A Semester in the Life of a Garbage Bag Point ePUB

A Semester in the Life of a Garbage Bag Point ePUB

A Semester in the Life of a Garbage Bag Point ➺ [Reading] ➼ A Semester in the Life of a Garbage Bag Point By Gordon Korman ➯ – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk When luckless Raymond Jardine becomes Sean Delancey's eleventh grade English project partner he persuades Sean's grandfather to pose as a long deceased obscure Canadian poet in an effort to pass the c When luckless in the MOBI í Raymond Jardine becomes Sean Delancey's eleventh grade English project partner he persuades Sean's grandfather to pose as a long deceased obscure Canadian poet in an effort to pass the course and win a vacation to a luxurious Greek island.


10 thoughts on “A Semester in the Life of a Garbage Bag Point

  1. Carey Carey says:

    When will Gavin Gunhold finally get the literary recognition he deserves?


  2. Nick Nick says:

    Another great book by Gordon Korman from the late 80s early 90s I learned so many things from this book talking about myself in the first person writing poetry under pressure the joy of watching the weather channel Many a night I spent watching stormfronts with Dana Levenson on the Weather Network I truly think that my comfort in writing my wife little love poems is a direct result of Gavin Gunhold's method of poetry writing take a random work from an encyclopedia and run with it I cannot recommend this book highly enough


  3. Michelle Michelle says:

    A high school favorite silly and out of print I no longer feel bad about not returning it to the WCHS library


  4. Alissa Alissa says:

    What I want is a Where Are They Now type cast reunion of this book I can only guessRaymond After his visit to Theamalops his luck did indeed change for the better During the last years of the 20th Century he made his first billion in the dotcom industryand then promptly lost the majority of it when said industry collapsed But not all was lost He is now a YouTube Sensation capitalizing on goofepic fail videos He is commonly known as The Don't Try This At Home Guy He is currently filming his first movie based on said YouTube series Critics expect it to be the Blockbuster Hit of the Summer and talks of a seuel are already in the works He and wife Helga a model whom he met in Theamalpos are expecting their first child whom they plan to name GavinSean Peaked in high school after which he went on to have an unremarkable college career in general business He is now single and working middle management somewhere in Jersey Most nights he can be found downing Buds at his favorite Blue Collar Bar spouting stories about his glory days to anyone who will listen usually this is just Tony the bartender Gramps After the whole SAGGEN Incident he received no fewer than 5 six figure publishing deals 3 for Really Bad Poetry and 2 for his life story He used the money from said deals to purchase his old block Following his passing in 1999 his former building was turned into a monument dedicated to this late great artistperformer Unconfirmed rumor has it Robert De Niro is in talks to play him in an upcoming movie based on his lifeHoward He is currently employed in the field of Renewable Energy working hard every day to build a YOU better Windmill I love me a good ironydon't you?Cementhead Went on to play professional Ice Hocky and became famous for being able to take a hit better than Rocky Balboa After five successful seasons four of which he led his team to victory he sustained a career ending injury forcing an early retirement He his wife Ashley and son Cementhead Jr are now living in Hawaii where there is no ice to speak ofDanny Where else? He's in politics And a failure at it to boot And he is as slimy as ever He has been in and out of AA and is currently struggling not to take that 13th step back to the beginningMindy After a very messy divorce from ex husband Danny she got into politics herself Rumor has it she is on the fast track to becoming the first female president news which sent her ex to fall back off the wagon She currently resides in Washington DC with her life partner Meredith and their dogs Buffy and Angel Gavin Gunhold Is still dead But following the events of the story a Moose Head monument was erected at the sight of his untimely demise It has become the site of yearly pilgrimages for Bad Poets everywhere


