I Funny: A Middle School Story by James Patterson
Even though this book is in a middle school setting, my kids read this book in (late) elementary school. They both laughed out loud multiple times at the jokes. More importantly, this book has some important life lessons about dealing with conflict, adversity and stage fright.
In James Patterson’s heartwarming middle school story, middle schooler Jamie Grimm faces bullying and self-doubt as he chases his dream to become the world’s greatest comedian.
Jamie Grimm is a middle schooler on a mission: he wants to become the world’s greatest standup comedian, even if he doesn’t have a lot to laugh about these days. He’s new in town and stuck living with his aunt, uncle, and their evil son Stevie, a bully who doesn’t let Jamie’s wheelchair stop him from messing with Jamie as much as possible.
But Jamie doesn’t let his situation get him down. When his Uncle Frankie mentions a contest called The Planet’s Funniest Kid Comic, Jamie knows he has to enter. But are the judges only rewarding him out of pity because of his wheelchair, like Stevie suggests? Will Jamie ever share the secret of his troubled past instead of hiding behind his comedy act?
Following the bestselling success of the hilarious Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life, James Patterson continues to dish out the funnies in another highly-illustrated, heartfelt middle school story.
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