Dunces Anonymous

Dunces Anonymous

Book - 2009
Average Rating:
44
1
Rate this:
Josh Johnson's mother wants him to run for class president. Josh just wants to run and hide. If only there were a club to help downtrodden eleven-year-olds escape their parents' ambitions! But since no such club exists, Josh has to invent one--he calls it Dunces Anonymous, and before he knows it, the membership is up to three.

Magnolia and Wang help Josh lose the school presidential election, but that's just the beginning of the club's activities. Magnolia, pressured by her mom into trying out for the role of Juliet in the school's play, finds herself fending off the advances of an overly amorous Romeo. Wang's father has forced him to join the school chess club, but Wang desperately wants to take fencing lessons instead.

As the three friends try to free Magnolia from the school play, liberate Wang from the chess club and get rid of horrible Stacey Hogarth, who has vowed to become the new president of Dunces Anonymous, they realize that they all have talents--if only their parents could see them.
Publisher: Victoria, B.C. : Orca Book Publishers, c2009
ISBN: 9781554690978
Branch Call Number: JAIMET
Characteristics: 157 p

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

i
ivych99
May 21, 2014

read this in grade 5, and i still remembered that i was sooo goood!

m
mebo
Dec 16, 2013

awesome book

m
michll_yu
Oct 23, 2013

THIS BOOK IS AWESOME!!! I loved it!

d
DavidHScott
Aug 21, 2011

A fun story about how three kids scheme to get out of the activities their parents want them to be good at, but they aren't.

b
blalala
May 02, 2011

Dunces Anonymous was a good book, and always had interesting events with very interesting personalities for characters. I believe many kids around their age could definitely relate to the characters in some way. This is definitely a book that I'd recommend to my friends.

i
ILoveKitty
Apr 27, 2011

I liked this book because it was a great book and a page turner.

n
Netdex593
Apr 26, 2011

Awesome book. Just proves how many kids are suffering under their parents' expectations which are not met.

a
asdf___ghjkl
Apr 26, 2011

THIS RULES!!!

k
Katherine12321
Apr 24, 2011

There was no point of this book.

Read_at_MarkhamPL Apr 17, 2011

A funny, easy read for those with overachieving parents. If you ever felt the need to rebel against the projects and demands your parents put on you, but were not quite ready to actually do anything about it, "Dunces Anonymous" will either inspire you or provide you with some comic relief. :D

View All Comments

Quotes

Add a Quote

h
hihi1123
Mar 05, 2011

"O Romeo, Romeo, werewolf art thou, Romeo?"-Hannah
"Hannah, darling, this is Romeo and Juliet, not Twilight!"-Mrs. Karloff

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at SL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top