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Co-authored with James Patterson

My Life Is a Joke

Book 2

Jacky Hart has found a hidden talent in the performing arts, and she’s a triple threat onstage! She wants nothing more than to act and sing all summer-but her parents have other plans for her. Jacky reluctantly signs up for a summer job in her resort town of Seaside Heights, New Jersey, where tourists come to enjoy the beach and fun carnival atmosphere.

Now she has serious responsibilities like her job and babysitting her younger sisters, but Jacky longs to perform in the summer stock performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Can she handle all of her important commitments and still have fun with her friends—or will she learn that juggling isn’t one of her many talents?

James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein’s middle grade jokester Jacky returns in this wild romp through summer in the Jersey Shore, featuring lively illustrations by French artist duo Kerascoët.

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“This book was so funny and lighthearted! I also have the biggest crush on Schuyler, who is one of the most bad ass characters in the book, like seriously he is such a doll.”
—Erika, Goodreads Reviewer
“The main character, Jacky, of course, is a delightfully quirky character.”
—Brandi, Goodreads Reviewer
“Clever story.”
—Jill, Goodreads Reviewer

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