- Short-listed, Red Cedar Award (BC Young Readers' Choice), 2021
- Short-listed, OLA Red Maple Award, Fiction - Honour Book, 2019
- Commended, OLA Best Bets, 2019
- Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2019
Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9781443182010 Paperback
280 Pages | 4.981" x 7.733" | Ages 9 to 12
Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9781443170161 Hardcover
288 Pages | 5.947" x 8.537" | Ages 9 to 14
Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9781443170178 Ebook
280 Pages | Ages 9 to 14
Gordon Korman’s newest stand-alone novel, featuring Greenwich Middle School’s class of outcasts and miscreants — The Unteachables!
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 this 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. Bu 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 a redemption.
Recent accolades and reviews for Restart:
Nominated, OLA Silver Birch Award, Fiction, 2018
* “A fresh approach to the familiar topic of bullying, kept credible by believable characters and events, with typical Korman humor and just the right touch of mystery.” —School Library Journal, starred review
“In this compelling and sometimes humorous tale of nature and identity, Korman offers an intriguing exploration of the potential for redemption” —Publishers Weekly