My Pants Are Haunted! (Dear Dumb Diary Series #2)

My Pants Are Haunted! (Dear Dumb Diary Series #2)

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by Jim Benton
     
 

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Read the hilarious, candid (and sometimes not-so-nice), diaries of Jamie Kelly, who promises that everything in her diary is true -- or at least as true as it needs to be.

They were just a soft, ordinary pair of thrift-shop jeans until Jamie Kelly tried them on . . . Then they became a tight, scratchy, slightly smelly, and utterly ordinary pair of thrift-shop

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Read the hilarious, candid (and sometimes not-so-nice), diaries of Jamie Kelly, who promises that everything in her diary is true -- or at least as true as it needs to be.

They were just a soft, ordinary pair of thrift-shop jeans until Jamie Kelly tried them on . . . Then they became a tight, scratchy, slightly smelly, and utterly ordinary pair of thrift-shop jeans with an embarrassing haunting problem. Do the pants have the power to soothe a vengeful beagle, vanquish The Prettiest Girl in the World, or make the wearer irresistible to the eighth cutest guy in the grade? Are the haunted pants so dazzling they can hurt and maybe permanently damage the eyes of onlookers? Or are the haunted pants just, well, haunted (which is kind of gross when you think about it)?

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"Dear Dumb Diary," by Jim Benton (Scholastic, $4.99).
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Middle-schooler Jamie Kelly is mad. She's mad at Angeline, the most popular and prettiest girl in the world (or at least in Mackerel Middle School).
Jamie is mad at the fact that she has to go to middle school in the first place. She's mad at her disapproving parents, and mad at Hudson Rivers (the eighth cutest guy in her grade) for not noticing her. Her only hope is to console in her diary, the one place where she can spill her heart out and draw pictures of how things really look.

"Dear Dumb Diary" (Scholastic, $4.99) by Jim Benton is a look at Jamie's life in her own words. Her adventures include avoiding trouble (or getting into it) with her partner in crime, Isabella; rating people on a "Loser"
scale; dealing with crazy cafeteria monitor Miss Bruntford; and observing and caring for her dog Stinker.

You'll laugh out loud at what this girl has to say.

From Our Editors The Barnes & Noble Review
The hilarious author of the Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist books zaps fans with another new series, this time about a girl braving the trials and tribulations of middle school. Told in knee-slapping diary entries, the first installment of Jamie Kelly's tales begins as "the worst thing that can happen to you in middle school" almost occurs: getting a nasty nickname (for all of you uneducated souls out there). From there, Jamie goes on to describe a schoolmate's misfortune of using ChocoMint lip smacker; her interest in almost-hunk boy Hudson Rivers; and most of all her unkind feelings toward Angeline, a pretty blonde girl who Jamie's sure is "scorpion-like" beneath her sweet exterior. But when a mysterious culprit smacks the school's cafeteria monitor in her "neck blubber" with meatloaf, Jamie takes the heat and winds up almost-pals with Angeline. Jim Benton delivers a wonderfully silly series that combines his knack for knowing what kids love to read with fun illustrations. Young audiences will eat up Jamie's diary descriptions of stealing Angeline's hair out of the wastebasket, her "glazed" cousin, and just about every other crazy event that happens, while parents are sure to see their kids beg for more Dumb Diary books. As the subtitle suggests, we can pretend this never happened, but in reality we're sure happy it did. Shana Taylor

