Teen Review–I Even Funnier by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein

The secofunniernd book in the I Funny series continues the exciting journey of Jamie Grimm, on his quest to become the world’s funniest kid comic. There’s just one thing standing in his way to this success. Jamie is wheelchair bound. After a childhood car accident, he became paralyzed from the waist down. Despite this hardship, he has made it to the second round of the World’s Funniest Kid Comic competition, and he refuses to let any obstacle get in his way. However, all of this may change thanks to his cousin and the school bully, Stevie Kosgrov. Stevie seems determined to ruin Jamie’s life, and with a sudden family issue that could make or break Jamie, Stevie just might succeed.

I found this a really fun read. This is a hysterical book, with lots of wonderful illustrations and comics that add to the already brilliantly funny story. The fast paced story makes for a very quick and exciting read. This gives it a strong appeal to those of many different reading levels and skills. I think the title sums up the book. The last one was funny, and this one was even funnier.

I found this book really memorable in the usage of comics and pictures, while still maintaining the professional air of a major chapter book. This unique combination of styles creates a reading experience that makes it a great read.

four stars

Review by Conor, grade 7, Tuckahoe Area Library

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