Do you consider yourself or someone you know as hippie?? Really never used anything new in your life?! That’s what it’s like for Capricorn Anderson. Cap lives with his grandmother Rain. That is, until she falls out of a plum-tree and breaks her hip.
Cap and Rain live in Garland, an alternative farm commune. A long time ago fourteen families of hippies lived there, but now it’s only just Cap and Rain. So when Rain falls, there is no one there to help Cap. Rain tells him to take her to a hospital. Of course, he’s freaking out. He doesn’t know what that is!!!! He drives her there as Rain gives directions, and he’s only 13!!!! When the cop asks him why he didn’t just call 9-1-1 instead of driving, Cap says, yep, you guessed it, “What’s that?!?!?” Then he said he’s been driving since he was 8!
Now, with Rain in the hospital, Cap is now stuck living with another family and go to school. He was home-schooled. But anyway, he is now forced to go to Claverage Middle School (C Average Middle School) and try to fit in.
I haven’t gotten any further in this book (Schooled, by the way), but so far it is really good.
Schooled picture from Google Images.