Dork in Disguise Paperback – 4 Aug 2003
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About the Author
Carol Gorman is the author of forty award-winning novels. She has been the recipient of five state children's choice book awards, as well as many other awards and honors given by teachers and librarians. Her books have sold to two book clubs and five foreign countries. A former middle school, high school, and college creative writing instructor, she travels around the country, speaking about her books and teaching writing workshops. She lives in Iowa with her husband, mystery writer, Ed Gorman. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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He later meets his best friend named Brenda who tries to teach him that he is cool in his own way and that he didn't have to be like everyone else to prove that. Jerry goes through some pretty hard times to figure that out. But to figure out the rest you need to read this wonderful book. It might even teach you that you need to be your own person and that everyone is cool in their own way. This book was wonderful to be an it will be for you too.
Jerry is starting the sixth grade in Nathaniel Hawthorne Middle School, where no one knows him, and he doesn't know anyone. As his mother drops him off, he quickly removes his glasses, so he doesn't look like a geek. Of course, now the whole world is blurry. He manages to find his way to his first class a girl asks him "shouldn't you have your glasses on?" The blurry girl introduces herself as Brenda. She noticed that he was squinting and had marks on his nose from his glasses. Jerry tells her that he doesn't like wearing his glasses. Through most of the book Jerry keeps trying to be someone he's not. On the inside, and to the reader, Jerry admits that he's telling lies and not being himself. In the end, he learns a valuable lesson.
I think this is a good book because it has a lot of interesting twists and turns, and keeps your attention. Most of the time it seems a lot like real life in middle school with the problems that a lot of kids face.
Soon the city carnival starts up and Cinnomon invites everyone to go with her, the plot of Cinnomon is to see which one will do more for her. Jerry is late but catches up with the guys. Who will Cinnomon deside to go out with? Read Dork in Disguise to find out!!!