In this bestselling fish-out-of-water classic, a homeschooled kid must learn how to fit in at his new public school when he's elected to be class president as a prank.
Capricorn Anderson has never watched a television show. He’s never tasted pizza. He’s never even heard of a wedgie. And he has never, in his wildest dreams, thought he’d live anywhere but Garland Farm commune with his hippie caretaker and homeschool instructor, Rain.
But all of this changes when Rain is hospital-ridden after falling out of a tree. Capricorn (Cap for short) is sent to attend Claverage Middle School (dubbed C-Average by the kids) to live with his new guidance counselor and her irritable daughter. Cap doesn't exactly fit in at school with his long ungroomed hair and hemp clothes—in fact he's the biggest nerd in school. As the butt of a joke orchestrated by big-man-on-campus Zach Powers, Cap is nominated and elected to be C-Average's class president. He's more puzzled than ever, but as Cap begins to take on his duties, the joke starts to turn on Zach.
Will Cap be the greatest president in the history of C-Average Middle School? Or the biggest punchline? Rife with Gordon Korman’s signature humor, Schooled is a heartwarming story about friendship, kindness, and finding your place—which may not always be where you think it is.