Sunday, July 24, 2011

Charlie Joe's Tip #10: It's Easy to Convince Others That You Do In Fact Read, Even If You Do In Fact Don't

Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide To Not Reading

Charlie Joe Jackson may be the most reluctant reader ever born. And so far, he’s managed to get through life without ever reading an entire book from cover to cover. But now that he’s in middle school, avoiding reading isn’t as easy as it used to be. And when his friend Timmy McGibney decides that he’s tired of covering for him, Charlie Joe finds himself resorting to desperate measures to keep his perfect record intact.This is the hilarious story of an avid non-reader and the extreme lengths to which he’ll go to get out of reading a book.

Jackie says:
"Charlie Joe Jackson REALLY hates to read.  For twelve glorious years he has managed to avoid it almost completely (exception: Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree because it only has 62 words).  But middle school is proving difficult ground to manipulate his way around the written word.  It doesn't help that his best book-reading buddy has begun to blackmail him, and now there are girls to pay attention to too.  But Charlie Joe comes up with a daring master plan that almost works.  This is a quick and fun read for an adult and has plenty of laughs to keep a reluctant reader, especially a boy, turning the pages."

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