Greenwald, Tommy Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Extra Credit, 265 pgs. Roaring Brook Press, 2012. $14.99 Language: G (0 swears, 0 “F”) Mature Content G; Violence G:
Charlie Joe Jackson’s report card is terrible! His parents are going to send him to an academic summer camp unless he can get straight As. The last quarter has already started, so his only chance might be . . . Extra Credit, but is trying out for the school musical going a bit too far?
Another fun book in the series, Charlie Joe continues to give advice and his crazy plans still get him in trouble. Although the 2nd in the series, this book can stand on its own. It’s enjoyable, well written and a sure fire hit for our boy readers, even the reluctant ones.
EL, MS - ESSENTIAL Reviewer Lisa Media Specialist