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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 820L (What's this?)
  • Series: Just Jake (Book 1)
  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap (February 4, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0448466929
  • ISBN-13: 978-0448466927
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 5.6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #54,301 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Gr 4–6—Sixth-grader Jake Mathews's popularity has gone from a rank of 10 to a low of three, when he is forced to move from Flordia to Maryland. Jake's "Awesomeness" is put to the test in his new town as he struggles to make friends and fit in; resulting in his previously unshakeable confidence beginning to crumble. Marcionette, a sixth grader himself, creates a humorous character who takes readers on an enjoyable journey as he triumphs over a bully, fights with his explosive older sister, attempts to climb back to the top of the social ladder, and finds a group of friends he calls the "misfit toys". At times, Jake's arrogance can be overwhelming, but readers will see through it and realize it is simply a yearning to be accepted. Just Jake is filled with doodles, cut out photos, rules of Awesomeness, and clever "Kid Cards." Fans of Jeff Kinney's "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" (Abrams) and Rachel Renée Russell's "Dork Diaries"(S & S) will enjoy this title.—Megan McGinnis, Sachem Public Library, Holbrook, NY

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.

More About the Author

Hello Everyone!

It's me Jake! I'm your typical kid that loves playing and watching sports, hanging with my friends and wishing for snow days. I actually DO have a similar diabolical sister like the one I wrote about in Just Jake. I like to think of the book as semi-autobiographical. Lacrosse and basketball are my sports of choice and I love the Celtics, Patriots and the Red Sox.

I started writing in elementary school. Not because I had some burning passion for typing out my thoughts. Nope. I was FORCED to write by my mom; part of her wicked plot to ruin my chances of a carefree and fun summer.

After a few years of practice, I started to love writing and I hope you get a chance to read my books. To learn more about me, please visit JustJake.com and follow me on Twitter @jakemarcionette

Customer Reviews

Kids will enjoy reading this book.
RJ Williams
This book is so funny and awesome (like me) I recommend this book to everyone.
Braden Peloli
Great book for your middle schoolers.
L. Greear

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 4, 2014
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This is next only to Sherman Alexie's Absolutely True Tales of a Part Time Indian. It is laugh out loud funny. When Jake met the knitting boy I could not stop laughing. This is shockingly well-written. I do not care who you are. Seriously, buy this book. I do not know Jake, I live in Newfoundland , Canada, but Bravo! I cannot wait for the next book. Are you sure you are 13? You must have truly amazing parents. What a lucky boy to have a sister who is such a "worthy nemesis". Good for you! I hope you sell a million copies!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Michelle Marcinelli on February 12, 2014
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I am not a youngster myself but read this book after seeing Jake's interview on CBS news....I was reviewing to make
sure it was good for my niece's 10 year old son, I ended up reading cover to cover and laughing a little myself!
Definitely recommend for any age!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By H. Fernandez on February 11, 2014
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I purchased this book for my nephews. They are the same age as the author. They enjoyed the adventures of school life in the book very much.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Denis Vukosav TOP 100 REVIEWER on February 6, 2014
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“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.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Cyndi Shinn on March 1, 2014
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I enjoyed reading this book and now I'm sharing it with my 3rd grade class, family, friends, and other staff members.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By RL on February 28, 2014
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This book was hilarious. I loved the kid cards. You will absolutely love it so much. PLEEAASSEE get this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. M. Coady on February 27, 2014
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Wait, so you're telling me that the dude who wrote this book is 12? Okay, is that even legal? Like, really people, what the hedgehogs?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Braden Peloli on February 24, 2014
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This book is so funny and awesome (like me) I recommend this book to everyone. I love the kid cards. I actually started some of my own.
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