8th out of 10 books — 5 voters
by Don Trembath
Rooster Cobb is in trouble--with his school, with his mother, with his girlfriend. He smokes too much and he hates his stepfather. In fact, he might not graduate from high school. But he just doesn't seem to care. That is until the guidance counselor and the principal come up with a plan to get Rooster through grade twelve, out of their lives forever and possibly on the ri...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published May 1st 2005 by Orca Book Publishers
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Underachiever Rooster is too smart to let slip through the system, so his exasperated English teacher finds a way to both punish him for his misbehaviors in class and allow him to graduate, dependent on his success at this new assignment: he can volunteer at rec center, where he'll work with a group of mentally disabled adults who want to bring their bowling league to the Special Olympics. Getting along with the principal’s daughter who is also assigned to work on this project with Rooster is an...more
It's about this boy named Rooster whose in High School. Rooster faces many struggles, like with his family, school and girlfriend. And the worse part is, he might not graduate from High School. So the only way that he might be able to graduate is by joining the bowling team in school and teaching them how to bowl.