- 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: 5.8 x 0.6 x 7.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #493,549 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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.
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Top Customer Reviews
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!
Just Jake is a book that will entertain your kids. Jake tells about the kids he encounters at school and how he deals with them. In the book he makes kid cards (kind of like baseball cards with kids instead of players) that describe the people he meets. Unfortunately the cards fall into the wrong hands and get him in a lot of trouble. I could not unglue my eyes from the book to find out how Jake gets out of this dilemma and others including his sister, Alexis. By the way, I am a 13 year old reader who has met the real life Jake.
The reason that I do recommend it because it talks about his feelings and that not just him have to go through moving to a new town and that every 1 struggles whit finding new friends.