Just Jake (Just Jake Series #1)

Just Jake (Just Jake Series #1)

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Overview

Just Jake (Just Jake Series #1) by Jake Marcionette, Victor Rivas Villa

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780448466927
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 02/04/2014
Series: Just Jake Series , #1
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile: 820L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Jake Marcionette is in sixth grade, and lives in Maryland with his parents and sister. His favorite sport is lacrosse. JUST JAKE is his first book.

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Just Jake (Just Jake Series #1) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a retired school librarian and I loved this book. I bought it to share with my grandsons. The book is very creative and fun to read. I especially liked the Rules of Awesomeness. I think Just Jake will be a big hit with boys in this age group.
MrsRobertsSixthGrade More than 1 year ago
This book is excellent. Or should I say "AWESOMES". My 6th graders loved it! You should have seen the looks on their faces when I revealed that Just Jake was written by a 13 year old kid. We watched the author's interviews and read articles on how he found an agent and got a book deal now my class is inspired like never before to write their own books. Fantastic message from a young author who can REALLY write. Very funny and the Rules of Awesomeness are so obviously tongue-in-cheek that my students recognized their comedic value immediately. And loved them!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny my 5th grader loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 12 year son old loved this book, he's waiting for #2.
Ba-Bam More than 1 year ago
Not very good. The vocabulary was awful! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too many reminders of his awesomeness. Not a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter read this book and she finds it humurous. One issue, the consstants remind of awesomeness gets her annoyed. He hasn't guit "bragging" since the beggining. Your choice, but from my 12 year old daughters mind, it was not a favotite.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He is always mentioning his "awesomeness" and it gets really annoying.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is good so far.