I Funny: A Middle School Story by James PattersonI Funny: A Middle School Story by James Patterson

I Funny: A Middle School Story

byJames Patterson, Chris GrabensteinIllustratorLaura Park

Paperback | January 26, 2015

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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 hilariousMiddle 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.)

James Patterson has had moreNew York Timesbestsellers than any other writer, ever, according toGuinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 300 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels,the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five year...
Title:I Funny: A Middle School StoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 7.62 × 5.25 × 0.88 inPublished:January 26, 2015Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:031620692X

ISBN - 13:9780316206921


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Cute My little brother loves these books! Keeps them on display in his room.
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good use of humour. Jamie Grimm is having a tough time settling into his new family and his new school. Using humour to deal with life in a wheelchair is helpful but it does little at getting the school bully to leave him alone. At the urging of his uncle, he enters The Planet's Funniest Kid Comic contest. Even though it's not easy for Jamie to stand in front of his peers and cajole them into laughing, he finds himself doing just that again and again. This was an entertaining and funny book. I don't like to read about bullies in stories, but in this case, I learned something by the way Jamie responded/fought back. Way to go Jamie. The story contains lots of jokes and I found myself cracking up with laughter at more than a few points, and this is coming from a person whom my kids say has no sense of humour. This would be a great book for kids who have graduated from the Captain Underpants books by Dave Pilkey. I listened to the unabridged audio book as read by Frankie Seratch. 3 hours 3 minutes. He did an amazing job of making me thinking I was listening to a middle school student and his friends. #IndigoEmployee
Date published: 2017-04-24

Editorial Reviews

"Play[s] readers' heartstrings like a banjo.... A brimming bucket of bada-bing!"-Booklist