The Loser List #2: Revenge of the Loser
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545399265 Hardcover
240 Pages | 5.68" x 8.28" | Ages 8 to 12
Danny Shine might have gotten his name off the Loser List in the girls' bathroom, but he's still got problems—like the new kid, Ty Randall. Ty seems perfect: handsome, serious, committed to worthy causes—everything Danny's not. Will out-of-control jealousy wreck Danny's life, or can he undo the damage before it's too late?
All the highs and lows of middle school are brought hilariously to life in this notebook-style novel, full of drawings, charts, and Danny's unique take on seventh grade.
Raves & reviews:
"Danny's lively, humorous journal-like narrative, which is interspersed with his cartoons, incorporates issues ranging from insecurity and jealousy to appreciating others. An entertaining school-centric read that's ideal for reluctant readers and comic-book fans." —Booklist
"An easy read with a good heart; fans of the first will respond well again." —Kirkus
"Written in the same style as the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" books (Abrams), this title will definitely appeal to reluctant readers. However, unlike Greg Heffley, Danny is much more self-aware and truly learns from his mistakes...the book's positive message will strike a chord with many readers." —School Library Journal
Praise for The Loser List
Parents' Choice Recommended Seal Award Winner, 2011
"I would give this novel a five out of five star rating because of the wonderful layout, excellent word choice and great use of pictures. I would recommend this novel to anyone nine to 13 years of age. Lots of dialogue, strong description, detailed characters and settings made this novel a terrific read." —The National Post, review by Cole Cobbledick (age 13)
"A story with humour reminiscent of Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, in which Danny gets himself removed from the Loser List, only to get duped into committing a crime." —Today's Parent
"The design of Kowitt's story ought to attract Wimpy Kid fans, and the book's 'be yourself' message makes it a more earnest alternative." —Publishers Weekly
"Danny's humorous line drawings help tell the story, making this a fun and accessible book for reluctant readers and comics fans. Danny is a genuinely likable character whose reactions are understandable, and readers will empathize with him as his dilemma snowballs, cheering at his final triumph." —Booklist