The Schernoff Discoveries by Gary Paulsen

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Harold Schernoff, 14-year-old science whiz and social nerd, has a theory for every problem, from dating, to bullies, to making money, to sports, to how to buy a car when you're underage. When he and his buddy team up to put his theories to the test, nothing goes according to plan. A ski lesson becomes: Mass x Acceleration x Slope of hill = eeeAAGGHHH. As for first dates, only Harold could mastermind such disaster. Only Harold could go fishing and get caught by the fish. And only Gary Paulsen could write such a wonderfully funny story of friendship.


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About Gary Paulsen

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Gary Paulsen is the author of more than 100 books and the winner of numerous awards, including three Newbery Honors and the Golden Spur Award for Best Young Adult Western.
 
Published August 31, 2011 by Yearling. 114 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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But if Harold is a brainy geek, with theories about everything from girls to fishing to bullies, the narrator operates under a somewhat dimmer star, willing to help Harold test his theories and come up with results that are just short of disastrous.

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Two junior high boys lose their ""uncool"" status when they kiss girls and foil some football team thugs in this comedy set in the 1950s.

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The novel is told from Gary’s point of view, and Andrews narrates in a high, nasal voice, sounding like a boy on the verge of puberty, but regulating his pitch so that his reading never becomes cloying.

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Harold joins home economics class ("" `It's simply chemistry,' he said one morning while handing me a delicious apple tart that he'd just finished baking"").

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