Middle schooler Jamie Grimm has big dreams of being the best stand-up comic in the world--even though he's wheelchair-bound--and the right sense of humor to do it! After winning the New York state finals in the Planet's Funniest Kid Comic Contest, Jamie's off to Boston to compete in the national semi-finals. Showing up to spoil the fun is another kid comic who thinks he's a million times funnier than Jamie. Add that to a growing affection for his good friend Gilda, and middle school is giving Jamie plenty of new material to riff on in his act.
But when one of his best buddies runs into trouble at school and a sudden health scare from Uncle Frankie rears its head, Jamie has to put his comedic ambitions on hold and stand by the people he cares about. Can Jamie miss the big competition for the sake of his friends and family?
"....Poignant.... Readers learn about [Jamie's] devastating loss and
recovery from a tragic event....The affecting ending, which reveals a
more vulnerable Jamie behind the guise of his humor, celebrates Jamie's
holds the Guinness World Record for the most #1 New York Times bestsellers, including Confessions of a Murder Suspect
and the Maximum Ride series, and his books have sold more than 325
million copies worldwide. A tireless champion of the power of books and
reading, Patterson created a children's book imprint, JIMMY Patterson,
whose mission is simple: "We want every kid who finishes a JIMMY Book to
say, 'PLEASE GIVE ME ANOTHER BOOK.'" He has donated more than one
million books to students and soldiers and funds over four hundred
Teacher Education Scholarships at twenty-four colleges and universities.
He has also donated millions to independent bookstores and school
libraries. Patterson investing proceeds from the sales of JIMMY
Patterson Books in pro-reading initiatives.
James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 300 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.