Summer Reading Assignment

  • Slacker

    by Gordon Korman Year Published: April 2017

    Slacker is about a boy named Cameron Boxer, a self-described underachiever, who loves to play video games for hours and hours on end. After tuning his mother out, Cameron is oblivious to the fact that he almost set his house on fire after not paying attention to her directions. In order to make up for it, Cameron invents a “fake” club with a mission to do good deeds for the community. The problem is that others don’t realize it is fake, so Cameron is forced to step up and actually do some good.

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  • As part of our effort to build a shared experience, our entire Wells community has always read the same novel. This year we are asking all students and staff to continue this practice with our title for the 2021-22 school year, Slacker, by Gordon Korman. This novel will serve as our launching pad for our social-emotional focus and helps us build understanding through school-wide activities connected to the book.

    We chose this title because we wanted to read something light-hearted and entertaining after a challenging school year. Slacker is about a boy named Cameron Boxer, a self-described underachiever, who loves to play video games for hours and hours on end. After tuning his mother out, Cameron is oblivious to the fact that he almost set his house on fire after not paying attention to her directions. In order to make up for it, Cameron invents a “fake” club with a mission to do good deeds for the community. The problem is that others don’t realize it is fake, so Cameron is forced to step up and actually do some good.

    We are asking you to please provide your child with this  book. Here, you will find the link to Amazon. Also, we will have some copies available to borrow, starting on July 6 and you can sign one out for two weeks through the main office (845.279.3702).  There is also an assignment to go along with the book.  Your child is responsible for reading the novel and completing the assignment by the start of school in September.