A SEMESTER IN THE LIFE OF A GARBAGE BAG by Gordon Korman

A SEMESTER IN THE LIFE OF A GARBAGE BAG

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Another YA farce from the author of Don't Care High and Son of Interflux. When Good Luck was distributed, someone else got Raymond Jardine's allotment. But he sees a way to change that--provided he can figure out how to be named one of the six students DeWitt High will send to the Greek isle of Theamelpos for summer school--Theamelpos, whence dozens of tourists have returned with tales of fabulous good fortune. Sound bizarre? Wait, there's more. This same DeWitt High is the test site for a huge, ill-conceived $33,000,000 solar collector-cum-windmill that hangs on the edge of violent self-destruction. Enough? Not yet: there's the voluptuous and energetic Ashley Bach, the desperate plan to resurrect a long-dead and deservedly little-known poet, and the creation of the only varsity ice-hockey team on Long Island, plus a few minor ingredients. Korman stirs all this together, adding heavy doses of irony and wish-fulfilment, until it whips up into a contrived but crowd-pleasing confection.

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1987
Page count: 288pp
Publisher: Scholastic