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I am Still Not a Loser

DirectorsI am Still Not a Loser
by Jim Smith


Shortlisted

So far we have received 72 reviews of I am Still Not a Loser. You can read them below.

KIRSTY from Year 6, Owston Park Primary School:

This book is apsolutly epic . i think the illistotions are
great and the names of the characters are so funny . i would
reccomend this book to every year group in any schools.my mum
and dad evan liked it so READ THIS
BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!

Marks out of 10: 10

Charlotte from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

Sadly, this is a book I just could not get into. It is about
Gordon Smugley who put a potion into dog food that made it
hover, so they called it hoverpoo. It hovers 10cm off the
ground. I would only recommend this to people who like things
gross.

Marks out of 10: 5

from Year 7, Danum Academy:

it think that this is a very good book because it nealy made me
laught. it is that funny but it talks a lot about poo on the
frist couple of pages.i love the book

Marks out of 10: 4

Hollie from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

This book is about a boy called Barry Loser. In the book he
loses his best friend to his arch enemy Gordon Smugly. Barry is
also really jealous of Gordon because he is able to afford
loads of merchandice from Barry `s favourite tv show, future
ratboy.

What I like most about this book is the difference in
characters .My favourite is Barry and Andrew who has an
imaginary friend Ivisv I don t think Andrew has quite grown
out of his imaginary friend stage.

My favourite character was Gordon Smugly because he was a
character that seemed very smug and very ugly the name was
perfect Gordon Smugly. But the best bit about Gordon was he
thought he was a leader and thought he was greater then
everyone even though he wasn't.

I disliked nothing really about this book the only reason I
give it an eight was when i started reading it was dinner, I
felt sick about the hoverpoos.

I would recommend this book to any reader that likes Diary of a
wimpy kid ,Big Nate and World of Norm because the story has
similarites to all of these

Marks out of 10: 8

Mia from Year 6, Owston Park Primary School:

This book will make you laugh but I would probably recommend
that it is from ages 8-10


7 out of 10

Marks out of 10: 7

owen from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

I liked Barry Loser and his friends in I Am Still Not A Loser.
His friends have weird names and I think thats why I like this
book so much. It was funny when Gordon screamed at the thumb
and Barry still got told off. I loved this book and I hope I
can read the whole series.

Marks out of 10: 9

luke S from Year 6, Hexthorpe Primary School:

If you like amazing long story's you will enjoy this awsome
book called I am still not a loser by Jim Smith. If you keep on
reading this book if I was you i would keep on reading and
reading, and also it is good to read to your family and
friends. also it is cool for all school's and classes and year
group's. I guarantee that you will enjoy this book. Also the
author has used lot's of adjectives.

Marks out of 10: 10

Dennis from Year 6, Saltersgate Junior School:

This book is about a boy called Barry Loser and a boy called
Darren Darrenofski who makes fun of his name[summary for I am
not a loser]
This book is again about Barry Loser and a boy called Gordon
Smugly.Gordon Smugly loves Future Ratboy[Barry's Bunky's,who's
Barry's best friend,Gordon Smugly's favourite cartoon] it all
starts in class where Gordon shows his epertise on Future
Ratboy and Bunky pretends he knows all about it causing Gordon
to runaway with Bunky ruining Barry's life all over again!

Marks out of 10: 10

Emily from Year 7, Ridgewood School:

great book its crazy just like me! :)

Marks out of 10: 10

Chloe from Year 7, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

I an still not a loser is a really good book because it is
funny and if you like comedy you would like it. There are more
than one of these books so you could even read all of the set.
I would recomend this book for those reasons. This book is
really enjoyable, I couldnt put the book down. This book is
Epic. I loved this book plus it is set out like Diary of the
Wimpy Kid and Dork Diaries so it is really easy to read.

Marks out of 10: 10

george from Year 5, Thorne King Edward Primary School:

this book is ok but some of it i would have changed

Marks out of 10: 5

poppy & shamelia from Year 5, Thorne King Edward Primary School:

poppy: i would like to read this book, but my friend has read a
bit of it and she says that is is amzing and funny and she
would like me to read it :)

shamelia

Marks out of 10: 9

Tyler from Year 6, Thorne King Edward Primary School:

It looks good because it like Tom gates and I really I Tom
gates

Marks out of 10: 10

Tyler from Year 6, Thorne King Edward Primary School:

It looks good because it like Tom gates and I really like Tom
gates

Marks out of 10: 10

ellie from Year 6, Owston Park Primary School:

it was amazing.i cant wait to read the next one.soooo funny.

