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Grade 6-9-- The summer before their senior year, Jason and his friends Don and Ferguson get a golden opportunity to declare their independence by subletting Jason's older brother Joe's Toronto apartment. All the boys have to do--after convincing their skeptical parents to let them try this experiment--is to pay the rent each month. But they hadn't yet met their landlord, Mr. Plotnick, who also owns the deli below. And they hadn't known about Joe's friend Rootbeer, who wanders in and out of the apartment at will, who is enormous and eccentric, and whose attention span is so limited that he develops a new, increasingly bizarre hobby every day. And they hadn't figured on Plotnick's back trouble and their own involvement--so to speak--in managing the deli. Nor had they contemplated that Joe's Camaro, part of the sublet deal, would be mistakenly identified as a stolen car and be towed away. And much, much more. Surprisingly, it's not the quick twists and turns of the farcical plot that keep this very funny story moving. It's Jason's spirited narrative, his self-effacing sense of humor, and his finely tuned ear for the ridiculous that make these unbelievable antics work and create characters from these caricatures. Young readers will either put this down early with a groan--or, more likely, they'll speed through, slowed down only by uncontrollable laughing fits. --Jack Forman, Mesa College Library, San Diego
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Praise for Losing Joe's Place:
"This zany romp through a city summer is proof again of Gordon Korman's prolific talent ... fast paced with great characters and full of unbelievable events that we would all like to believe possible!" — CM Reviews --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
I haven't read this book in almost six years, and I still remember it as one of the funniest and enjoyable books that I've ever read. Read morePublished on Feb. 26 2003 by Alexia Denyce Lewis
i love gordon korman, and most of all i love his older books featuring high-school students, who are capable of acheiving much more mayhem! Read morePublished on Dec 21 2002 by cck
This book is very funny! It ends so very unexpectably, but it helps the story be even funnier! I recomend this book after you have read I wanna go home! :)Published on March 24 2002 by AK BC
I read this book roughly six times one summer about 9 years ago (I am 19 year old college student now) and I still occasionally think of random little things from it. Read morePublished on Feb. 27 2002
Losing Joe's Place I will rate this book a four star, because this book was a excellant book for young teens. I liked it very much. It was lives. Read morePublished on June 4 2001
After Joe's brother moved to his apartment bad things starts to happend. First they didn't have a job, and the worst is that his brother told him not to loose his place because it... Read morePublished on May 11 2000
I can't believe that so many of Gordon Korman's books are out of print! Has the world lost its mind??? We need Gordon Korman! To keep us happy...to keep us laughing... Read morePublished on Oct. 19 1999
I loved this book, it was so fun to read. As I read this book, I could easily see it being turned into a TV-movie. Read morePublished on Oct. 8 1999