Middle School Story: I Funny TV by James Patterson, Illus. Chris Grabenstein.
Middle School Story: I Funny TV by James Patterson, Illus. Chris Grabenstein. Pub.Penguin Random House Imprint Young Arrow, 2016.
Jamie Grimm is as nice a person as you are ever going to meet yet he is in a wheelchair caused in a motor accident that killed his parents and little sister. Jamie stays with his aunt and uncle and his bullying cousin Stevie.
In a previous book Jamie won the best funny kid competition and pocketed a million dollars which he spent wisely and generously. He never thinks only of himself.
One of the other prizes he won was his own TV Show and in this book that’s what he gets. Hollywood and all its eccentricities and extravagances comes to Jamie. The pampered stars, the expanded egos, the tantrums and the bullshit.
Jamie is under pressure, so how will he cope? Read it and find out.
As always bullying is a huge theme of this novel and now Stevie the perennial is out bullied by a huge monster of a boy Lars Johannsen. Both get involved with the new TV show as does Jamie’s special friends Gaynor and Pierce.
I have read a half dozen of these novels and could be excused of having enough but I think this is the best yet. It is funny, the values are good and Jamie is such a wonderful character. Primary and intermediate readers will love it.
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