The Unteachables by Gordon Korman

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  • Adventurous
  • Christian Friendly
  • Easy Reading
  • Humerous
  • Youth Appropriate
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This book is the perfect book for kids, teens AND MAYBE EVEN ADULTS!!! I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!! I have been saving this book for a while, truth be told… I didn’t want to read it… But when I picked it up and re-read the back of it I was like, “Ok, fine. I’ll try it.”. And it was amazing! I was not able to find anything wrong with it, NOTHING AT ALLLLLLL!!!! The book was super clean and super funny. (You guys have to read it.)

The book is about the class of 117(aka, The Unteachables), the kids in it are like super crazy and aren’t really good at school. But then this new teacher comes along, and suddenly everything changes.  And it is AWESOME!!!!

I seriously LOVED IT, and I am very happy there was no cursing, or ‘Bleh!’, and that it was clean. This book is one I suggest to ALL kids, even younger ones. Cause I think this book may have stolen a spot on my favorite list.

Over all, this is a great book for kids to read and a great book for Christians. It may not talk about Church or God, but it is a super clean and friendly book.


  • A very funny, very kid-friendly book!
  • Totally appropriate.



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 student body and isolated in room 117.

Their teacher is Mr. Zachary Kermit, the most burned-out teacher in all of Greenwich. He was once a rising star, but his career was shattered by a cheating scandal that still haunts him. After years of phoning it in, he is finally one year away from early retirement. But the superintendent has his own plans to torpedo that idea—and it involves assigning Mr. Kermit to the Unteachables.

The Unteachables never thought they’d find a teacher who had a worse attitude than they did. And Mr. Kermit never thought he would actually care about teaching again. Over the course of a school year, though, room 117 will experience mayhem, destruction—and maybe even a shot at redemption.

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