The Misfits

  • by James Howe
  • Narrated by Spencer Murphy, the Full Cast Family
  • 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.


What the Critics Say

"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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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

A wonderful, funny, feel-good story

I listened to this book with my 12 year old son, and we both loved it! The book is humorous, but also carries a great message about the power of words to hurt others. I found myself wishing I'd been as brave in my own middle-school days as Bobby Goodspeed and his friends, who found a way to say NO to name-calling!
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- Claire

Great Listening For All

My son, 10 years old, and i loved this book and was sorry it ended. It's a great story.
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- Joanne

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-23-2003
  • Publisher: Full Cast Audio