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Losers, Inc.


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Book Review

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

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


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.

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