Spanking Shakespeare

Spanking Shakespeare

by Jake Wizner
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Spanking Shakespeare by Jake Wizner

SHAKESPEARE SHAPIRO HAS ALWAYS hated his name. His parents bestowed it on him as some kind of sick joke when he was born, and his life has gone downhill from there, one embarrassing incident after another. Entering his senior year of high school, Shakespeare has never had a girlfriend, his younger brother is cooler than he is, and his best friend's favorite topic of conversation is his bowel movements.

But Shakespeare will have the last laugh. He is chronicling every mortifying detail in his memoir, the writing project each senior at Shakespeare's high school must complete. And he is doing it brilliantly. And, just maybe, a prize-winning memoir will bring him respect, admiration, and a girlfriend . . . or at least a prom date.

From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375855948
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 10/28/2008
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 380,882
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

Jake Wizner’s life improved significantly after he graduated from high school. These days he lives in New York City with his wife and two daughters and teaches eighth-grade English and history. Spanking Shakespeare is his first novel. To learn more about Jake, visit his Web site at www.jakewizner.com.

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Spanking Shakespeare 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 61 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very funny and captures the readers attention.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Shakespeare Shapiro hates his name. It is one in a long line of things that his parents have done to make his life miserable. The rest of his life isn't going very well either. Shakespeare actually describes his life as a series of catastrophes. Now he is beginning his senior in high school, has never kissed a girl, and has only made two friends. His younger brother, Gandhi, is popular and has a girlfriend. And his parents, well, they are a unique force to be reckoned with.

Now that he is in the twelfth grade, Shakespeare has to do his school's senior project; write a memoir about his life so far. The good news is that Shakespeare is a skillful writer. The bad? How truthful would you want to be if your life was made up of mortifying, embarrassing moments?

In addition to his memoir, Shakespeare is also dealing with the usual high school issues: girls (or a lack of them), sex (or a lack of it), popularity (againâ¿"a lack of it), and family. And now his two best friends, Neil and Katie, are hooking up.

SPANKING SHAKESPEARE is a hilariously funny look at the life of a very unique teenage boy. It is written in a dual style; a narrative of Shakespeare's everyday life combined with chapters from his memoir. Author Jake Wizner takes readers through the life of one of the smartest and funniest characters in young adult fiction today. SPANKING SHAKESPEARE will have you laughing out loud.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is an amusing read. However, i think that it comes off as a crude kind of book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've never read anything like it. Would make a hilarious movie. One of the top best books I've ever read, and I read alot. BUY IT NOW!!!
M_Allain More than 1 year ago
I have to say, this is by far the funniest book I've ever read. It got me in a great mood. Personally, 150 pages is a little short for me, but this book was definitely worth it. I would recommend this book to anyone above the age of 12.
Jordan Sandecki More than 1 year ago
This was a fun read with quite a few laugh out loud moments. The author's devil may care style of writing was spot on and really help bring his version of high school to life. I will totally read this again.
peachdaisy More than 1 year ago
this book was a heck of a lot of fun to read.I never wanted to put it down. If you have read works by Ned Vizini, Judy Bloom, Meg Cabot, or any adolecent aurthor, than i recodmend this book for you. i am a 16 year old girl and happed to love it. it is very humorous, and it keeps you entertained. if you looking for an easy going, easy to reed book, then i suggest you buy this book.
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sadaloff_fan69 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. As a young teenager, this book was extremely ammusing. It was recommended by an older person who told me that it was a great book to remind older folks of the good old days in high school. For me though, it was a guide into what my next four years in high school was going to be like. This book was relatable to my own life. The author leaves out no detail of what Shakespeare Shapiro experiences in his high school life. This book is too hard to put down. Coming from a person who doesn't read unless assigned, this book is worth reading.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is halarious and has become one of my favorites. This book is a teens book so please don't judge it by the over-use of the word sex... please. Friendship, parents, school,prom, and shakespeare's memoir will have you rolling with humor.
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jjbookcast More than 1 year ago
this book is one of the best comical book ive ever read, but the humor iscrude and is intended more for teenage boys, i loved this book i couldnt get through one page without laughing my butt off.
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