Loser

 
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He is not a Loser...
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Reader reviewed by Angelica

Jerry Spinelli does not disappoint in Loser. Loser is like a biography of Donald Zinkoff. Zinkoff, as he is referred to, is not a normal child. He challenges the status quo without even realizing it. He is odd, laughing and falling out of his chair at words like Jabip and Jaboop, believing star stickers are freeze-dried fallen stars, saying he doesn't sleep but merely waits for day to begin, and he was born with an upside-down valve in his stomach. Through it all Zinkoff does not realize how he is different. He may be hopelessly naive when it comes to fitting in, but he his wise and sees in the Beyond of the Z...
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Spinelli has a Winner with Loser!
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Reader reviewed by MssJos


Donald Zinkoff is a sweet kid. He's very sweet....and clumsy, and uncoordinated, and frequently wearing a large giraffe hat...and oblivious. From Zinkoff's first trifle on the playground where a bully snatches his precious giraffe hat, Zinkoff shows readers that he's not your average first grader. He doesn't cry or whine, or even beg for his hat back, he simply smiles, assuming he had someone else's precious giraffe hat by mistake, and hands it over.

4th grade Field Day is particulary painful to watch as Zinkoff comes in last in every event, and the other kids soon have a new name for him. "Loser." Zinkoff, however, remains oblivious to the insults. It's not until a questionnaire given by a teacher asks Zinkoff, "who is your best friend" and Zinkoff realizes that he doesn't have one, that he realizes something is missing.



Field Day continues to be a problem for Zinkoff, as does frequent rejection. Throughout elementary school and into 6th grade, Zinkoff remains, for the most, part friendless. It is not until a little girl, who lives near him goes missing that everyone sees Zinkoff's true abilities, and soon after "Loser" is replaced with "Hero."
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Loser
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Reader reviewed by Crystal

he loves everything,nothing can hurt his feelings,hes always smiling,he always raises his hand in class,and he likes everybody he meets.so,why doesnt anybody like him?Read this book,its great!
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mmmm...spooky!
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Reader reviewed by Liz

a spooky tale about boys stranded on an island....i wont give it away too much but there are some interesting events that take place. if you squirm easily..DONT READ!
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Reader reviewed by Amanda From (Mrs.Siorek's class)

The book Loser was about a kid named Donald Zinkoff and how his life went about. Like what he wants to be when he grows up and how school is. Also many people dont like him

This book was awesome
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Reader reviewed by Heather (mrs.siorek's class)

This book was very different than the other books by Jerry Spinnielli. You might not understand why it is call Loser untill the very end . This is very good to use to talk with people about . You sould really read your book.
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