Loser by Jerry Spinelli

  • Adventurous
  • Christian Friendly
  • Easy Reading
  • Humerous
  • Youth Appropriate
4.1 Llamas


So I got this book thinking it would be funny, and it kind-of was… But it was also weird. A good weird but just weird.

The book is about this kid named Zinkoff (Ouch, rough name for a kid) and he is… well interesting… He, unlike other children, likes to go to school, wants to be a mailman, loves to learn new things. And he usually gets made fun cause of it.

The book was ok, but I felt like the ending was too quick. It ended on a strange note, and it kind-of left the story hanging… I think it was because the writing form was so weird. It was kind-of 3rd person and then kind-of not. (weird right?)

Over all, I think this was a good book, but it left me hanging at the end. So if you want to read it go ahead, but I didn’t really like the plot line and story… Sorry… -The Young Llama Reader.



  • Cute story
  • Interesting plot line


  • …bullies?…

Just like other kids, Zinkoff rides his bike, hopes for snow days, and wants to be like his dad when he grows up. But Zinkoff also raises his hand with all the wrong answers, trips over his own feet, and falls down with laughter over a word like “Jabip.”

Other kids have their own word to describe him, but Zinkoff is too busy to hear it. He doesn’t know he’s not like everyone else. And one winter night, Zinkoff’s differences show that any name can someday become “hero.”

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