I Funny by James Patterson
A Middle School Story

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The value of having an author with as vast a reach as Patterson put a disabled character in the spotlight shouldn’t be underestimated.
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Synopsis

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. (Includes more than 175 black-and-white illustrations.)
 

About James Patterson

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James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 240 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women's Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.
 
Published January 1, 2012 by Little Brown. 302 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Kirkus

Excellent
Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on Nov 01 2012

Park’s humorous spot illustrations complement the text.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Reviewed by Robert Barnett on Oct 29 2012

The value of having an author with as vast a reach as Patterson put a disabled character in the spotlight shouldn’t be underestimated.

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