the reader in a quiet corner

hi, i'm ceecee. my reading interests can be described as eclectic.

i made this account just in case goodreads implodes, but will be eratically updating here.



Wayside School Gets a Little  Stranger - Louis Sachar, Adam McCauley Weird, illogical, goofy and crazy, Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger is hilarious . It's just the kind of book which tickles my funny bone because it's just so, well, strange .

Your school consists of 30 stories, each story with only one classroom, and the elevator only goes up but never down. Wait, don't forget that there's no nineteenth floor but you could swear you can hear cows from there.. Your dentist is a hypnotist, and your substitute teacher has 3 nostrils. God, I just loved the craziness of it all.

Each chapter is a vignette, but some come together to form a story. It's okay if you didn't read the first 2 books, I think it just added to the hilarity. And you know what, amidst the goofiness of it all, there was something sweet and something profound inserted in between the pages, which is the kind of thing I admire in Louis Sachar's works.

Its humour isn't for everybody (one of my friends couldn't appreciate what made this book so funny to me), but I don't really care. I'm a weirdo and this book is for me.