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By Gordon Korman   

Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9781443187411 Hardcover
312 Pages | 5.930" x 8.551" | Ages 9 to 12

Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9781443187442 Ebook
312 Pages | Ages 9 to 12

King of middle-grade Gordon Korman’s new standalone novel full of mystery, humour, friendship . . . and alligators!

Jett Baranov is Silicon Valley’s number one spoiled brat. The son of a billionaire tech genius, he has everything money can buy, which means he’s in the habit of getting into a lot of trouble. When one of his stunts brings in the US Air Force, Jett’s father sends him off to Oasis Mind and Body Wellness center where he’ll be unplugged and disconnected from the outside world.

Of course Jett hates it instantly and does his best to get himself kicked out. But it’s not as easy as he thinks. When Grace Atwater rescues a defenseless lizard, Jett is drawn into caring for the little guy with the help of Grace, Tyrell Karrigan and Brooklyne Feldman. But things aren’t as they seem at Oasis. There’s something going on with the head meditation pathfinder, Ivory — something dangerous that threatens the future of all the guests at Oasis. And Jett is the only one who can put a stop to it.

Told in Gordon’s now classic multi-voice style, Unplugged combines mystery, comedy, friendship . . . and don’t forget about the crocodiles!

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Gordon Korman:

“Readers will be able to see themselves in the well-drawn characters that populate this quirky, funny, and relatable book.” (Slacker) — Quill & Quire

“Chapters rotate narration . . . giving varied perspectives to this humorous classroom underdog story that champions teamwork, kindness, and hidden sparks.” (The Unteachables) — Publishers Weekly

“Korman spins a narrative of redemption and belief in exceeding self-expectations.” (The Unteachables)Kirkus Reviews

“Humorous, relatable, and full of heart, Korman’s gift for understanding the middle school mind is on full display.” (Supergifted) — School Library Journal

“Managing a large cast of characters with ease, Korman creates a comedy of compounded errors leading to a public disaster and, strangely enough, a happy ending.” (Supergifted) — Booklist

Praise for Notorious:

“Korman (The Unteachables) brings his usual humor and heart to this well-plotted mystery—told in alternating chapters by Keenan, ZeeBee, and a few other characters—that sensitively explores themes of friendship and family and offers realistically flawed, believable characters.” — Publishers Weekly

“Korman is reliably at the head of the pack in middle-grade quirkiness, and his fans will be well pleased with this fresh title.” — Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

“Notorious is a loony, endearing Gordon Korman (Ungifted) tale of middle school kids dealing with unlikely but quietly life-changing situations.” — Common Sense Media