The Unteachables

The Unteachables

What happens when the worst class of kids in school is paired with the worst teacher? The Unteachables are a notorious class of misfits, delinquents, and academic train wrecks. Like Aldo, with anger management issues; Parker, who can?t read; Kiana, who doesn?t even belong in the class?or any class; and Elaine (rhymes with pain). The Unteachables have been removed from the s What happens when the worst class of kids in school is paired with the worst teacher? The Unteachables are a...

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Title:The Unteachables
Author:Gordon Korman
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:The Unteachables
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Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

The Unteachables Reviews

  • Piyali
    Feb 14, 2019
    A sweet story of misfits and their misunderstood teacher. In typical Gordon Korman style, the characters made me smile. ...
  • Jessica
    Feb 27, 2019
    Reader, I cried. But I also laughed. This book isn't just for kids, who will find it funny but (I hope) also look at it with compassion and understanding. It's also for teachers, teachers who leaped from college bursting with energy and eager to mold young minds only to butt up ...
  • Heather
    Jan 15, 2019
    Super cute story about how we can influence each other?s lives positively if we just show that we care. ...
  • Sarah
    Aug 18, 2018
    It seems as though fictional educators are either cruel taskmasters or incredible human beings who turn children's lives around. The eighth grade class of unteachables boasts a teacher who begins as a mere time card puncher yet becomes a SUPERSTAR! before novel's end. It's the sort of ...
  • Emily
    Feb 16, 2019
    Zach Kermit is a teacher close to retirement. Because of a ?test score scandal? years before, he has been burned out, shuffled around to teach the ?Unteachables,? with the superintendent?s hope that Kermit can be forced out before his retirement. This was a fun book - made me...
  • Blodeuedd Finland
    Jan 20, 2019
    Oh I did not realise this was MG before reading the synopsis. I thought it was YA since they were 13. But hey it works for everyone! This is THE class. The one everyone avoids and where the school puts the kids they do not know wht to do with, and forgets them. Mr Kermit just wan...
  • Blessing
    Jan 11, 2019
    Korman never fails. He was recommended to me from one of my friends a while back and when this came out I was able to get a hold of it pretty quickly! A very "worth-my-time" read. I enjoyed how each chapter was a different person in this 8th grade class of "Unteachables" POV of what's ...
  • Brenda
    Aug 30, 2018
    Mr. Kermit (AKA Ribbet) has been burned out from teaching, ever since the cheating scandal incident some 30 years ago. What made the whole episode worse is that it was one of his students who was accused of cheating, and Mr. Kermit knew nothing about it, yet still ended up being blamed...
  • Judith
    Jan 30, 2019
    Omg, I loved this adorable little story. As an educator, I could relate to the teacher and recognized the kids as having been my own students at one time or another. Being an educator is difficult, especially with all the media bashing of teachers, difficult contract negotiations,...
  • Ms. Yingling
    Sep 27, 2018
    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Mr. Kermit is entering his 30th year of teaching, and he's already put in for early retirement. He started his career full of grand ideals and enthusiasm, but a testing scandal over 25 years ago sucked the life out of him, and he spends his days handing out...
  • Jaymie
    Dec 18, 2018
    [I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.] Fantastic! I loved the characters and the heart of this story. I was inspired by this story of the transformation that can happen when students have teachers and other adults who believe in them. Mr. Kermit, th...
  • P.M.
    Feb 16, 2019
    I have always liked Gordon Korman's books and this is no exception. Mr. Kermit is one year away from retirement and a satisfactory pension. However the superintendent harbors a lot of anger for Mr. Kermit because of a cheating scandal 27 years in the past that was not the teacher's fau...
  • JoScho
    Jan 26, 2019
    Middle grade book about a burnt out teacher and a class of misfits. Some of the characters were more developed and more like able than others. As a teacher, there were some very relatable moments. Overall this was a cute little story about redemption and finding the people you need at ...
  • Alex (not a dude) Baugh
    Feb 27, 2019
