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As seen on the Today Show and CBS Evening News, New York Times Best Selling Kid Author Jake Marcionette explodes into the middle grade diary style genre with a new kind of story. Meet sixth-grader Jake Mathews, whose life is turned upside down when his family moves from Florida to Maryland, where Jake must adapt to a new school. Jake has always ranked the kids at school in his hand-made, humorous “Kid Cards,” and when he arrives at his new school, Jake starts building a new collection, befriending as many people as he can while staying under the radar from the school bully. But what happens when the school bully decides Jake's next in line for annihilation and his Kid Cards get into the wrong hands?!! JUST JAKE is a genuine—and as Jake himself would say, AWESOME!—world of school, family, friends, and teachers; it’s the product of a writer talented well beyond his years.
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published on February 4, 2014 by Grosset & Dunlap
ISBN-10: 0448466929
ISBN-13: 9780448466927
3 Book Reviews
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  • CamTuesday, January 15, 2019 at 5:31 am
    Jake is a really funny character. He is also the main character of the book. At my school we have a thing like the popularity ratings that Jake and his school does. Jake and his kid cards are so hilarious and his drawings are really good. I haven´t finished the whole book yet but i´m curious to see how Jake will get back on top at his new Maryland school and how many friends will he make. No more spoilers.
    • surfgrom
      surfgromWednesday, April 8, 2015 at 5:09 am55 stars
      Jake is so funny....there is a kid in my school just like Wild Boy. Me and my friends loved this book. I told my teacher this was written by a kid and she didn't believe me.
      • readfreak
        readfreakMonday, April 6, 2015 at 11:29 am55 stars
        My uncle bought both these Just Jake books and gave them to me last Friday. No candy, just books. I spent the whole weekend reading them both and WOW...FUNNY! Really cool and then I found out these books were written by a kid. Amazing. In the book, Jake's older sister Alexis is awesomely hilarious.