Marks out of 10: 7

Sam from Year 5, Owston Park Primary School:

even though i have yet to read this book i really want to read
it. ive asked my teacher to reserve this book for me

Marks out of 10: 10

Kirsty from Year 5, Owston Park Primary School:

READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!!
I would highly recommend this book to any school and any year
group even when my mum read this book she nearly peed herself
I give this book a honest rating of 10/10 this book is totes
amaze

Marks out of 10: 10

Jasmine from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

I really enjoyed this book because it is funny and has pictures
as well as writing. My favourite character is Barry because he
is unique and interesting. The book is about a young boy named
Barry and his best friend but slowly they drift apart and find
new friends but in the end everything's fine. I recommend this
book to people who like the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series or Dork
Diaries because it is set out in the same way. The age I would
recommend for this book would be primary school age up to year
8 because I think that the story is quite simple to understand.

Marks out of 10: 8

holly from Year 7, De Warenne Academy:

the book was really good. If i had to give it a mark out of 10
i would give it a 7 because its funny but not all that good. I
would recommend it to about a 7 year old.

Marks out of 10: 7

Bethany from Year 7, De Warenne Academy:

I dint like the book because of the resons below
1.It didn't make any sence
2.It muddled me up alot with the sentances that didn't make
sence
3.After chapter 2 and at the start of chapter 2 It made NO
scence at all
I woldnt recommend this book to any body there fore I give
this book a 1 out of 10. :( :( :( :(

Marks out of 10: 1

from Year 5, De Warenne Academy:

I read up to page 76 , and my faverouite part is where Bunky
amd Barr are screaming 'SALUTE!' in Freeko's.
My least faverouite part is where Mr. Hodgepodge is kissing
granny.
I'd recommend it to y5 but be warned it doesn't make any sence
after chapter 2. 2/10

Marks out of 10: 2

kenzie from Year 7, De Warenne Academy:

This book was boring at first and didn't make any sense at
first, untill i had read more, And it started to get really
funny and amazing. Also sometimes it mentioned things it
doesn't need. It is really is good when you get to the chapter
barry loser. I would recomend it to a 9-13 year old. I read
upto page 50.

Marks out of 10: 7

Katelyn from Year 5, Owston Park Primary School:

I love this book sooooo much I could read it loads of
times.Iwould give this book 10 out 10 because its funny and a
good children book.

Marks out of 10: 10

Katelyn from Year 5, Owston Park Primary School:

I love this book sooooo much I could read it loads of
times.Iwould give this book 10 out 10 because its funny and a
good children book.

Marks out of 10: 10

Mia from Year 6, Owston Park Primary School:

Hi my name is Mia I recomend this book for everyone you can
read it at any age YOU SHOULD READ THIS BOOK I GIVE IT A 10 OUT
OF 10

Marks out of 10: 7

from Year 5, Owston Park Primary School:

I WANT THIS BOOK SO MUCH I'VE ASKED MY TEACHER TO RESERVE IT
READ IT!!

Marks out of 10: 10

Joshua from Year 6, Montagu Academy:

Wow!I'm still not a loser was my favourite book so far. So
fascinating and funny I laughed several times. Jim smith did an
outstanding job on this book. I loved this book so much my
favourite character was probably Barry loser. He was very nice
and kinda weird. My favourite part of the book was when Jim
introduced not bird and super rat boy. I didn't really liked
Gordon smugly. He was really mean. I recommend this book to
anyone but mostly children who like a laugh. The slightly
boring part was probably the museum but overall it was
brilliant. I would change the Halloween part and make someone
else get the blame but it was outstanding book.

Marks out of 10: 10

Brad from Year 6, Montagu Academy:

OMG!!! I just caught site of this hilarious front cover.I
nearly fainted in laughter because I just couldn't take my eyes
off it.I loved the way the boy was just being dumb and stupid
and how everything bad on the cover had an arrow pointing to a
sentence which said something like ignore this or it was the
objects fault. I would recommend this book to any comedy
lover.This is the best book EVER and the best I have read.If
there was another book in this series then I would buy it
before anyone else could. I can tell the author liked a bit of
humor when he was young and I hardly ever read books but this I
would read over and over again.

