Greenwald, Tommy Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Growing Up, 182 pgs. Holtzbrinck Publishing, 2016. $13.99. Language: ( 2 (Diety) swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: G; Violence:G.
It’s the last day of middle school and it’s also Charlie Joe’s birthday, but he’s not ready to grow up and move on to high school. He likes the carefree days of his youth, and wants to keep them. He’s not ready for the responsibility of high school, maybe graduating from middle school is not such a good thing after all.
This is a day in the life of Charlie Joe, and he gets in just as much trouble in one day as he has in each of the other books. Book #6 is a great ending to the series, Charlie Joe finally resolves his distaste for reading, and he manages to slip out of trouble and learn some life lessons along the way. Not the best in the series, but a must have to complete the set.
EL, MS ADVISABLE Lisa Librarian