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The Question and Answer section for Loser is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
The main character in the novel, Loser, is named Donald Zinkoff.
Zinkoff is a kind and sensitive boy. He is awkward and seemingly unaware of social norms at school. On his first day of school, for example, he wears the giraffe hat his dad bought for him at the zoo.
I would say that one main theme in the novel is the fact that being different can be a wonderful thing. In this novel, the author portrays a boy who is too busy doing the things that make him happy to notice that his peers make fun of hom at every...