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Jacky Ha-Ha: My Life Is a Joke


  • “Jacky is the best yet. Fun, smart, emotionally engaging, Jacky is a character that young readers will love spending time with.”
    – Kirkus Reviews
  • Readers will find Jacky entertaining….the art is playful and fun. This title is sure to have high circulation among fans of Patterson’s previous works.
    – School Library Journal
  • The story is stuffed with page-turning pranks, and the swoopy b&w cartoons from Kerascoët only add to Jacky’s untamed energy….The novel is sure to amuse and encourage readers who don’t have it all figured out just yet.
    – Publisher’s Weekly
  • Smart, funny, and immensely likable, Jacky is a colorful narrator and an increasingly interesting character, and her struggles will strike a chord with many readers….The many black-and-white cartoon-style drawings increase the book’s appeal.
    – Booklist
  • James Patterson has figured out the formula for writing entertaining books for tween readers. Jacky is a wildly engaging character. [The story is] great fun.
    – Parents’ Choice
  • Jacky is a genuinely likable and funny protagonist…Kerascoët’s black and white illustrations are full of verve and energy, as cartoonish Jacky careens her way through life.
    – BCCB


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