“Just Jake” written by Jake Marcionette, twelve years old boy, and full of funny illustrations made by Victor Rivas Villa is the first book of a new series that bears the same name.
The book will introduce a boy named Jake who starts with the sixth grade after his family moved to Maryland from Florida. The each relocation is hard, especially if you’re of such age as Jake, therefore readers will witness Jake’s adventures while going through a not so pleasant adaptation to the new environment – school, teachers and friends.
And some harmless and funny things that Jake did back in the old school, here will prove to be a problem for one school bully, and Jake will become his target…
Based on this first book in series already can be seen that “Just Jake” is the beginning of an extremely entertaining and popular series for young readers. A classic situation where a boy/girl hero comes into a new environment, meets new friends and experience exciting adventures is not a novelty in literature for young readers, but the way in which the theme was presented by the author, of same age as his literary counterpart, while an illustrator further spice the things up with entertaining images, makes this book very fun to read, and its 160 pages much too short.
Hence, waiting for Jake’s new adventures for many preteen readers will certainly be difficult; however, “Just Jake” is a book that with its charm, humor and excitement enables multiple and always entertaining reading to shorten the time.