  5. Jordan Halsey Jordan Halsey says:

    This was another book that profoundly influenced me After I read this I stopped wanting to be Rudy Miller and started trying to be Raymond Jardine The book is about Sean Delancey at least nominally and how his new partner for the big semester project in English is ruining his life That would be Raymond Jardine who always refers to himself in the third person as JardineJardine is the unluckiest person in the world but he has a plan to change that He needs to stand out from the rest of the school so he'll be chosen for the school system's summer trip to the Greek island of Theamelpos Maximum of 6 chosen per school So between september when the english project is assigned and the end of the semester when they make the selections he needs to become one of the top six students in the schoolThe centerpiece of this plan is the aforesaid english project which must be absolutely top notch to rescue Jardine's otherwise awful english grades The project is a semester long poetry analysis paper Each pair chooses a poet and runs with him or her Jardine insists on choosing a complete unknown to impress the teacher Unfortunately their poet turns out to be unknown because he died fifty years ago after writing only one poem Their solution to this problem is well ethically problematicI've never understood why this hasn't been made into a movie yet It's everyone's classic high school problem How do I keep my english partner from flunking me off the basketball team with his schemes to get to Greece? Read this book you won't just be reading Sean and Raymond's story you'll be reading your own story as well


  6. Daniel Summerstay Daniel Summerstay says:

    I thought it was good I especially liked the cutting edge poetry It was a lot like Korman's other book the son of InterfluxReread I reread this on a whim the other day after only having read it once when I was twelve I hadn't realised just how brilliant the book was the first time On the surface Gordon's characters can often seem one dimensional but I was struck by his ability to subtly characterise relationships and personality traits that the characters don't express through their words nor are mentioned by the narration For example we see Jardine's mother for only one scene in the whole book but through the way she acts and the way she interacts with Jardine as well as some details of past events that characters relate objectively we seem to get a whole picture of Jardine's home life and their relationship Another clever element was the way characters wouldn't get what they thought they wanted at the conclusion but would still be satisfied which is much the way things often work in real life Like spoilers Sean not getting together with Ashley but being pleased he could be a good friend to Steve them getting a c on the poetry project for effort Sean's parents becoming eually nutty about being anti technology as they were the whole time for it SACGEN being rebuilt In fact the only plotline that didn't have one of these realistic endings was the Theamelpos line which Korman knew could only end the way it did In this way it's similar to elements from Son of Interflux like where Simon doesn't even come close to winning the Vishnik prize but does paint a piece that dumbfounds even his eccentric painting mentor I've read other Korman books but these two stand out by far both in entertainment and literary merit Anythinghe wrote after the 80s usually disappoints me but this may be because they're written for a younger audienceI mentioned in Wodehouse's Leave it to Psmith I wanted to see books lauding eccentricity; this is a theme which is definitely present in this book with characters like Jardine and Patrick Delancey


  7. Rebecca McNutt Rebecca McNutt says:

    This is one of those books with genuinely funny humor creative and likable characters a brilliant plot and it never lets up on any of it A Semester in the Life of a Garbage Bag is a great story and still timeless even today


  8. Liz Liz says:

    This book is a masterpiece My Goodreads followers know I don’t normally post reviews This book is a masterpiece I first read it in high school and I enjoyed the hell out of reading it again


  9. Jess Jess says:

    I read this multiple times when I was a teenager and every time it made me laugh out loud so hard that my mother got annoyed some of us have housework to do and can't sit around reading funny books all day I have since realized as a mother and head kitchen cleaner type of person myself that housework is a lot bearable if you make time to read in betweenor occasionally instead of vacuuming and wiping down the countersI only vaguely remember that this book involves some sort of madcap adventure between various high school social outcasts and yet I can still heartily recommend it The fact that it's out of print is a reflection of everything that's wrong with our society Go find a library that still stocks it or find a used copy online You won't be sorryIf you're able to read this entire drink while drinking milk without snorting it out of your nose at least once the milk not the bookI will give you a medal


  10. J J says:

    A SEMESTER IN THE LIFE OF A GARBAGE BAG BY GORDON KORMANJardine and Delancey are on a missionGet to Theamelpos by any means possibleThis may include but is by no means limited to kissing up to their Principal tolerating their stuck up student president Forging poetry for their English project Starting the only hockey team in the state keeping that one cute girl away from the school muscle head not necessarily in that order


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