugh who is Cap's best friend. They team up and at the football game and dress Capicorn in the arrival's jersey. Everyone on the team gangs up on him and he gets knocked out. Darrell finds out the truth and tries to punch Zach but punches Cap in the nose. In the ambulance he finds out that Rain is fully healed and they are going back to Garland Farms. Cap sneaks out to go to the Halloween dance and at the dance Sophie kisses him because of the present Cap gave her that she thinks came from her dad. Zach tricked everyone and says that Cap dies so they have a remembrance for him. He says bye to everyone and knows everyone's name. He also solves his bullying problem and becomes very popular. The next day Cap is arrested for underage driving. Rain shows up and tells Cap that she sold Garland for 17 million dollars and bought a condo.
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