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Book Review

Losers, Inc. by Claudia Mills has been reviewed by Focus on the Family’s marriage and parenting magazine.

Positive Elements

Spiritual Content

Sexual Content

Violent Content

Crude or Profane Language

Drug and Alcohol Content

Other Negative Elements

Conclusion

Pro-social Content

Objectionable Content

Summary Advisory

Plot Summary

Self-proclaimed losers Ethan and Julius never try very hard at anything. Why should they, when the world is obviously against them? Then the beautiful Ms. Grace Gunderson becomes their student teacher. At first, Ethan improves his work ethic and behavior simply to impress Grace — but he soon realizes that his new activities leave him too busy to keep track of how unfair life is. As Ethan starts enjoying his nonloser status, his friendship with Julius gets rocky.

Christian Beliefs

None

Other Belief Systems

Ethan offers two quick prayers to God. In the first, he asks that his brother make an important free throw. In the second, he requests that he not have to sit next to the girl who has a crush on him.

Authority Roles

Ethan's loving, supportive parents provide a solid foundation for his healthy family. Teachers are portrayed as wise and competent. The kids listen to them and treat them with respect.

Profanity/Violence

None

Kissing/Sex/Homosexuality

None

Discussion Topics

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Credits

Rating

Readability Age Range

8 to 12

Author

Claudia Mills

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Distributor

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Performance

Record Label

Platform

Publisher

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Released

On Video

Year Published

2013

Awards

Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books of the Year

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