Marks out of 10: 10

Siobhan from Year 6, Montagu Academy:

This book was not what I thought it would be. I thought that it
would be one of those boy books but when I read it it made me
laugh ... a lot! I particularly liked it when, right at the
end, the picture showed that Barry was happy but he was also
about to stand in a hoverpoo. I also felt a bit sad because his
friend was taken by his worst enemy. I really enjoyed this
book. I would definitely recommend this book to most of my
friends.

Marks out of 10: 9

Luke from Year 6, Montagu Academy:

I really enjoyed this book because it was so funny when Barry
had the dream about hoverpoos at the beginning of the book and
he and Bunky go to Three Thumb Rita's and buy a million thumb
sweets, and the characters were amusing. Barry had to sit on
the poo chair at dinner, which was funny. I would recommend the
book for people aged 4-25.

Marks out of 10: 10

Chiara from Year 6, Montagu Academy:

I loved this book it is so hilarious! It was the best book I
have read so far! The author really kept me interested by
putting in a lot of really funny sentences! My favourite part
was the beginning because on the cereal box it said Bogie
Wogies! My favourite character was Bunky because he always says
SALUTE! I really didn't expect it to be funny I expected it to
be boring and a normal boys book. I know that there's another
two books and I would definitely read them over and over again!
I would recommend it to children for a laugh!

Marks out of 10: 10

Koisen from Year 6, Montagu Academy:

HA! This book was the most hilarious book in the world! There
was lots of humour, it made me howl with laughter! My favourite
part was when Bunky shouted "I want my mummy!" And he got
scared by looking at a fake dinosaur! I can't wait till I get
the other books! I think this book would be the funniest book I
have ever read. My favourite character was Barry Loser because
he is keel. My least favourite part was when Gordon Smugly has
stolen Barry's best friend, Bunky. Could he get back his best
friend or not? I would definitely recommend it to any humour
fans and would give it to my friends to read! Best book I have
ever read!

Marks out of 10: 10

Emma from Year 6, Montagu Academy:

OMG!!!I just found probably the worlds most funniest book ever.
This book was really hilarious. The chapters had really funny
names such as the poo chair and stupid names like that. I think
this is the funniest book in the book awards selection. At the
minute now I am reading WARP. SO FAR THIS IS A GOOD BOOK! .
Anyway I hope you have or are going to read this.

Marks out of 10: 10

Sara from Year 7, De Warenne Academy:

Tis book s so funnny it is about a boy who thinks he is not a
loser. He ninvents dog food wit poo in it!
Cereal with bogeys in it! He has a fiend who dreams weird
stuff!
I would give this book 7 out of 10.

Marks out of 10: 7

Angel from Year 6, Balby Street Primary School:

In the middle of this book Binky sits on the poo chair and it
started to smell then every one starts throwing food at him.
Then he got invited to sleep out with his friend but they get
stuck at Gordon's house who is mean because his best friend
said they would sleep so they did. I like this book because it
was funny and exciting. I would give this book 10/10. I would
recommend this book to girls and boys. The genre of this book
is comedy.

Marks out of 10: 10

macy from Year 6, Balby Street Primary School:

This book is funny because this boy went to school and he went
on a school bus with a girl.

Marks out of 10: 8

Alex from Year 8, Ridgewood School:

This has to be one of the best books i have ever read!! It is a
really easy read - it only took me 2 days to read it! It is an
extreamly funny book but could also be very relateable in some
ways! I would highly recomened it!

Marks out of 10: 10

Esha from Year 6, St Peter's Catholic Primary School:

I would give this book a mark of 9 out of 10 because it
includes alot of comedy and i liked the fact that it used
things from the dream to give the story extra details.I enjoyed
the part when the writer was talking about hover-poo because it
was very funny! I think this book deserves to be read by many
other people. I would actually say that this book would be
better for children from the ages of 5-10!!! Thankyou

Marks out of 10: 9

Chloe from Year 9, Ridgewood School:

I did not like this book!
Although I read the full thing, I did not enjoy it. I could not
get into it. For me there were too many things happening all at
once, first it was talking about hoverpoos, then ladies with
three thumbs, then they were on a school trip, then it was
hallaween and then... Oh i dont know, it was tooo confusing.But
I would not want to put less than a 2 as I think that would be
a little harsh.

