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The author of the book: Gordon Korman
Date of issue: May 1st 1991
ISBN 13: 9780590442107
Format files: PDF
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I no longer recognize teen angst. It is so full of werewolves, it bears no resemblance to either being a teen or feeling angst. And so I reread I Want to Go Home because it's about the kind of things that caused ME angst -- namely, summer camp.
Sometimes I think the secret of YA fiction is to read "boy books." If this had been written for girls, it would be about how summer camp is so awful because Girl A has to be away from her boyfriend and Girl B wants this other boy to like her who's also at camp and Girl C is trying to lose 10 pounds and Girl D is mean until her terrible secret comes out and we learn she's really anorexic. And then it would wrap up with a romance, and special lessons about growing up, self acceptance, and eating disorders.
But since it was written for boys, it's about how summer camp is awful because people are ridiculous; and the smarter you are, the more ridiculous they seem; and it's funny and weird. Which book would you rather read?
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Read information about the authorKorman wrote his first book, "This Can't be Happening at Macdonald Hall", when he was 12 years old, for a coach who suddenly found himself teaching 7th grade English. He later took that episode and created a book out of it, as well, in "The Sixth Grade Nickname Game", wherein Mr. Huge was based on that 7th grade teacher.
Korman moved to New York City, where he studied film and film writing. While in New York, he met his future wife; live in Long Island with their three children.
He has published more than 50 books.
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