Children's Literature
Jamie Kelly leads the typical, difficult life of a girl in middle school: she gets in fights with her dinosaur-aged mom over fashion; she gets stuck with a series of crummy lab partners when her science teacher uses assigned seating rearrangement as a disciplinary tactic; her dog keeps chewing holes in her favorite (and, more importantly, fashionably acceptable) jeans; and her crush only seems to have eyes for the most beautiful girl in school. But everything changes when Jamie gets a new pair of jeans and her friend Isabelle hatches a master plan to help them rise up the popularity ladder at school. Suddenly, things go from bad to worse! A late-night horror movie reveals the clear cause of all of Jamie's problems—her jeans are haunted! Young readers will enjoy this socially perceptive and entertaining look into Jamie Kelly's middle-school world; presented in diary format, the book presents humorous cartoon drawings on every page, as well as a toy-like features, such as a cut-out cover and a color postcard featuring one of the book's joking illustrations. This second book in the "Tales from Mackerel Middle School" series is sure to provide many laughs at late-night slumber parties, but it provides little in the way of meaningful substance; although Jamie agonizes over her own popularity status at school, she displays a lack of reflectivity and empathy for her peers, offering little in the way of growth for readers. 2004, Scholastic Inc, Ages 8 to 12.
—Meredith Ackroyd

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439629058
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/2004
Series:
Dear Dumb Diary Series , #2
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
208,850
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
990L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


Jim Benton is a New York Times bestselling author and the creator of many licensed properties, including the hugely successful It's Happy Bunny. He's created a kids' TV series, designed clothing, and written books, such as the Franny K. Stein series and the bestselling Dear Dumb Diary series. Jim lives in Bloomfield, Michigan with his spectacular wife and kids. Visit him online at www.jimbenton.com and on Twitter at @JimBenton.

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My Pants Are Haunted 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a good book.I read this book from my school libary.If u love funny book's u should read this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the book so much! After reading it I could not stop laughing!
Nikki_W More than 1 year ago
Great Book. She had a great time reading it. She is familiar with the Dear Dumb Diary series and said that this one is one of her favorites!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is the best ive ever read I know this cause if i say so myself i hate reading, but this book is HA-LA-RIOUS!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome series!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is awesome i read one in like two hours becuase i couldnt put it down and then i let all my freinds read it and they too loved it
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really love this book. I read it all the time!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading it and I loved reading it. I like because Jamie gets mixed up in the middle but then she she works it all out in the end. I think any girl around the age of ten would like it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book so much! It is so funny. I can't wait to read the rest. Right now I think Jim Benton is the best author!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's such a grat book me and my friend alysia read both of them together We both thought this book can knock your socs off big time we are cousions so that why we read it together and alysia wanted me to tell everyone that she is sorry she spelt some of the words wrong alysias real name is Taylor and we are only 10 days apart and the funny thing is her birthday is on my dads birthday And its werid we both have the same name
Guest More than 1 year ago
I he read both dear dumb diary books and they truly will knock your socks off! I would recomend it to any one with a big amagination plus some one that doesn't mind getting ou of their chair every time you come to a funny part that makes your socks come flyin off your feet!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was...AWSOMELY FUNNY!!! The story is well writen, and i have to give, Jim Benton, props for being a guy and writing a girl's book. I could go on and on, but yes, it was great, i highly recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is so funny, no matter what age you are you will be rolling on the floor laughing. It is hysterical.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I actually read this book because I liked the picure in the cover which made me interested in reading this book.I read the first page and I found it interesting so I kept reading it. Until I finished the book I thought this book was totally awesome.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You have done it again Jim benton. You have created the most epic and awsome book EVER!!!!!!!!!! -Kayblog
cobiJS More than 1 year ago
This book is okay but it was kind of slow in the beginning to me. But you guys may think different, but other than that, I loved this book. It's great for kids in 5th through 6th grade who like these kind of cartoony like books and who like a book that is cool but also a book that you can learn from. There is some things in this book that she did that could embarras you if you do it. Like thinking your pants are haunted or thinking that people actually eat pants..... AND REMEMBER, YOUR PANTS AREN"T HAUNTED!!!
I_love_Peace More than 1 year ago
Awesome book my friend read it
Guest More than 1 year ago
the funniest of all time you should read this book like .............. now!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a realy good book.
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This book is an amazing book I bought for my daughter and she loved so I bought her the next bokk
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