Marks out of 10: 2

Chloe from Year 9, Ridgewood School:

I did not like this book!
Although I read the full thing, I did not enjoy it. I could not
get into it. For me there were too many things happening all at
once, first it was talking about hoverpoos, then ladies with
three thumbs, then they were on a school trip, then it was
hallaween and then... Oh i dont know, it was tooo confusing.But
I would not want to put less than a 2 as I think that would be
a little harsh.

Marks out of 10: 2

Elizabeth from Year 6, Saltersgate Junior School:

This book is very funny, charming and witty. As many people
will have thought it is very similar to the TOM GATES book that
was one of the winners last year. I feel that Jim Smith was
trying to copy the book that won last year but it is not as
good. Therefore I didn't enjoy it as much. It is too similar to
the TOM GATES books. So I have decided to give this book a
respectable 7/10.

Marks out of 10: 7

Georgia Coppendale from Year 7, Danum Academy:

I really enjoyed this book it is very good. and I think other
people should read it.

Marks out of 10: 10

Chloe from Year 6, Montagu Academy:

I would recommend this book to people that like a laugh now and
again. you will laugh your head of because it is about POO.
I think this book is for 8 years old and up. The book is so
funny and the pictures are absolutely funny there is pictures
on neally every single page and i couldn't stop laughing when i
kept turning the page.
I would read this book again and i will read my brothers famous
bottom again because they are both really funny.

Marks out of 10: 10

kate-lynn from Year 9, The Armthorpe Academy:

it brilliant book it like the diary of the wimpy kid but better
this is one of the best book i have read for a while

Marks out of 10: 10

Zackberr from Year 6, Bessacarr Primary School:

When I read 'I am still not a loser' I thought it was just
about someone trying to stay cool, but it is a comedy book.

The main character 'Barry Loser' is trying to regain his
coolness. He has two favourite super hero called future Ratboy
and Buncky. Barry Loser is so embarrassed about his gran
dating his teacher and everyday he walks past her house with
his friend trying to avoid getting dropped off by his teacher.

This book is a very funny comedy book which I would recommend
to children 9+. I would give this 10/10 because of all the
super hero's ,the comedy and the new characters.

I really enjoyed this book you should too.

Marks out of 10: 10

Brandon from Year 5, Montagu Academy:

not
I'm still ^ a loser

This book will rock your brain to pieces! How would you feel if
your school teacher started to go on dates with your GRANNY!

would you eat thumbs from three thumbed Rita's shop Three
Thumbed Rita's Sweet shop.

Marks out of 10: 8

Ella and Beau from Year 6, Hayfield Lane Primary School:

This book is great for you people who like funny stories! This
book is full of laughter and crazyness. Please read this book
becuase you never no, this might be your kind of book!!! I give
this book a 10 out of 10!

Marks out of 10: 10

Beth from Year 6, Saltersgate Junior School:

This book is boring, annoying and I can't think of anything
good. No offence, but it is so boring I mentally fell asleep
halfway through. It is trying too hard to be like Tom Gates. I
do not understnd why it has been shortlisted!?!

Marks out of 10: 3

Hannah from Year 5, Ridgewood School:

This book is quite good the drawings are great and the
characters really funny

Marks out of 10: 7

Shabanna from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

I am very impressed with this book and I found it quite gross.
It would be cool for people who love disgusting things. I quite
like the idea of the not birds as I found that really funny.

Marks out of 10: 8

pietro from Year 6, Adwick Park Junior School:

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSS
SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
MMMMMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(awsome)

Marks out of 10: 10

Rowan from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

I found this book interesting - it is very odd at the beginning
of the book with the 'hover poos' this is what sparked it off
for me about this book. It was a very good book on the bright
side but on another very very strange.
So if you enjoy books that have a weird and wonderful side,
pick this one up it is fantastic for your style.
This book is written like Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Big Nate
they have the same format. I will give I'm still not a Loser a
8/10 as it wasn't my type of book but I'm sure who ever picks
it up next will love it.

Marks out of 10: 8

Nathan from Year 7, De Warenne Academy:

I think this book is a fun thing to read and it has a brilliant
front cover that really caught my eye
I would reccomend this book to someone who enjoyes reading
silly books

I read all
of this book

Wrote all this review
myself

Marks out of 10: 10

Tina from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

I think this book was very boring and easy to read. I would
give this book a 5 out of 10 because it wasnt as exciting as
any other book. This book is about a boy and he lost his best
friend and his liFe is going to end terribly. I would think
this book is for 9 to 12 yrs old because its easy and there's
lots of information.

