Download Restart [pdf,epub,mobi] by Gordon Korman

Date of first publication: 2018 pages Amazon Rating ~ 4.6/5

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The amazing New York Times bestseller about what you can do when life gives you a second chance.

 

Chase’s memory just went out the window.

Chase doesn’t remember falling off the roof. He doesn’t remember hitting his head. He doesn’t, in fact, remember anything. He wakes up in a hospital room and suddenly has to learn his whole life all over again… starting with his own name.

He knows he’s Chase. But who is Chase? When he gets back to school, he sees that different kids have very different reactions to his return.

Some kids treat him like a hero. Some kids are clearly afraid of him.

One girl in particular is so angry with him that she pours her frozen yogurt on his head the first chance she gets.

Pretty soon, it’s not only a question of who Chase is — it’s a question of who he was… and who he’s going to be.

From the #1 bestselling author of Swindle and SlackerRestart is the spectacular story of a kid with a messy past who has to figure out what it means to get a clean start.

From School Library Journal

Gr 3–6—What would it be like to forget your whole life, your family, your friends, and even who you are? After falling off his roof, 13-year-old Chase Ambrose learns the hard way that reinventing himself can be pretty hard, especially when his past is not what he wants for his future. Before his fall, Chase was a jock, captain of the football team, following in his father’s footsteps. He was also the biggest bully in his middle school, had made many students’ lives miserable, and was serving a community service sentence for the damage that his bullying had caused. Even Chase’s little stepsister was afraid of him. If it were up to his dad and his former best friends, Bear and Aaron, Chase would go right back to his bully-jock ways. However, the new Chase is a kinder, more sympathetic person who struggles with his past and becomes friends with his former victims. As he works with the video club geeks, he forms a relationship with elderly Mr. Solway. Korman juxtaposes Mr. Solway’s sharing of his Korean War memories with Chase’s search for his own past. Despite the strong antibullying theme, the story is never preachy or trite but thoughtfully presents questions about loyalty, identity, and the possibility of a new start in a way that appropriately fits the middle school setting. VERDICT A fresh approach to the familiar topic of bullying, kept credible by believable characters and events, with typical Korman humor and just the right touch of mystery. An excellent addition for all middle grade collections.—MaryAnn Karre, Binghamton, NY

Review

Praise for Restart:* “A fresh approach to the familiar topic of bullying, kept credible by believable characters and events, with typical Korman humor and just the right touch of mystery.” — School Library Journal, starred review”In this compelling and sometimes hmorous tale of nature and identity, Korman offers an intriguing exploration of the potential for redemption.” — Publishers Weekly“Korman’s trademark humor makes this an appealing read.” — Kirkus Reviews Praise for Swindle:“Scary, funny, and hysterical adventures!” — Chicago Tribune“Pure fun from top to bottom.” — School Library JournalPraise for Ungifted:“A gem for readers looking for a book where the underdog comes out on top.” — Voice of Youth Advocates“Funny and insightful.” — Publishers WeeklyPraise for Schooled:* “This rewarding novel features an engaging main character and some memorable moments of comedy, tenderness, and reflection.” — Booklist, starred reviewPraise for The Hypnotists:“Fast-paced… an entertaining mix of intense action and goofy fun.” — Publishers Weekly

Praise for Restart:* “A fresh approach to the familiar topic of bullying, kept credible by believable characters and events, with typical Korman humor and just the right touch of mystery.” — School Library Journal, starred review”In this compelling and sometimes hmorous tale of nature and identity, Korman offers an intriguing exploration of the potential for redemption.” — Publishers Weekly“Korman’s trademark humor makes this an appealing read.” — Kirkus Reviews Praise for Swindle:“Scary, funny, and hysterical adventures!” — Chicago Tribune“Pure fun from top to bottom.” — School Library JournalPraise for Ungifted:“A gem for readers looking for a book where the underdog comes out on top.” — Voice of Youth Advocates“Funny and insightful.” — Publishers WeeklyPraise for Schooled:* “This rewarding novel features an engaging main character and some memorable moments of comedy, tenderness, and reflection.” — Booklist, starred reviewPraise for The Hypnotists:“Fast-paced… an entertaining mix of intense action and goofy fun.” — Publishers Weekly

About the Author

GORDON KORMAN is a beloved author of over ninety-five novels for young readers, including hilarious middle-grade classics such as the Macdonald Hall series, I Want to Go Home and Slacker. Born in Montreal, Quebec, Gordon grew up in Thornhill, Ontario, and now lives in New York with his family. Visit him online at www.gordonkorman.com.

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