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Loser by Jerry Spinelli
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Apr 29, 10

bookshelves: 08-12yrs, 13-15yrs, favorites
Recommended for: 9-15 years
Read in August, 2010

A book for every teacher, and for every student that wants to grow their heart.

Spinelli's wisdom cries out in this novel: to make the world a better place it's often enough simply to adjust the way we look at it. We fall into seeing problems where there are no problems, dissapointments where there are great achievements, deficiencies where there are so many qualities. And this story, like so many of his others, draws our heart out enough to enjoy a clearer, warmer vision of the world and its people. Spinelli is the master of teaching empathy.

Life is never going to be easy for six year old Donald Zinkoff who is as good natured as he is clumsy and awkward. But Donald doesn't concern himself about this, his eyes and heart are too much open to others to close in on himself.

Even by the end of this story, when we've gone through so much with him, not everyone will change their attitude towards young Donald. But those who do will find a new depth in their heart that was never fathomed before.
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