Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading

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Turtleback Books, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 220 pages
16 Reviews
Charlie Joe Jackson may be the most reluctant reader ever born. And so far, he's managed to get through life without ever reading an entire book from cover to cover. But now that he's in middle school, avoiding reading isn't as easy as it used to be. And when his friend Timmy McGibney decides that he's tired of covering for him, Charlie Joe finds himself resorting to desperate measures to keep his perfect record intact.This is the hilarious story of an avid non-reader and the extreme lengths to which he'll go to get out of reading a book.

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Review: Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading (Charlie Joe Jackson #1)

User Review  - Josh Jackson - Goodreads

Great read for reluctant readers in the cross-over range, fifth grade to seventh. Charlie Joe would rather do anything than read - even setting up his crush with his best friend. This book has good ... Read full review

Review: Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading (Charlie Joe Jackson #1)

User Review  - Jonathan - Goodreads

I have to say that I wasn't overly thrilled to be reading this book as it appeared to be a "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" wannabe, without as many pictures (Which in a book titled "Not Reading" I found rather ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

TOMMY GREENWALD has enjoyed reading all his life, which is why he's appalled that his kids Charlie, Joe and Jack, would prefer getting a dental check-up to checking out a book. After years of pleading, threatening, and bribing, Tommy finally decided the only way to get his kids to read was to write a book about how to get out of reading. This is the result. And they read it! (So they say.) The Executive Creative Director at SPOTCO, an entertainment advertising agency in New York City, Tommy lives in Connecticut with his wife, Cathy; his non-reading sons, Charlie, Joe and Jack; and his dogs, Moose and Coco.Check out Tommy's website (minimal reading required) at www.tommygreenwald.com

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