    This is a fun/serious book about teacher burnout and redemption. I always enjoy a Gordon Korman book and this is not different. ...
  • Katy Noyes
    Jan 12, 2019
    Perfect 'Mr Chips'-like uplifting fare for KS2/3. A good teacher gone to seed. A class of misfits the system has given up on. While you might guess how the story is generally going to unfold, it was an absolute pleasure listening to the multiple narrators tell their story of a year ...
  • Tiffany Reynolds
    Jan 19, 2019
    This story has been done before, in movies and books: unteachable class gets unexpectedly inspired by a teacher. However, this book has interesting twists on that plot, and it never feels predictable. The "unteachables," as they are called by students and staff alike, are a self-contai...
  • Anita Eti
    Nov 28, 2018
    For someone who officially qualifies as an adult, I enjoyed this way more than I should have. Obviously, it's for younger readers and the writing seems juvenile at times, but it's a story that can touch the heart of a lot of people who might have been considered "unteachable" in school...
  • Tlwinky
    Jan 22, 2019
    This story is the middle school equivalent to the Island of Misfit Toys. Mr. Kermit and his class of misfits are lovable and endearing and hilarious. Each character has a unique reason for being in the "Unteachables" classroom, which makes the book hard to put down. Gordon Korman will ...
  • Theresa Grissom
    Jul 31, 2018
    Thanks to Edelweiss plus for an ARC of this book. Another hit from Gordon Korman! I simply adored this middle grade story. Loved the characters and couldn't put this down. The students at my school will love getting their hands on this one. Can't wait to share it with them. ...
  • Maggie
    May 08, 2019
    I loved this book so much. It deserves the 5 stars and more. Amazing story and characters. It's really good. ...
  • Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
    Apr 25, 2019
    The Unteachables by Gordon Korman, 288 pages. Balzer + Bray (Harper), 2019. $17. Language: G (0 swears, 0 ?f?); Mature Content: G; Violence: G (some mild anger management problems) BUYING ADVISORY: EL, MS - ESSENTIAL AUDIENCE APPEAL: HIGH Kiana, Parker, Elaine, Aldo, Ra...
  • Mayar El Mahdy
    Apr 29, 2019
    3.5/5 actually. Middle grade books can mend your heart. This is my third book by Gordon Korman, who has written about 90 books like this one, How great is that? This is about a depressed teacher suffering from the aftermath of a scandal, and special not-so-studious class called ...
  • Jill
    Jan 08, 2019
    Zachary Kermit has been teaching for a long time. He?s in his last year before he can take early retirement, and he?s just cruising with his giant coffee mug until June, when he can finally hang it all up and live a life of leisure. But the school?s superintendent has different p...
  • Melanie Dulaney
    Sep 22, 2018
    Gordon Korman just keeps on bringing heart-warming and humorous fabulousness to my middle grade readers... and to the adults who read along with them. I enjoyed his more action-filled MasterMinds trilogy as well as the Swindle books with problem-solving Griffin and his friends, but Mr....
  • Books on Stereo
    Jan 30, 2019
    A quaint, charming story of a bunch of misfits that is muddled by the egregious amount of different point of views. ...
  • Eva
    Jan 24, 2019
    Very similar vibes to Ungifted and I'm not thrilled about the alternating POVs every single chapter but! It was a very sweet and inspiring story without getting too bogged down in itself or taking itself too seriously. ...
  • Renee
    Jan 16, 2019
    I found The Unteachables to be hilariously funny with a depth of character and themes that spoke deeply to my heart. At times I found it to be charming and other times remarkably sad, It brought to the forefront that everyone counts. Everyone is teachable ? even the teacher! This ...
  • Rustin Verret
    Jan 15, 2019
    Another amazing Gordon Korman book! I was rushing to finish this because Gordon Korman is going to our school TOMORROW. I'm so exited. This book is about a group of kids who have anger issues, can't read or constantly fall asleep in class. One year, they get stuck with the one teacher ...
  • Yasmeena
    Sep 27, 2018
    I mean...... this is by Gordon Korman of course it's gonna be good ...
  • Emma
    May 15, 2019
    This is a GREAT book. There is a lot of heart to it and it's pretty funny. The unteachables start off as looking pretty "unteachable", but there teacher is just trying to get this year over with so he can get his early retirement. They later become more attached and feels like his teac...