Marks out of 10: 5

megan from Year 5, Balby Central Primary:

i think this book is so funny i love it i have never read a
book so interesting .

Marks out of 10: 10

sophie from Year 8, The Armthorpe Academy:

i like this book it is intresting but it could be a bit more
duck into the book because i got destracted from it a little
bit.

Marks out of 10: 8

Scott from Year 6, Montagu Academy:

This book will totaly blow your mind! I like it so much, I
can't wait untill the next book comes out!

Marks out of 10: 10

Rebecca from Year 7, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

I like this book but it should have more stranger things about
his dream. I would probably give this book an 8/10 because of
the reason above. I think in the future I would actually like
to read another book similar to this. the reason I like this
book is because I like how it's kind of a joke and he thinks
things happen when they actually haven't and it's really funny.

Marks out of 10: 8

katyarna from Year 7, De Warenne Academy:

barry had a dream of his best friend. it annoyed him the dream
also had these hover poos in it wich was hilarious and his best
friend turned into one and he became the profesers sidekick and
so far this is a good book because its funny.

Marks out of 10: 9

Samantha Foster from Year 7, De Warenne Academy:

I loved it because it had a comedy side to it as well as a
emotional. I'd give it a nine because it has a funny of view
but they need to make a it longer so you know how he's feeling
more. I would recommend it to people who can't read as well as
others and somebody who likes comedy. This is a good book for
all agendas.

Marks out of 10: 9

Marcus from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

This book is very funny because he says that he is not a loser
but when you get to know him he is a very big loser. Like when
he said to twirl a salute when they see somthing good or
amazing, when they found cola flavour not birds they had to
salute them. After that he lost his best friend and so he was
left with no friend.

Marks out of 10: 7

Tamsyn from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

I didn't find this book very funny because it was too childish,
some parts were funny but not enough to make me laugh.

My favourite character has to be Gordon Smugly because of his
name is just well unique.

I recommend this book to 7-10yrs old, who have a great sense of
humor.

Overall I have given this book 7/10. Its a great book but just
not for me.

Marks out of 10: 7

Daniel from Year 6, Balby Central Primary:

The book was intresting in a way thats why I read it all, but
should I say it only woffles about hoverpoo and hover pizzas
and stuff, and about Barry Loser and such weird things. I
wonder where the common noun, hoverpoo, came from :D

Marks out of 10: 6

jak from Year 6, Hayfield Lane Primary School:

I like I am still not a loser because it is hilarious and I am
still laughing with humour and also not birds now.I really
recommend that adults not just children will love it.To the the
moon and back Amen.

Marks out of 10: 10

jake from Year 7, De Warenne Academy:

too silly beacause it had alot of things in it that are not
even true and i would recomend it to ages 1-8.

Marks out of 10: 4

jake from Year 7, De Warenne Academy:

too silly beacause it had alot of things in it that are not
even true and i would recomend it to ages 1-8.

Marks out of 10: 4

Jasmine S from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

This book is absolutly amazing. Its full of humor which makes
you laugh from begining to end! This book sure is a book for
all ages who love to laugh. I would recomed it to many people!

Marks out of 10: 10

Ellie mae from Year 8, Ash Hill Academy:

This book is amazing it has lots of humour if you like to laugh
alot and is about a boy called Barry Loser and his freinds make
fun of his last name.But he does the right thing by ignoring
them. He lives in pretty much a confused world were his granny
goes out with his teacher OMG and their is a sweet shop down
the road from him and its called Ritas sweet shop, but barry
doesnt like going becasue she has an extra thumb and she sells
thumd sweets. This book is really funny and i really recormend
it to all ages so there for i rate it 10/10

Marks out of 10: 10

sarah from Year 8, Ash Hill Academy:

this book is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i recomened that you read it right now
it made me lagh out loud !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Marks out of 10: 10

chloe from Year 8, Ash Hill Academy:

This book is really good for younger readers and is really easy
to follow.It is a funny book and will make everyone laugh and
has a lot of good pictures.

Marks out of 10: 9

chloe from Year 5, Owston Park Primary School:

I give this book because it is realy funnie and is a grate
book

Marks out of 10: 10

Ayse from Year 7, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

I loved this book. I always loved funny stories with funny
names and this book had them. Some people do not like funny
books so they don't read it, but if you have a go at it you
will carry on with it. i would love to recommend this book to
people who love funny and epic stuff - hope you read it, if you
do, review.

Marks out of 10: 9

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