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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (967 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Chris Grabenstein, James Patterson Narrator: Frankie Seratch Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The I Funny Series Release Date:
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Jamie Grimm is a middle schooler on a mission. He wants to become the world’s greatest stand-up 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 giving Jamie a good pounding every once in a while. But Jamie doesn’t let his situation get him down. He practices his craft every day on friends, family, and the willing customers at his Uncle Frankie’s diner. When 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 heartfelt middle school story.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The broad humor that runs throughout this story...masks personal pain, demonstrating resiliency in the face of tragedy.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A brimming bucket of ba-da-bing!

    Booklist

  • “Through Jamie’s evolving relationship with the intriguing Suzie, a.k.a. Cool Girl, readers learn about his devastating loss and recovery from a tragic event...The affecting ending, which reveals a more vulnerable Jamie behind the guise of his humor, celebrates Jamie’s resilient spirit.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • A Wall Street Journal Bestseller
  • A 2014 Maryland Children’s Book Award Nominee for Grades 4-6
  • A 2014 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award Nominee

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Thom1197 | 2/18/2014

    " This book has characters you can empathize with, but it has a lackluster ending and lame jokes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Emily | 2/16/2014

    " It was really not very funny. It was very sad at times. I have always enjoyed James Patterson's work, though i think this was not his best. I did ike the book in many ways, but it was laso a little boring too. Overall it was a good book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Grace | 2/6/2014

    " Got some good jokes out of it "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by pati | 1/22/2014

    " My very first James Patterson! "

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