Author: Tommy Greenwarld
Illustrator: J.P. Coovert
Themes: Books & Reading, Books for Boys, Cliques/Popularity, Humor, School
Published: 2012, 240 pages
'Sweet' book summary:
Reviewer: Melissa G.
Do you have a reluctant reader? Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to NOT Reading will feel like it was written just for them. To those kids, Charlie says, "I know exactly how you feel; I'm one of you. Just remember: you are not alone. We'll get through this together."
Don't be fooled by the title, though. Even if your reader isn't reluctant, he or she will relate to Charlie. His story has something for everyone. Yes, Charlie Joe is proud of his record of not reading a single book, and he will do pretty much anything to keep it up.