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Publisher's Summary

A little too smart, a little too fat, Bobby Goodspeed has always been a go-along-to-get-along kind of guy. He and his fellow misfits Skeezie, Joe, and Addie have accepted their place in the middle school ecology, and the mockery that comes with it. Then Addie decides to tackle the student council elections and suddenly Bobby finds his life - and his self! - changing in ways he never could have imagined. Brought to sparkling life by a cast of over two dozen actors, this tender, touching, utterly hilarious tale of life as a middle school misfit will delight not only those who are in middle school, but all those who have survived the experience.
©2001 James Howe (P)2002 Full Cast Audio
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Critic Reviews

"An upbeat, reassuring novel that encourages preteens and teens to celebrate their individuality." (Publishers Weekly )
Readers of every stripe will find themselves here and laugh (or cringe) as they catch on." (Kirkus Reviews)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Theresa King on 06-27-15

excellent!

Would you consider the audio edition of The Misfits to be better than the print version?

No. But it is a great compliment to the book. I use it in my 7th Grade class in my unit on Character Education. It helps the students who are not good readers to listen to it as we are following along in class.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Misfits?

Most students like the funny parts.

What does Spencer Murphy and the Full Cast Family bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

It helps with the words they are not familiar with.

Any additional comments?

Good addition to the book!

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4 out of 5 stars
By TWHITAKER28 on 05-07-18

Awesome! But a MAJOR necessity is...

As a middle school teacher, I am reading this book with my students! I read quite a bit aloud and I let them listen to the audible. Breaking this down by actual chapters would be PHENOMENAL!!!! I had to listen and write down where every chapter began. We are only able to read a few each day per class.

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