Watch This Interview and Discover the Inspiration Behind Restart
by Traci Swain
A lot of research and thought go into Gordon Korman’s books. In this Scholastic Book Clubs–exclusive video interview, Gordon shares how his journey as a writer, student, and reader influenced Restart. Plus he reveals interesting behind-the-scenes fun facts, including:
• What he hopes readers take away from this story
• Why he writes from different perspectives
• Research into amnesia that made Restart more believable
Watch his interview with your students to spark their interest in the writing process and this compelling story of growth and transformation!
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Gordon Korman is the number one bestselling author of three books in the 39 Clues series as well as eight books in his Swindle series: Swindle, Zoobreak, Framed, Showoff,
Hideout, Jackpot, Unleashed, and Jingle. His other books include This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall! (published when he was 14); The Toilet Paper Tigers; Radio Fifth Grade; Slacker; Restart; Whatshisface; Level 13; War Stories; the Island, Everest, Dive, Kidnapped, and Titanic trilogies; and the series The Hypnotists and On the Run. He is the author of 95 books so far! Gordon grew up in Thornhill, Ontario, and he lives in New York with his family. Visit him online at gordonkorman.com.
Photo credit: Owen Kassimir
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