Cameron Boxer is very happy to spend his life avoiding homework, hanging out with his friends, and gaming for hours in his basement. It's not too hard for him to get away with it . . . until he gets so caught up in one game that he almost lets his house burn down around him.
It's time for some serious damage control--so Cameron and his friends invent a fake school club that will make it seem like they're doing good deeds instead of slacking off. The problem? Some kids think the club is real--and Cameron is stuck being president.
Soon Cameron is part of a mission to save a beaver named Elvis from certain extinction. Along the way, he makes some new friends--and some powerful new enemies. The guy who never cared about anything is now at the center of everything . . . and it's going to take all his slacker skills to win this round.
In this highly entertaining tale from Korman (Masterminds), eighth grader Cam Boxer lives for playing video games with his two best friends. When he ignores his mother's dinner instructions while playing, resulting in the fire department breaking down the door and a house that smells like burnt ziti, Cam's parents' threats of pulling the plug on his gaming push him to create a fictitious school club. Cam's goal with the Positive Action Group is to mollify his parents without actually doing anything, so he's horrified when students and faculty latch on to the concept and club. Cam's irritation with the club's popularity provides lots of laughs (" Well, I'm the president,' I grumbled, and I still say that the Positive Action Group doesn't exist' ") as the story unfolds via the perspectives of multiple amusing characters, including classmate Daphne, who wants to save a homeless beaver; Mr. Fanshaw, a guidance counselor who feels that his hour has finally come; and Jennifer, an ultra-achieving high school student who feels threatened by Cam's club's success. Upbeat, inspiring, and full of Korman's signature sense of humor. Ages 8 12.
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I really liked it
Slacker by Gordon Korman is a very good book but I have read Better. I enjoyed reading mainly because it is very detailed and it felt like a movie in my head but I did not give this extraordinary book five stars because the characters could be more complex. Off course that is not the only reason I rated “Slacker” a four. That other fault was the inadequate use of ample vocabulary that usually forms a better “hook”. Still, four stars are still there for a reason! I quite enjoy how the story is narrated in first person, and not only do you get to se the mane character’s point of view but you experience the tale through friends, teachers , and even enemies of Cam! Well that is all I had to say !
I love this book very much and I can’t wait to get the next one in the series!!! I highly recommend this book to any readers looking for adventure! BEST BOOK EVER!!!
There were parts were I was a sleeping it was so boring I took a star off. But otherwise it was ok