The Unteachables
by Gordon Korman

Melissa says,

Each person in this 8th grade class has learning and/or behavior difficulties. Kiana goes to the wrong classroom on the first day at a new school and is shocked that their teacher does crossword puzzles instead of teaching.

Why does Parker drive a truck? Did Elaine really push another student down the stairs? With Korman’s wonderful storytelling, you’re sure to fall in love with these characters and root for the underdogs to win the day.