I Funny: A Middle School Story

I Funny: A Middle School Story

By James Patterson

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Book 1 of 7 in the  I Funny Series
Interest Level Reading Level Reading A-Z ATOS Word Count
Grades 4 - 8 Grades 2 - 5 T 3.9 27357

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.)

Publisher: jimmy patterson
ISBN-13: 9780316206938
ISBN-10: 0316206938
Published on 12/10/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Number of pages: 320

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this is one of the best books i have ever read in my life! it has a great storyline and everthing! if you like books with a lot of detail and comedy then this is the book for you!

I read his first book and loved it. I even read it in bed! I can't wait to read it

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I didn't like it at first but I love James Patterson books.

It was great! All the other books in this series were great as well! The others include I even funnier, I totally funniest, and I funny TV! Be sure to check them out!

When I first got this book, I thought it was going to be something like Big Nate: A simple yet very funny and attaching story. But this story wasn't a Big Nate. Nowhere even close. And that's a really, really, good thing, because, after reading it, I wouldn't have it any other way. After reading the first chapter, which was kind of slow, I thought that the whole book was a lost cause. But I have a strict policy not to judge the book until I read the very last page, so on I read. I found myself getting sucked up into Jamie's world, wheelchair and all. Yeah, I know, you wouldn't think a "stand-up" comedian would have to sit in a wheelchair, you'd expect someone in a wheelchair to belong to a book like "Out of my Mind." But no, Jamie did not get misplaced in the wrong story. He is the perfect character in this story, trying to fulfill his dreams of being a real comedian, despite the fact that he tends to "choke" when in front of big crowds. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how there were pictures in this book, I wouldn't have it any other way. This book was well matched in every area: drama, humor, romance, tragedy, you name it. My only critique would be that when Jamie tells a mild joke, everyone cracks up or laughs their head off, even though the joke isn't "super" funny. But all in all, I love this book and recommend it to anyone, especially middle schoolers! He funny.

im on the third book but i dont remember what its called though.

He is so funny and when it comes to the competition he gets a little nervous

i feel very sorry for Jamie Grimm i mean when he was in that car accident he had to get a wheel chair but he's lucky he has the gift of laughter.

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