Monday, September 8, 2014

Middle Grade Monday with Ava: I Funny by James Patterson

I Funny 
by James Patterson
Now Available!!!
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Synopsis cover photo, courtesy of Goodreads:
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?

Ava's Thoughts:
"I Funny" is a story about a boy named Jamie Grimm. He was in an accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down and in a wheelchair.

But he doesn't sulk just because he cant do everything that everyone else can. He just keeps telling jokes and keeps a smile on his face. But it isn't always that easy. He lives with a family that doesn't smile, A.K.A. The Smilies. He also lives in the garage, and also lives under the same roof as the torturous bully at his school. But he always goes to his uncle's restaurant, "Frankie's Good Eats By The Sea," where he is famous for yo-yoing and cooking... one hand for each.

One thing that keeps him going is telling jokes to people who do smile. The customers at the restaurant. One Russian customer always tells him "You Funny." This is what convinces him to go to a contest for a funny kids.

Follow Jamie in his travels to contest to see who really is the funniest kid in Long Island. I give this book a 10/10 because it was funny and sad. I recommend this book for people who like books by James Patterson, or funny books with pictures.



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